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Honeycomb Worm Sabellaria alveolata
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The honeycomb worm (Sabellaria alveolata) is a species of worm that is classified within the Annelida phylum. Its range includes the Mediterranean Sea and the waters of Morocco north to the Atlantic Ocean, extending to the British Isles in the northeast. This species is known as a reef-forming polychaete, because its builds reefs. These reefs are shaped like a honeycomb, the feature from which...

Neurothemis terminate
2013-07-17 10:43:20

Neurothemis terminate is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a range that extends from Japan and Peninsular Malaysia to the Lesser Sundas in Indonesia and includes the Philippines and Palau. It can be near marshes, lakes, and rice fields, being most common near in man-made environments rather than developed forest habitats.  In areas where these habitats are in good...

Brachydiplax denticauda
2013-07-17 10:29:45

Brachydiplax denticauda is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a range that includes north and northeastern areas of Australia, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. It can be found near slow moving freshwater sources. The species is small, so it can be hard to see, but as is typical to its genus, males hold bright colors such as powder blue with a cream color on the...

Bally Astrocade
2013-04-28 10:15:51

The Bally Astrocade is a video game console and simple computer combination manufactured by Midway. The original name was the Bally Home Library Computer released in 1977 by mail order only, but shipments were delayed and the system was renamed the Bally Professional Arcade. In 1979 Bally sold the Consumer Product Division and a partnership was formed and in 1981 the system was released as the...

OlivePad
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The OlivePad designed and developed by Olive Telecom, is a line of tablet computers originally for India. The original was the OlivePad VT100 released on October 23, 2010. Currently there are three other models, the VTW100, and two models in development, the VTR200 and the VT300. The VT100 uses the Android 2.2 operating system with 3G connectivity, and supports video calling. The display is...

LePad
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The LePad is a line of tablet computers sold by Lenovo in China. It was released in China in 2011. The LePad uses the Android 2.2 operating system, with either a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. The display features a 10.1-inch screen with a front facing camera for video calling, and has a battery life of eight hours. Outside china, in 2012, Lenovo released other versions of the LePad, under the name...

HP TouchPad
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The HP TouchPad is a tablet computer released in the US on July 1, 2011, by Hewlett-Packard. It was later released in Canada, UK, France, and Germany, on July 15, 2011, and on August 15, 2011, in Australia. On August 18, 2011, Hewlett-Packard announced it was discontinuing all devices using the current hardware, webOS, because of low sales. The remaining devices quickly sold out after a...

IdeaPad
2014-01-05 00:00:00

The IdeaPad is a line of laptop computers from Lenovo, first released in 2008 with three models the Y710, Y510 and U110. Since the original release, six other models have been developed -- the G series, S series, V series, Y series, U series, and Z series. IdeaPad also produced a tablet and depending on the model, either the Android or Windows 7 operating system is used. The K1 and A1 use...

Asus Eee Pad Transformer
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is a tablet computer powered by Android released on March 30, 2011, with an optional docking keyboard. The device has a 10.1 inch multi-touch screen, a Wi-Fi module, but lacks 3G connectivity. The docking key board was available simultaneously with the tablet. It has QWERTY keys, a trackpad, an SD card reader, two USB ports, and an extra battery for up to 16...

Channel Islands National Park
2013-04-18 12:25:35

Channel Islands National park is located in off the coast of California in the United States. The park holds 249,561 acres and is comprised of five of the eight Channel Islands. The area was designated as a national monument in 1938 and as a National Biosphere Reserve in 1976, but was not designated as a national park until 1980. The park extends from San Pedro to Point Conception, located near...

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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