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disco effect

disco effect  n.— «Wind energy’s antagonists, meanwhile, are hoping that through petitioning, legal challenges, and political influence their voices will be heard. It is the local issues—the hum of the turbines, the flashing red lights on...

asparagus field

asparagus field  n.— «Hundreds of citizens’ groups have sprung up in Germany to battle “Verspargelung der Landschaft”—a new phrase in the German lexicon—meaning “the transformation of the German landscape into an...

Verspargelung der Landschaft

Verspargelung der Landschaft  n.— «Hundreds of citizens’ groups have sprung up in Germany to battle “Verspargelung der Landschaft”—a new phrase in the German lexicon—meaning “the transformation of the German landscape...

epigenetics

epigenetics  n.— «Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression that occur without a change in DNA sequence.» —“Epigenetics: Regulation through repression” Science Oct. 15, 1999. (source: Double...

epigenetics

epigenetics  n.— «An ichthyologist (fish scientist), who specializes in epigenetics, the study of physical and chemical changes, became the first scientist from the West to examine the radioactive countryside up close.» —“Nuclear...

stigmergy

stigmergy  n.— «La coordination des tâches, la régulation des constructions ne dépendent pas directement des ouvriers, mais des constructions elles-mêmes. L’ouvrier ne dirige pas son travail, il est guidé par lui...