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2008-11-25 11:50:00

Of all the threats facing U.S. soldiers in combat, among the most dangerous are roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices (IED's). At the 61st Meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics this week in San Antonio, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientist David Mott is presenting research aimed at predicting the risk of traumatic brain injury for U.S. soldiers and other people who are wounded by improvised explosive devices. There are a number of grave...

2006-08-24 14:57:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A few people are prone to develop fluid build-up in the lungs -- that is, pulmonary edema -- after swimming, either on the surface or while scuba diving. Now, a team of physicians has shown that there are apparently no long-term consequences from the condition, once individuals recover. According to Dr. Richard Thomas Mahan, with the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, and his associates, the symptoms of swimming-induced pulmonary...


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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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