Latest Elaine McLuskey Stories

2010-05-12 05:40:00

People who wish to have private chats in noisy bars or clubs are about to have it granted. A product designed by student Elaine McLuskey known as a "social sphere" enables people to hold a conversation above the background noise. The 23-year-old came up with the idea after she studied hearing impairments. The speech bubbles will go on display at Edinburgh Napier University's School of Arts and Creative Industries Degree Show. McLuskey from Coatbridge came up with two designs for the...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'