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2010-09-13 13:35:49

Australian scientists said Monday they are planning to develop a "molecular sponge" which they hope will soak up carbon gases and help fight greenhouse gas pollution. Researchers at Sydney University have produced crystals full of small holes that can soak up gases like carbon dioxide, which they believe will eventually be used in places where these gases are produced. "You could think of them a little bit like your kitchen sponge," lead researcher and postdoctoral fellow Deanna...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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