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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...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin