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yoo ree kuh

  • n  an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire
  • n  a town in northwest California on an arm of the Pacific Ocean

  • E-Mail a Friend When high school student Ryan Patterson, 18, saw a deaf woman trying to order food at a Burger King, he had a eureka moment: Why not create a device that translates .
  • And over the years, they've had a lot of eureka moments.
  • These things are not like eureka moments.
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  • Elias Zerhouni in MIT News
    EUREKA projects promise remarkable outcomes that could revolutionize science,said NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni. "The program reflects NIH's commitment to supporting potentially transformative research, even if it carries a greater than...
  • David Sinclair in International Herald Tribune
    They're chubby but inside they look great,Sinclair said Wednesday afternoon. "You have to pinch yourself to make sure that this is all real, but the study involved 27 different researchers each of whom had a Eureka moment."
  • Sarah Palin in Enterprise News
    This is Reagan country,Palin said in a recent speech at California State University-Stanislaus. "And perhaps it was destiny that the man who went to California's Eureka College would become so woven within and interlinked to the Golden...

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