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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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