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2009-02-13 07:50:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sitting in history class studying ancient Egypt, cousins Justin and Adam Sinclair never could have imagined in their wildest dreams the adventure they would find themselves on together while vacationing in Egypt.

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2007-09-26 07:49:46

Researchers in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science are building a robotic prospector for NASA that can creep over rocky slopes and then anchor itself as a stable platform for drilling deep into extraterrestrial soils.


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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