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2014-03-31 08:25:26

MONTREAL, March 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Gustave Eiffel's famous tower, built for the 1889 Paris World Fair, turns 125 this year. WREBBIT(®), in collaboration with its fans, retailers and distributors from all over the world, is marking this milestone anniversary by immortalizing this Paris landmark in a truly special way. Join the tour! The "Wrebbit 3D(TM) Eiffel 125th Anniversary World Tour(TM)" event is WREBBIT's inimitable way of inviting fans from all over the globe to give...

2013-08-01 15:49:33

In this month's edition of Physics World, a group of physicists describe how unique structures in the natural world are inspiring scientists to develop new types of materials with unprecedented properties. From adhesive tape inspired by the toes of geckos to a potential flaw-resistant coating of aeroplanes inspired by mother of pearl, the attractiveness centers on one concept -- hierarchical design. When materials have a hierarchical design, the overall structure is made up of much...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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