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A small village in southeast Wales is set to become the world's first "Wikipedia town," as visitors will be able to scan barcodes to look up information about local people and places on the free, user-edited, Web-based encyclopedia.
An android, also known as a synthetic organism, is a robot designed to look like a human, with emphasis on realistic skin and movement. The name “android” has been used in science fiction stories in many different ways. The Oxford English Dictionary found that the earliest use of the word Android was most likely in Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia, which referred to St. Albertus Magnus’s alleged automaton as Androides. In US patents, the term first appears in 1863 referring to small...
- One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.