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Technology News Archive - May 21, 2008

San Jose State University professor is trying to bring the rules of Newton and Einstein to Shrek's swamp and Ratatouille's kitchen. He recently won a National Science Foundation grant to develop a course called Physics of Animation.

Corning Cable Systems LLC, part of Corning Incorporated's (NYSE:GLW) Telecommunications segment, announces Jim Young Construction Company, Inc. as the newest member of the selective Corning Total Access Program(SM) (TAP).

NORWALK, Conn., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beverage Information Group, a leading provider of marketing, merchandising and statistical information to the beverage alcohol industry, recently released its 2008 Wine & Spirits Industry Marketing Handbook.

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Researchers from the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL are unveiling a novel, grasshopper-inspired jumping robot.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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