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Drones May One Day Deliver To Remote Locations
2013-06-02 04:46:05

While drones have been making headlines recently for their military capabilities, a Silicon Valley start-up is reportedly looking to use the technology to deliver medicine and other items to remote areas or locations with poor roads.

Premature Babies Recognize Syllables Inside The Womb
2013-02-27 05:17:00

Infants who are born up to three months premature are capable of recognizing different syllables in human speech patterns, according to new research published in the latest edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.