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Crowdsourcing Contest To Find Automated External Defibrillators
2012-11-05 05:33:50

A contest that challenged citizen scientists to roam the streets of Philadelphia in search of automated external defibrillators resulted in 1,400 of the potentially life-saving devices being located and cataloged throughout the fifth-largest city in the US.


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'.