Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A solid material of extremely low density, produced by removing the liquid component from a conventional gel.
- ‘To be useful, aerogels must remain firm in different environments - a hurdle that most such materials have not cleared.’
- ‘South, east, and west walls are polycarbonate panels filled with aerogel insulation.’
- ‘An aerogel is a porous network of silica strands with diameters of a few nanometres.’
- ‘I knew aerogel could trap small moving objects, but I had no idea it was such a good insulator.’
- ‘A tennis racket-shaped canister packed with a material called aerogel will capture the particles during the flyby.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.