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2012-05-04 23:02:16

The Tabü Duo is the first passive, capacitive iPad stylus to truly mimic a traditional pencil, complete with a small tip for writing or drawing and a larger tip for erasing. The Tabü Duo stylus and Tabü Paper, a free iPad note taking app, were developed with the cooperation of Scott Hasbrouck, indie developer of PaperDesk, Matthew Paprocki, product designer at Boombang, Inc., and Kevin So, product development engineer at AV Concept Holdings, LTD, the company behind the popular...

2011-08-04 09:00:00

HONG KONG, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- DealExtreme, the leading online retailer, today announced it will offer low prices and FREE international shipping on thousands of back-to-school items, ranging from school supplies, sporty backpacks, and high-tech electronics. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101229/CN22302LOGO ) Parents and students everywhere are gearing up for the hectic back-to-school shopping season. This year, why not get a head start on your shopping? Skip...

2011-05-20 11:43:00

NEW YORK, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighty-three students in third through fifth grades at four New York City elementary school are now published authors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100907/SCHOLASTICLOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110520/NY06203LOGO ) Through a unique project conducted by Scholastic Book Clubs with four New York City elementary schools, the students learned the ins and outs of the publishing world this school year - and now they can...

2010-12-10 14:52:44

The IKEA pencil: A surprising find in the NHS IKEA pencils are better at marking out cuts in the bone for facial and head surgery than traditional felt tipped pens, say two surgeons in the Christmas issue published on bmj.com today. Karen Eley, from the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford, and Stephen Watt-Smith, from the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, say that while the popularity of the IKEA pencil is widely...

2010-08-31 11:03:00

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010-2011 school year is now in session. Along with the usual flurry of stocking up on the right school supplies, new backpacks and hip lunchboxes, a recent survey from the American Medical Association and WebMD adds a new element to the Back-To-School season- keeping school children healthy. Classrooms are a breeding ground for germs. According to the AMA, 96% of the teachers they surveyed believe more can be done to make classrooms cleaner...


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2010-09-16 16:05:54

A pencil, containing a solid pigment core within a protective casing, is a common writing implement or art medium. Having a case keeps the pigment from breaking as well as from marking the user's hand. Pencils differ from pens because they leave marks by physical abrasion rather than staining the paper. The pigment leaves behind a trail of material that adheres to the sheet of paper or other writing surface. Cores are usually made of graphite mixed with clay to bind it. Graphite is durable...

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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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