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Postby Slfriend79 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:13 pm

'Sonic Screwdriver' To Be Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

The Doctor's handy tool will join other Doctor Who entries Tardis, Dalek and Cyberman in June this year

By James Gill

Sunday 16 April 2017 At 12:08 PM

With the Doctor impersonating a university lecturer in Doctor Who series 10, it feels kind of appropriate that one of his best-known tools is about to take its place in the Oxford English Dictionary.

'Sonic screwdriver' will be added to the OED in June this year, joining other Doctor Who entries 'Tardis', 'Dalek' and 'Cyberman'.

"The sonic screwdriver won’t get you out of every tricky situation (as the Fourth Doctor had to admit) but it definitely worth having in your TARDIS toolbox, and, pretty soon, it’s going to be available in that other big blue cabinet of endless curiosity, the OED," a blog post on the Oxford Dictionaries website revealed.

As well as showing off their Whovian credentials with an impressive potted history of the Doctor's "multipurpose tool and get-out-of-jail-free card", the blog post also points out that the term sonic screwdriver has travelled far beyond the BBC1 sci-fi series.

"Outside of the Whoniverse, the sonic screwdriver has become a type of ultimate tool of the future, and has inspired real-life attempts to mimic the Gallifreyan technology, including a large tabletop machine created by Dundee University scientists, which is capable of lifting and turning objects using beams of ultrasound," the post explains.

And given that the Doctor has taken to hoarding past models on his desk at the university (picture above), perhaps new companion and eager student Bill might be able to improve on Dundee's efforts?

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Doctor Who Peter Capaldi joins March for Science in London

Postby Marie » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:40 am

Dr. Who Joins the March For Science in London
By Ryan F. Mandelbaum
gizmodo.com
4/22/2017

LONDON— Governments may govern nationally, but scientists must work globally by requirement, as the folks who establish human truths based on evidence. So while scientists took to the streets in Washington D.C. today, marches in 600 cities globally joined them.

A crowd of several thousand marched from London’s Science Museum to Parliament Square in the shadow of Big Ben. Donald Trump might not be the President, but solidarity, Brexit woes and a general love of evidence-based facts drew the excited crowd.

Oh, and Doctor Who aka Peter Capaldi was there.

The speakers at the march shared similar sentiments. “My main thing is that I think it’s really important for scientists to be seen,” Brenna Hassett, an archaeologist based at London’s Natural History Museum, told Gizmodo before the march. “The presence of science in our society tends to wander off to some esoteric ivory tower. If you can’t see an expert as a real person, why would you believe them?”

Researchers had plenty of reasons to join the march, but one of the prime motivations was solidarity with the American marches, march organizer Story Sylwester told Gizmodo. She moved to the UK from the United States in September to do research and started the March for Science London Facebook group. Plenty of the march’s posters depicted our president’s face or referenced American policy. Scientists made the obvious influence of American politics on their motivations clear while I chatted with them during the two-or-so-mile walk.

However, the United Kingdom’s scientists have marched before; back in 2010, the campaigning group Science is Vital, marched in response to feared funding cuts. “What is our government doing? Mostly they’re ignoring science,” Andrew Steele, chair of the organization, said during his speech today. He mentioned that the Saturn probe Cassini cost three billion dollars; “sounds like a lot of money until you compare it to anything else,” such as America’s military spending.

Brexit’s shadow hasn’t cleared either and continues to concern the researchers marching today. “Brexit is already negatively impacting the potential for international collaboration,” Suze Kundu, a nanochemist at the University of Surrey told Gizmodo. “It’s threatening the number of students we can send to other countries. It can mean we lose access to the facilities we rely on, and will be losing out on funding.” Organizers and speakers hoped to send a message to the British government, given the rally’s spot in front of the Parliament building.

And as far as I could tell, there wasn’t much of the infighting surrounding inclusivity that plagued the March for Science in Washington DC. Sylwester said they’d had diversity and accessibility advisors from the beginning; it’s been an important part of their planning. Diversity and inclusion peppered many of the talks in the rally after the March. “Scientists aren’t all white men with white hair in lab coats,” Pete Etchells, lecturer in biological psychology at Bath Spa University, said during his speech. “If you look around you today, everyone, anyone from any walk of life can be a scientist.”

Overtly political groups made an appearance too. “We think that science is a public good,” said Ed Long, an engineer leading a group toting a sign supporting the UK’s Liberal Democrats. “Spending decisions are made by politicians. We have to make an effective plea to politicians to value scientists. Some of it needs to be in a non-partisan way, and some need to be political.”

Probably most importantly for Gizmodo and io9 readers, the current incarnation of Dr. Who, Peter Capaldi, made a visit to shake some hands and sign some posters. He even signed a poster held by members of Cochrane, the group that runs the Cochrane Library: He marches because “Science is great and it will save the planet and science is fucking great,” signed Dr. ? Malcolm Tucker.

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But more than anything, researchers just wanted to be seen and show the world that they’re humans, just like everyone else, with real concerns about diversity, funding and how science is looked at in the larger media, said Hassett. “We’re actually real people. We’re not in wizard suits.”

In fantastically British fashion, the rally ended with a group caroling of Monty Python’s Galaxy Song.

View ARTICLE WITH PHOTOS here: http://gizmodo.com/dr-who-joins-the-mar ... 1794558615

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