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2008-04-25 01:15:00

For centuries, timepieces have been used to aid navigation. However, the latest hydrogen maser atomic clock is a world away from any used ever before. The new "Ëœspace clock' will be launched onboard the Giove-B satellite when it launches from the Baikonaur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan."Such a clock has never been flown," Pierre Waller, an engineer at the European Space Agency (Esa), told BBC News.The clock will serve as the beating heart of Giove-B, the second test spacecraft...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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