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2012-03-12 16:26:42

The man who first suspected that the Earth's protective ozone layer was being depleted has died at the age of 84-years-old. Sherwood Rowland, a U.S. chemistry professor, published a paper on the dangers of chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) in 1974. He received a Nobel Prize for his work 20 years later because at the time of his paper being published his ideas were ridiculed. Rowland was a University of California researcher who, along with colleagues, led to some restrictions being placed...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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