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2015-01-12 08:36:47

New application is ideal for law enforcement, cataloging, marking a visual trail, or providing "crowd maps" of events or survey photography. SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan.

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2011-07-24 06:15:00

Researchers studied effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on mallard duck eggs.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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