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2012-07-10 11:57:50

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A program ominously named “PredPol” purports to predict crimes based on times and locations of previous crimes, along with sociological information about criminal behavior and patterns. PredPol has been beta-tested in the Santa Cruz, California police department for the past year, and in Los Angeles police precincts for the past six months. Results have been promising, reports Heather Kelly of CNN. Small red squares divide...


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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