New words – 26 May 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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  2. Thank You so much for such an informative and exiting material which can be used at the lessons. Sofia

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