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2013-10-07 23:01:53

SRI International Spin-Off Company Commercializes Cutting-Edge Electroadhesion Technology for Manufacturing and Logistics SANTA CLARA, Calif. (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Grabit, Inc., an industrial automation and material handling solutions company, has received Series A round funding. The investment is led by Formation 8, a technology venture capital firm with a presence in the Silicon Valley, China, Korea and Singapore. ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) and NIKE Inc., are also investing in the...

Spider Web Attracted To Charged Insects
2013-07-05 10:17:49

[ Watch the Video: Falling Insects Electrostatically Deform Web ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California claims spider webs don't attract the prey; rather, the prey attracts the web. As insects such as aphids or bees fly through the air, carried by their tiny and quickly beating wings, they build up a positive electrostatic charge. This charge may be enough to attract the thin and flexible strands of spider's silk which...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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