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2013-06-06 23:42:01

According to Boston.com, advocacy officials for Boston bicyclists have recently announced upcoming studies to further evaluate safety concerns following several bicycle accidents and deaths. Tom Kiley Sr., local bicycle accident attorney and cyclist supporter, believes the studies to be desperately needed and a positive step towards ensuring safe alternative means of transportation. Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 According to Boston.com(Leading Boston bicycle advocates to study...

Biology’s Drive Toward Engineering
2013-06-06 19:38:57

American Chemical Society Biology is on the verge of getting its versions of the lever, wheel and axle, pulley and other basic machines that enable engineers to build almost any mechanical device, a new analysis has concluded. The viewpoint article on availability of this new toolkit – for engineering biological factories that can produce new biofuels, crops and chemicals, among others – appears in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology. Kevin Munnelly, CEO of synthetic biology...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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