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2008-02-11 12:34:16

In an attempt to find answers about motion sickness, scientists intend to launch 60 tiny fish on a zero gravity rocket ride from above the Arctic Circle on Monday. Tomas Hedqvist, project manager for Sweden's Esrange Space Centre, told Reuters that the baby cichlid fish will head 260 km (160 miles) into the air on an 11-metre (36-foot) two-stage rocket, where they will experience six minutes of weightlessness. Experimenters Reinhard Hilbig and Ralf Anken of the University of...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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