Latest James Meredith Stories

2009-06-30 09:02:39

Are you ready for engines filled with chocolate, carrot steering wheels and soybean oil foam seats? Well, this is motor racing's new, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly car series of the future. Even though Formula One stables spend millions on the newest thing in technology, researchers in Britain see an organic outlook for racing. Researchers at the Warwick Innovative Manufacturing Research Center thought up the biodiesel WorldFirst F3 car, created as a response to Formula One's...

2008-12-04 08:58:40

A method of producing synthetic bone, using techniques normally used to make catalytic converters for cars, is being developed by researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick.The team is now working closely with Warwick Ventures, the University's technology transfer office, to find a suitable partner to help commercialise the technology, and will be presenting their work on 9 December at the national university technology showcase event, Bioversity.WMG's Dr Kajal Mallick is developing the...

Word of the Day
  • 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.'