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World's First 'Wikipedia Town' Going Live Saturday
2012-05-19 03:57:59

A small village in southeast Wales -- home to just over 8,800 people and the birthplace of King Henry V -- 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. The official announcement came from Monmouth officials on Thursday, and as of Saturday, May 19, tourists will be able to scan the so-called QRpedia codes in order to look up artifacts,...


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Android
2013-09-24 14:14:28

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...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.