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2013-03-10 23:02:11

Primitive in Chicago will open an exhibition of antique tubular skirts — one of rarest and most sought after forms of African weaving by textile collectors - on March 12, 2013. The exhibit will run until May 12th. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 10, 2013 Primitive, the well known Chicago gallery has opened an exhibition of rare, hand woven African ceremonial skirts known as “heirloom cloth.” Created by the Dida People in the Ivory Coast, the textiles are woven without the use...

Zero Emissions Hydrogen Car Unveiled For Upcoming Competition
2013-03-06 17:56:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A University of Alberta group has unleashed a single-seat hydrogen cell car that will compete against teams in the Shell Eco-marathon challenge this spring in Houston, Texas. Mechanical engineering student Matt Sponiar established the team in 2010 to build a sustainable automobile. The group made a debut at the Shell Eco-marathon last year, competing against 150 universities and high schools, taking second place in the Urban...


Word of the Day
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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