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2013-09-27 23:18:00

Prof. Dr. Ursula Keller, a pioneer in ultrafast laser research, is the first female recipient of the Laser Institute of America’s Arthur L. Schawlow Award. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 Prof. Dr. Ursula Keller, a pioneer in ultrafast laser research, is the first female recipient of the Laser Institute of America’s Arthur L. Schawlow Award. Keller will receive her honor during the awards luncheon at LIA’s 32nd-annual International Congress on Applications of Lasers &...


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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