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2012-11-19 14:22:56

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Invisibility cloaking may one day help to shield ships floating around in the ocean from waves, according to research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS). The new approach to invisibility cloaking is based on the influence of the ocean floor's topography on various "layers" of ocean water. Reza Alam, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California,...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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