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Thomas Edison Makes An Appearance At CES 2013 As A Ghost
2013-01-09 13:08:59

[Watch Video: CES Attendees Find Themselves In Presence Of Ghost] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Thomas Alvas Edison made a ghostly appearance at the 2013 International CES, fascinating all those who stopped by the IEEE booth. IEEE set up a projector, and a humidifier to create the ghost of Thomas Edison during the event at their exhibition booth. As the inventor talked about how attendees needed to vote on which electronics would be outdated soon,...

2012-12-01 05:02:22

BuyDig.com is proud to announce that it has joined other Edison companies in the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and its participation in Passports With Purpose! Edison, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 30, 2012 BuyDig.com has recently joined the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce is an organization dedicated to helping businesses network and advocate for policies that will foster economic growth and lower unemployment. In these troubled economic times, BuyDig.com is proud to...

Photos Of Einstein’s Brain Reveal Areas That May Have Made Him A Genius
2012-11-16 09:34:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The name “Einstein” has long been synonymous with the term “genius.” The man behind that attribution, the late Albert Einstein, has been the center of attention for decades, as scientists and physicists try to decipher the inner workings of his intellectual being. Now, a new study, led by Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk, has found that portions of Einstein´s brain are...

Einstein’s God Letter For Sale
2012-10-05 21:14:12

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A handwritten letter by one Albert Einstein will be auctioned off this month with an opening bid of $3 million. This piece of history won´t be found at Sotheby´s auction house, however. This pricey, handwritten note will hit the online auction block at eBay. The letter, called the “God Letter,” was penned by Einstein just one year before his passing and shows the Austrian genius challenging the notion...

Brain Of Albert Einstein Can Be Downloaded As An App
2012-09-25 13:00:47

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Artifacts owned by celebrities can fetch big prices at auction, while actual body parts can be quite valuable as well. Last year John Lennon´s tooth sold for more than $31,000 at auction. By contrast Che Guevara´s hands — which were cut off the body of the revolutionary after he was executed in 1967 to confirm that he was truly dead — have mysteriously disappeared and were even the subject of a film! The...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'