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

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.

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

A team of engineers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated a prototype projector-based system that allows touch-based interfaces to be created anywhere with just the swipe of a hand.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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