New words – 26 May 2014

May 26, 2014


ecorithm noun an algorithm that interacts with the environment

Dr. Valiant proposes that natural selection is supplemented by ecorithms, which enable organisms to learn and adapt more efficiently.


[New York Times (US broadsheet) 01 October 2013]

electroceutical noun electrical stimulation used to provide pain relief

They see a chest of medical devices: ‘smart stents’ that report on how well an artery is healing; a pump that titrates medicine into hard-to-reach tissue; ‘electoceuticals’ that fight pain with electrical pulses rather than drugs.

[Smithsonian (US culture and science magazine) Dec. 2013]

nanomembrane noun an exceedingly thin, or nano sized, sheet of a material such as silicone

The discovery allowed him to implant silicon ‘nanomembranes’ just about anywhere: plastics and rubber, for his tattoo-like electronics, and silk, for the dissolvable ones.

[Smithsonian (US culture and science magazine) Dec. 2013]


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