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word: cache


Definition: (noun) A secret store of valuables or money. Synonyms: hoard, stash Usage: In case of an emergency, I have a small cache of money and weapons hidden in the shed. Discuss.

We found mankind's first computer technology in an ancient Greek shipwreck and robots are going back for more

One of the world’s most mysterious artifacts was plucked from the Mediterranean sea in 1901, when a shipwreck discovered by Greek sponge divers off the coast of Antikythera yielded not just magnificent works of art but also what archeologists suppose is evidence of mankind’s earliest “computer”—an instrument dating to the era of Archimedes, with gears and dials for calculating solar and lunar cycles.  432 more words