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That New Car Smell Is More Dangerous Than You Know
2012-11-20 15:28:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many of us enjoy that ℠new car smell´ and the connotations it imparts, despite the fact that it´s created by outgassing–an unhealthy process for both humans and sensitive instruments. Many sensitive instruments that are susceptible to outgassing can be found onboard NASA satellites and a team of NASA engineers has developed a way to mitigate the damage that it causes, according to a statement from the...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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