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Littlecote House could end 350 year dispute

The recent discovery of a leather-bound notebook could be the solution to a debate that has been rampant within the Royal Society for 350 years. The argument revolves around English politician Alexander Popham – who was born deaf and mute around 1650 and was taught to speak by a distinguished scientist. But who?

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Cold fusion – The Salvage from the Energy Crisis?

In 1989 the chemistry professors Stanley Pons and Martin Fleishman reported that they had achieved cold fusion in a palladium anode emerged in a solution of sodium deuteroxide in heavy water D2O. Due to a bad exactness of their report, only few other scientists managed to replicate their findings in the first place. The findings were then dismissed as due to misunderstandings and bad scientific practice, and the matter of cold fusion has since been regarded as a taboo area.

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Defining The Nature Of Sublanguage

Theoretical and applied aspects of sublanguage study belong to one of the most promising trends in modern linguistics. Special lexical means, i.e. terms, have always been the basis for defining the essence and specificity of sublanguage. As a result, the majority of sublanguage studies center on the lexical system of sublanguage, to be more exact, its terminological layer. However, functional studies of sublanguage can by no means rely on the traditional notion of sublanguage as a terminological system. To define the nature of sublanguage in the light of anthropocentric approach to language study, we must turn to its functioning in communication, i.e. in communicative acts.

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