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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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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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