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Words You Should Know 2013: The 201 Words from Science, Politics, Technology, and Pop Culture That Will Change Your Life This Year

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The most influential words and phrases of 2013!

Every day, hundreds of new words join our vocabulary, whether they're scientific creations, cultural terms, or politically and historically charged additions. With Words You Should Know 2013, you will not only be able to keep up with the changing language, but also discover how these important concepts will impact your life in 2013. This book reveals the origins, usage, and influence of 201 ...

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Overview

The most influential words and phrases of 2013!

Every day, hundreds of new words join our vocabulary, whether they're scientific creations, cultural terms, or politically and historically charged additions. With Words You Should Know 2013, you will not only be able to keep up with the changing language, but also discover how these important concepts will impact your life in 2013. This book reveals the origins, usage, and influence of 201 brand-new expressions, including:

  • Gaia mission: a European Space Association project that will map out the galaxy
  • Cash mob: a spinoff of a flash mob, this group of shoppers descends upon an establishment with the idea that they will all spend a collectively agreed-upon sum in order to stimulate the local economy
  • Babymoon: a short vacation an expecting couple takes to savor the simplicity of life before children
  • SkyVue: aiming to be the world's third-largest Ferris Wheel in the world, this 500-foot ride will be the newest addition to the Vegas skyline in 2013
From cyberespionage and gendercide to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and aerostats, Words You Should Know 2013 presents you with words and phrases that will define your way of life this year.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440556401
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,402,542
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicole Cammorata is a Boston-based journalist. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Boston.com, and Dazed & Confused magazine.

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Table of Contents

# & numbers 9

#waywire 10

& other stories 11

2012 DA14 asteroid 12

3-D printing 13

4-D 14

A & B 15

Advanced LIGO 16

ADzero 17

aerostats 18

Aha 19

amazeballs 20

Anthropocene 21

anti-austerity movement 22

anticipointment 23

Apple iTV 24

Aquarius Reef Base 25

Areva 26

Army Retention Initiative 27

-athon 28

attachment parenting 29

B612 Sentinel 30

babesiosis 31

babymoon 32

balkanize 33

beervana 34

Belviq 35

Big Data 36

bioartificial 37

biometric ATMs 38

BMW i 39

brandalism 40

breakover 41

bridesman/groomsmaid 42

C, D, E, & F 43

Candy Bar Calorie Max 44

carbon capture 45

cash mob 46

cashtags 47

Chagas disease 48

Chang'e-3 mission 49

cisgender 50

CIVETS 51

cloud computing 52

connected viewer 53

Coral World Park 54

craftermath 55

cray 56

crowdfunding 57

cyber- 58

cyberespionage 59

dark-matter detector 60

derecho 61

digital pills 62

Digital Public Library of America 63

double-dip recession 64

Ekso 65

El Bulli 66

Ermahgerd 67

EVEN Hotels 68

e-waste 69

Excalibur Almaz 70

exergames 71

Facebook depression 72

Facebook phone 73

fanboy/gangiri 74

farm to fork 75

fifth screen 76

fiscal cliff 77

Flame 78

flash feast 79

floordrobe 80

FOMO 81

foraged 82

fracking 83

fuel cell 84

G, H, & I 85

GAIA mission 86

-geddon 87

gendercide 88

Generation Debt 89

GENI 90

geoengineering 91

gesture-control technology 92

Godello 93

Google Fiber 94

Google Lunar X-Prize 95

graphene 96

gravity tractor 97

Great Pacific Garbage Patch 98

GreenGT H2 99

Grexit 100

grey babies 101

grey divorce 102

growth hacker 103

gTLDs 104

guayule 105

Gulf Coast Project 106

hack 107

hacker hostel 108

hacktivist 109

hen 110

HI-SEAS 111

humblebrag 112

ifttt 113

inbox zero 114

Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle 115

i-SODOG 116

ISRO Mars Mission 117

J, K, & L 119

jamming 120

kidsick 121

Kunstkammer Vienna Museum 122

laser ablation 123

LightSail Energy 124

LimbIC 125

Lipstick Effect 126

LiquiGlide 127

locaflor 128

Lufa Farms 129

M & N 131

MaKey MaKey 132

mancession/hecovery 133

manimony 134

marine drone 135

Mars One 136

MAVEN 137

MEG 4.0 138

merroir 139

miCoach 140

microplastic 141

Microsoft Surface 142

Milkomeda galaxy 143

mullet dress 144

myelodysplastic syndrome 145

Nautilus Minerals 146

Next-Generation Identification 147

night market 148

Nomiku 149

O, P, Q, & R 151

oblication 152

ocean acidification 153

offline dating 154

OpenROV 155

Operation Twist 156

Orion Capsule 157

PANSTARRS comet 158

parklet 159

Perla gas field 160

personhood 161

pexted 162

phantom vibrations 163

Phoenix 164

pink slime 165

plastic bag ban 166

Play-A-Grill 167

-pocalypse 168

Project Glass 169

Qmilch 170

Remote Rover Experiment 171

Revolt 172

root to leaf 173

rotation curation 174

S, T, & U 175

Sagittarius A* 176

Scannebago 177

Sensastep 178

Shackleton Epic 179

showrooming 180

Sky City 181

SkyVue 182

slacktivist 183

smart clothes 184

smart grid 185

smishing 186

solar storm 187

Sorkinism 188

Space Adventures 189

SpaceX 190

spoofing 191

strain paint 192

supersonic inflatable decelerators 193

Tactus Technology 194

tanorexic 195

taxmageddon 196

therapeutic hypothermia 197

thinspiration 198

tidal energy 199

-tourism 200

Tupac Katari 201

undergrounding 202

Urbano Progresso 203

U. S. Ignite 204

V, W, X, Y, & Z 205

vacationary 206

VASIMR 207

VB6 208

Venus In-Situ Explorer 209

vertical farming 210

Virgin Galactic 211

weed pass 212

Wheat Belly Diet 213

white fanging 214

wide-view device 215

WikiCells 216

World Baseball Classic 217

XCOR Aerospace 218

X-points 219

yogurt wars 220

-zilla 221

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