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Feb 11, 2014This week's theme
Words coined in science fiction
This week's words
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A device for manipulating objects by remote control, for example, a remotely-operated arm.
After Waldo F. Jones, an inventor in a science-fiction story by Robert A. Heinlein. Earliest documented use: 1942.
Modern applications of waldo as a remote manipulator are in surgery, space, and in working in hazardous conditions, such as those involving radiation.
"I stuck my hand back into the waldo ... The remote arms peeled back the thin metal of the gondola."
Ben Bova; Venus; Tor; 2000.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages. -Thomas Edison, inventor (1847-1931)
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