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Wireless Phone Chargers In Toyotas 122012
2012-12-20 14:19:50

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A century ago pioneering electrical engineer Nikola Tesla envisioned a world powered by wireless energy transfer. Known as inductive charging or wireless charging, the technology would have meant never worrying about that misplaced mobile phone cord. And perhaps if Tesla had worked with Henry Ford, cars would long ago have had such technology as a standard option. But alas, it didn´t come to pass. However, come next year,...

Most Americans Use Their Cell Phones As Camera
2012-11-26 17:05:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In the mid to late 80s, the days of “Wall Street” and a blossoming telecommunications industry, it´s likely few ever imagined taking a picture with one of those giant bag phones and rectangular, brick-like behemoths. In the days since, our cell phones spent some time slimming down considerably, added a touch of color to their screens, learned how to ring in polyphonic tones and even communicate through...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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