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charges , mines are deposited and left to wait until they are triggered by the approach of, or contact with, an enemy vessel. Naval mines can be used offensively—to hamper enemy shipping movements or lock vessels into a harbour ; or defensively—to protect friendly vessels and create "safe

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Racing began soon after the construction of the first successful gasoline-fueled automobiles. The first race ever organized was on April 28, 1887 by the chief editor of Paris publication Le Vélocipède, Monsieur Fossier. [ 1 ] It ran 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Neuilly Bridge to the Bois

Rugby union print that page

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The IRB has been the governing body for rugby union since its formation in 1886. The spread of rugby union grew from the Home Nations of Great Britain and Ireland, and was absorbed by many of the countries associated with the British Empire. Early exponents of the sport included Australia

Railway electrification system print that page

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Disadvantages 5.1.3 Trade-offs 5.1.4 Summary 5.2 Energy efficiency 5.3 External cost 6 Non contact systems 7 Research and development 8 See also 9 References 10 Sources 11 External links [ edit ] Characteristics of electric traction The main advantage of electric

Cooling tower print that page

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A hyperboloid cooling tower was patented by Frederik van Iterson and Gerard Kuypers in 1918. [ 1 ] The first hyperboloid cooling towers were built in the last 1920s in Liverpool, England to cool water used at a electrical power station that used coal. [ 2 ] Contents 1 Classification

Fermi paradox print that page

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probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of evidence for, or contact with, such civilizations. The age of the universe and its vast number of stars suggest that if the Earth is typical, extraterrestrial life should be common. [ 1 ] In an informal discussion

Glossary of baseball (C) print that page

pitches less than (or more than) nine-innings, as long as he pitches the entire game. [ edit ] contact hitter Main article: Contact hitter A hitter who does not strike out often. Thus, he's usually able to make contact with the ball and put it in play . This doesn't mean he's necessarily

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The footwork and hand patterns are similar to Merengue, but with the inclusion of outward turns, multiple turns and dips. It is danced to almost any music typically 60s through to modern popular music. It is generally danced to music with 4 beats to the bar (Quadruple or Common time ), from

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Drum brake print that page

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A drum brake is a brake in which the friction is caused by a set of shoes or pads that press against a rotating drum-shaped part called a brake drum. The term "drum brake" usually means a brake in which shoes press on the inner surface of the drum. When shoes press on the outside of

Vibraphone print that page

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The vibraphone , sometimes called the vibraharp or simply the vibes , is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family. The vibraphone is similar in appearance to the xylophone , marimba and glockenspiel but uses aluminum bars; not wooden bars like