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2011-11-18 03:03:09

Someone with the condition known as grapheme-color synesthesia might experience the number 2 in turquoise or the letter S in magenta.

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2010-05-18 08:45:00

Ball lightning is a circular light phenomena occurring during thunderstorms and there are a large class of reports by eyewitnesses having experienced such events.

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2009-12-23 14:40:00

The development of a bionic eye that will restore vision to someone who is completely blind is a step closer after the research team working on the project detected signals in the brain from electrodes implanted in the retina of a living eye.


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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