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Lubricants Made From Vegetable Oil
2012-10-23 12:05:35

Oil-independence is the dream of many countries that lack raw materials.

Smart Fabric Woven With Silver Thread Triggers Alarm When Disrupted
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German researchers have developed a new woven fabric with an embedded microcontroller that triggers an alarm when broken by potential thieves.

Mini-camera That Has Maxi-brainpower
2012-08-23 14:18:26

Torrential rapids, plunging mud holes and soaring hurdles: in the outdoor competitions at the Olympic Games, athletes pushed themselves to the limit.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.