Tag Archive: science & technology – expert

Study says using renewable energy might result in trillion-dollar savings

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. swiftly /SWIFT-lee/ [adverb] – quickly or immediately The police must be able to react swiftly in an emergency. assert /uh-SURT/ [verb] – to say that something is certainly true He asserts that he loves her. simulation /sim-yuh-LEY-shuhn/ [noun] – a model of a set of problems or events that can be used to teach someone how to do something, or the process of making such a model It has excellent graphics and flight simulation. You can even leave the plane and walk around it if you wish. ongoing /ON-goh-ing/ [adjective] – continuing to exist or develop,…
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Apple releases new devices

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© APPLE via BBC News Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. unveil /uhn-VEYL/ [verb] – to show or introduce something new or make it known publicly for the first time There have been rumors that the manufacturer will unveil a fuel cell vehicle this year. detection /dih-TEK-shuhn/ [noun] – the fact of noticing or discovering something The goal of the research is to aid engineers in developing a smoke detection system. undergo /uhn-der-GOH/ [verb] – to experience something that is unpleasant or something that involves a change The business is undergoing a significant reorganization. intensity /in-TEN-si-tee/ [noun] – the quality of being…
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What happens in the brain when you watch a TV show in a single sitting

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. inclined /in-KLAHYND/ [adjective] – likely or wanting to do something She’s rather inclined to become impatient. clinical /KLIN-i-kuhl/ [adjective] – used to refer to medical work or teaching that relates to the examination and treatment of ill people She just finished a clinical assessment in the hospital. binge-watching /BINJ-woch-ing/ [noun] – the practice of watching multiple episodes of a television program in rapid succession Binge-watching is a common practice nowadays. pleasurable /PLEZH-er-uh-buhl / [adjective] – enjoyable The most pleasurable experience of the evening was the wonderful fireworks display. craving /KREY-ving/ [noun] – a strong feeling of…
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Is dopamine fasting method based on science?

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. refrain /ri-FREYN / [verb] – to avoid doing or stop yourself from doing something Please refrain from smoking in this area. distraction /dih-STRAK-shuhn/ [noun] – something that prevents someone from giving their attention to something else He found the noise of the cameras a distraction. abnormality /ab-nawr-MAL-i-tee/ [noun] – something abnormal, usually in the body The X-rays showed some slight abnormalities. undesirable /uhn-di-ZAHYHR-uh-buhl/ [adjective] – not wanted or welcomed; disliked The drug may have other undesirable effects. eliminate /ih-LIM-uh-neyt/ [verb] – to remove or take away someone or something Try to eliminate fatty foods from your…
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Scientists in Plymouth identify plastics using computers

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. biofouling /BAHY-oh fou-ling/ [noun] – the accumulation of microorganisms, plants, algae, or small animals where it is not wanted on surfaces such as ship and submarine hulls The gradual buildup of waterborne organisms (like bacteria and protozoa) on the exteriors of engineering structures is known as biofouling. categorize /KAT-i-guh-rahyz/ [verb] – to put people or things into groups with the same features Categorize the plants into four groups. complexity /kuhm-PLEK-si-tee/ [noun] – the state of having many parts and being difficult to understand or find an answer to The complexity of the road map puzzled me….
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Robots in towns

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©BBC News Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. autonomous /aw-TON-uh-muhs/ [adjective] – not subject to the rule or control of another The country is divided into 17 autonomous regions. partner /PAHRT-ner/ [verb] – to join with another person or organization in a business activity I hope we can partner with its management and employees. waggle /WAG-uhl/ [verb] – to (cause to) move quickly up and down or from side to side The dog can waggle its tail. conference call /KON-fer-uhns kawl/ [noun] – a work phone call that involves three or more people My secretary has brought the conference call notes. interaction…
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Smartphones being tracked in USA

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. civil /SIV-uhl/ [adjective] – not military or religious, or relating to the ordinary people of a country The building is not for military use but civil ones. journal /JUR-nl/ [noun] – a serious magazine or newspaper that is published regularly about a particular subject The journal I read contains good information. enforcement /en-FOHRS-muhnt/ [noun] – the process of making people obey a law or rule, or making a particular situation happen or be accepted She likes the enforcement of taxes in her country. lawsuit /LAW-soot / [noun] – a problem taken to a law court by…
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Can robots do what humans can?

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. technologically /tek-nuh-LOJ-i-kuhlee/ [adverb] – in a way that relates to or involves technology Brad is technologically more knowledgeable than Steve. imitation /im-i-TEY-shuhn/ [noun] – an occasion when someone or something imitates another person or thing His imitation of Pablo’s work looks original. reinforcement /ree-in-FAWRS-muhnt/ [noun] – something added to provide more strength or support The reinforcements arrived just in time. intuitive /in-TOO-i-tiv/ [adjective] – based on feelings rather than facts or proof Her intuitive decisions in life made her find a good husband. algorithm /AL-guh-rith-uhm/ [noun] – a set of mathematical instructions or rules that, especially…
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Could contact lenses be the next generation of computer screens?

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. scroll /skrohl/ [verb] – to move text or other information on a computer screen in order to see a different part of it Can you scroll to the end of the document? biometrics /bahy-uh-ME-triks/ [noun] – the use of detailed information about someone’s body, for example the patterns of colour in their eyes, in order to prove who they are Can biometrics make banking more secure? internally /in-TUR-nl- li/ [adverb] – in a way that exists or happens inside the body This medicine should not be taken internally. diagnosis /dahy-uhg-NOH-sis / [noun] – a judgment about…
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New electric car emerges

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. sports utility vehicle (SUV) /SPAWRTSyoo-TIL-i-tee VEE-i-kuhl/ [noun] – a large powerful car with an engine that supplies power to all four wheels The company recently officially launched its first all-electric sports utility vehicle. chairman /CHAIR-muhn/ [noun] – a person in charge of a meeting or organization In his closing remarks, the chairman thanked everyone who had helped. vice /VAHYS/ [prefix] – used as part of the title of particular positions. The person who holds one of these positions is next below in authority to the person who holds the full position and can act for them:…
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