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2006-08-11 06:35:00

By James Grubel CANBERRA -- Australian scientists have begun looking at smell sensors in worms and insects to help them build an electronic "cybernose" they hope will one day be capable of measuring aromas and flavors in wine. An electronic nose might also be used to check passengers for traces of explosives at the final ground check before boarding planes or trains. Head researcher Stephen Trowell said on Friday scientists believe they will be able to artificially copy the way worms and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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