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Intel Funds Social Computing Research Center At UC Irvine
2012-06-28 08:41:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As technology pervades our daily life more and more, the study of how we interact with it will become increasingly valuable. A new $12.5-million collaboration between the University of California, Irvine and Intel will be focused on this burgeoning relationship between man and machine, the chipmaker announced Tuesday. The UC Irvine´s Intel Science Technology Center (ISTC) is the company´s seventh such endeavor and will...


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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