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2012-08-08 08:59:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online British chemist, Martin Fleischmann, who stunned the world with his claim of achieving nuclear fusion in a glass bottle in 1989, has died after a long illness. He was 85 years old. Nicholas Fleischmann, his son, said he died Friday, August 3, 2012, at his home in Tisbury, England. Fleischmann had suffered from Parkinson's disease for many years. Fleischmann was born in Czechoslovakia, but fled the country in 1938 after the Nazi...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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