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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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, according to various media reports published this weekend. Palo Alto, California-based Matternet, which was founded by a quartet of Singularity University fundamental business concepts students...

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

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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). According to Mark Prigg of the Daily Mail, the study discovered that the human brain is capable of discerning between different spoken sounds earlier than scientists had previously...


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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