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Hot Sauce Maker Extinguished Due To Offensive Odors, Health Threats
2013-11-28 08:57:16

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For any fan of pho or spicy Thai dishes, your favorites may soon seem a little lacking. This is because an Irwindale, California-based hot sauce producer has been ordered to cease operations by the Los Angeles Superior Court. Judge Robert O’Brien ruled that Huy Fong Foods’ Irwindale facility, which has been sued by the city for its offensive fumes, must stop making foods that include those unpleasant odors. Huy Fong...

Researchers Create Touch-Based Interface That Can Be Applied Anywhere
2013-04-26 07:38:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2002, Tom Cruise used “smart gloves” to manipulate images and video on a virtual touchscreen in Steven Spielberg´s Minority Report. However, Microsoft´s Kinect system, which debuted in 2010, makes that interface look antiquated. But now, a team of engineers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have taken a different tack and demonstrated a projector-based system that allows touch-based interfaces to be created...

Word of the Day
  • 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.