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Water Bottle Being Modeled After Desert Beetle
2012-11-26 05:15:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Drawing inspiration from a creature known as the Namib desert beetle, a US company has developed a prototype for a self-filling water bottle that could help hydrate people in hot, dry, drought-stricken parts of the world. According to Phys.org reporter Nancy Owano, NBD Nano -- a start-up firm comprised of four recent university graduates -- mimicked the way that the insects collect moisture from the air in the development of their...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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