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2008-10-23 10:00:23

Physicists have found an amazing discovery in a common household item: Scotch tape.  They found if you peel the popular adhesive tape off its roll in a vacuum chamber, it emits X-rays. "We were very surprised," said Juan Escobar. "The power you could get from just peeling tape was enormous." Escobar, a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles, reports the work with UCLA colleagues in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature. More than 50 years ago, some Russian...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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