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Synthetic Fuel Could End US Reliance On Crude Oil
2012-12-06 09:22:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The United States has been relying on crude oil for more than a century. While it has played a vital role in driving modern innovation–transportation, plastics, detergents and even clothing–crude oil has also contributed to dangerous global warming. With the burgeoning threat of climate change, researchers from Princeton have outlined how the US could end reliance on petroleum and move to synthetic fuels. The US could...


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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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