Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A collection of microelectromechanical systems forming a simple computer in a container light enough to remain suspended in air, used mainly for information gathering in environments that are hostile to life.
- ‘Next, a laser - say, on an airplane flying over a desert sandstorm - would read the spectrographic signature of the smart dust to see what agents the particles had encountered.’
- ‘Well, we already have concepts of smart dust, and self-organising swarms and motes.’
- ‘Others see the futuristic battlefield equipped with unmanned fighter jets pulling 20 G's, smart dust sensors seeding the battlefield and integrated circuits built one atom at a time.’
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.