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Looking Through Fire: Hologram Could Help Firefighters Find Victims
2013-02-27 14:45:19

[WATCH VIDEO: Video Comparing Imaging Systems] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new technology developed by Italian researchers and published in the journal Optics Express could potentially give firefighters superhero-like ability. Scientists developed a new imaging technique with the potential to allow firefighters to see through flames to find people in need of rescue. The new technique uses infrared (IR) digital holography to look through chaotic...


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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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