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2013-05-01 15:00:27

In this month's issue of Physics World, an international group of researchers propose a new technology that could divert vibrations away from load-bearing elements of bridges to avoid catastrophic collapses. Michele Brun, Alexander Movchan, Ian Jones and Ross McPhedran describe a "wave bypass" technique that has many similarities to those being used by researchers looking to create Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks, which exploit man-made materials known as metamaterials to bend light...

2011-05-19 13:43:00

TACOMA, Wash., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While other events are being cancelled or scaled back, the Tacoma Events Commission (TEC) is embarking on the biggest expansion in its 32-year history. The 2011 Tacoma Freedom Fair - celebrating the Centennial of Naval Aviation - is expanding from one to four days, each offering an exciting event in a different location. Regulars needn't worry - the annual festivities on the Ruston Way waterfront, complete with live music, a thrilling air show,...


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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