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2005-10-12 23:54:16

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China's reach into space, joining an elite club of nations setting their exploratory sights beyond Earth, is posing a serious challenge to the United States which could have military implications, analysts said. China on Wednesday successfully launched its second manned space mission, albeit aboard a ship based on an old Soviet design, but Beijing does not plan to stop there. A mission to the moon and even an orbiting space station are on the...

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2005-02-28 07:00:00

TOKYO -- Joining a swelling group of countries shooting for the moon, Japan is considering a plan to establish a manned lunar base by 2025, officials said Tuesday. Officials at Japan's space agency, JAXA, confirmed the mission was under consideration, but said the plan is still being fleshed out and has yet to be formally accepted. A report outlining the plan is expected to be submitted to the government later this month or in early April. "The building of a manned moon base is part of our...


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Automation and Remote Control
2012-05-08 14:57:48

Automation and Remote Control is a Russian periodical published by MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica Press. It is distributed in English exclusively by Springer Science. It has been online since August 2004. The journal was founded in April 1936 by the USSR Academy of Sciences Department of Engineering, Mechanics and Control Processes Problems, along with the Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of USSR Academy of Sciences and Institute of Information Transmission Problems of USSR Academy of...

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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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