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Reza Montazami
2014-04-05 06:04:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Imagine machines that melt away when their job is done. Perhaps a medical device that could melt away without harm inside the body, or a covert military device that delivers its data then dissolves without a trace. A researcher from Iowa State University says that this is a new way to look at electronics. “You don’t expect your cell phone to dissolve someday, right?” said Reza Montazami, an Iowa State University assistant...

'Girl Thing' Science Campaign Video Deemed Patronizing, Insulting
2012-06-24 05:08:11

A video launched last week by the European Commission as part of a campaign to encouraging young women to explore careers in scientific research fields was made inaccessible to the public after being roundly criticized in the media as patronizing, offensive, and insulting. The "Science: it's a girl thing!" campaign, officially announced by the Commission in a June 21 press release, revealed that an extra one million research workers were needed to meet their goal of increasing research and...

Audio Created From Japanese Seismic Wave Records
2012-03-07 05:43:29

A scientist has converted last year's 9.0-magnitude Tohoku-Oki, Japan earthquake's seismic waves into audio files to allow researchers to "hear" what the quake sounded like as it moved through the earth. Zhigang Peng, associate professor in Georgia Tech´s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, was able to capture the sound because of thousands of seismometers in the region and Japan's willingness to share their measurements. “We´re able to bring earthquake data to...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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