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2010-12-08 00:55:05

Sonic screwdriver to solve future DIY woes Television's favourite Time Lord could not exist without his trusty sonic screwdriver, as it's proved priceless in defeating Daleks and keeping the Tardis in check. Now Doctor Who's famous cure-all gadget could become a reality for DIY-ers across the world, say engineers. Ultrasonic engineers at Bristol University and The Big Bang: UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair are uncovering how a real life version of the fictional screwdriver - which uses...

2008-08-15 03:00:22

A Drama group's time-travelling exploits can begin this weekend - after members got their hands on a vital prop. Pontlliw Players launched an appeal in the Post last week for a Doctor Who-style sonic screwdriver. Their latest show - A Musical Journey - sees sci-fi writer H G Wells taking a journey through the decades to look at musicals over the years. Bob Edwards, who takes the lead role, said: "We had built the sets and designed costumes, but we couldn't seem to find a sonic...


Word of the Day
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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