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Aliquot

A chemistry professor in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, says a word that she uses in the lab is also handy in everyday life. To aliquot something means “to divide into equal portions.” In piano construction, aliquot scaling involves adding...

Family Name Quiz Game

Quiz Guy John Chaneski’s puzzle is taking off, literally. The first half of his clue suggests something about a member of his family, and removing the first letter from that answer reveals the family member’s name. For example, his...

Goose, Esophagus

Rae from Baltimore, Maryland, works in a cardiac intervention lab where surgeons refer to the esophagus as the goose. Is that bit of medical slang limited to her workplace?  This is part of a complete episode.

meat without feet

meat without feet  n.— «Professor Omholt knows that persuading many people to overcome their knee-jerk distaste for lab meat—or “meat without feet,” as one animal organisation has referred to it—will be tricky.» —“Is in vitro...

wrench

wrench  n.— «Adams already had experience fixing bicycles because he did it so much on his own. Soon after completing the bicycle school, DNS closed the lab where Adams was stationed. He decided to became a bike mechanic or—as they call...

suitcase

suitcase  v.— «A hands-on lab can be “suitcased” to a customer specified location. This traveling lab provides an environment to conduct formal classroom training in essentially the same environment as would be provided at a UTStarcom’s...