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2012-08-16 21:39:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Patients being medicated for blood clots may soon have tiny robot space bugs to thank for one day getting a simple, home-use testing kit. Vladislav Djakov started building micro-electromechanical creatures 15 years ago that mimic the swarms of bugs found in nature. The bugs were equipped with a power supply, limited intelligence and monitoring systems, and were put in hard-to-reach places on the International Space Station. They...


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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