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Maserati 250F

The Maserati 250F was a racing car made by Maserati of Italy used in'2.5 litre' Formula One racing between January 1954 and November 1960. Twenty-six examples were made; the 250F principally used the SSG 220 bhp 2.5-litre Maserati A6 straight-six engine, ribbed 13.4" drum brakes, wishbone independent front suspension, a De Dion tube axle, Borrani 16" & 17" wheels and Pirelli Stella Bianca tyres. It was built by Vittorio Bellentani and Alberto Massimino. A streamlined version with bodywork which enclosed the wheels was used in the 1956 French Grand Prix; the 250F first raced in the 1954 Argentine Grand Prix where Juan Manuel Fangio won the first of his two victories before he left for the new Mercedes-Benz team. Fangio won the 1954 Drivers' World Championship, with points gained with both Maserati and Mercedes-Benz. Prince Bira was another notable privateer favouring the 250F. In 1955 a 5-speed gearbox. Jean Behra drove this in a five-member works team. In 1956 Stirling Moss won the Italian Grands Prix, both in a works car.

In 1956 three 250F T2 cars first appeared for the works drivers. Developed by Giulio Alfieri using lighter steel tubes they sported a slimmer, stiffer body and sometimes the new 315 bhp V12 engine, although it offered little or no real advantage over the older straight 6, it was developed into the 3 litre V12 that won two races powering the Cooper T81 and T86 from 1966 to 1969, the final "Tipo 10" variant of the engine having three valves and two spark plugs per cylinder. In 1957 Juan Manuel Fangio drove to four more championship victories, including his legendary final win at German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, where he overcame a 48-second deficit in 22 laps, passing the race leader, Mike Hawthorn, on the final lap to take the win. In doing so he broke the lap record at 10 times. By the 1958 season, the 250F was outclassed by the new rear engined F1 cars. However, the car remained a favourite with the privateers, including Maria Teresa de Filippis, was used by back markers through the 1960 F1 season, the last for the 2.5 litre formula.

In total, the 250F competed in 46 Formula One championship races with 277 entries, leading to eight wins. Success was not limited to World Championship events with 250F drivers winning many non-championship races around the world. Stirling Moss said that the 250F was the best front-engined F1 car he drove. David McKinney, Maserati 250F, 250F Overview Article Case history of 250F article with complete chassis data Top Gear 250F review

The Best of L. Sprague de Camp

The Best of L. Sprague de Camp is a collection of writings by American science fiction and fantasy author L. Sprague de Camp, first published in hardback by Nelson Doubleday in February 1978 and in paperback by Ballantine Books in May of the same year; the book was reprinted by Ballantine in May 1986. It was reissued in trade paperback and ebook editions by Phoenix Pick in December 2014, it has been translated into German. The book contains short works of fiction and poetry by the author, together with an introduction by fellow science fiction writer Poul Anderson. "L. Sprague de Camp — Engineer and Sorcerer" by Poul Anderson. "Hyperpilosity." An apparent plague makes people grow bodily hair similar to that of Gorillas. Virologists Oliveira and Weiss attempt to find a cure amid large-scale societal changes happening around them. "Language for Time Travelers". De Camp explores an issue hitherto ignored by writers of time-travel fiction. Examples of the difficulties involved are humorously explored through the fictional tribulations of one such traveler confronted with various linguistic scenarios.

"The Command." Uplifted bear Johnny Black discovers the scientists who have granted him human intelligence have been reduced by a mysterious disease to automatons, unable to function except in response to direct orders. Johnny is equal to taking out the would-be world conqueror responsible, but curing the victims proves problematic—he has the counter-agent, but his bear paws can't inject it, with his bear vocal chords can't order them to do so themselves. If he can't figure out a solution, the plague will spread world-wide, humanity is doomed. "The Merman." Vernon Brock is a biologist who experiments with turning lungs into gills. After accidentally performing the transformation on himself, he is stuck underwater, unable to communicate, attempts to resolve the situation using his limited knowledge. "Employment." Paleontologist and inventor Gilmore Platt has devised a method of restoring fossil animals to life, causing difficulties for his assistant-turned zookeeper Kenneth Staples—particularly after Mr. Nively, representing the country's animal importers, shoots their mammoth to shut down the competition from these prehistoric resurrectionists.

It only makes the mammoth mad... If Staples can't handle the situation he may be out of a job. "The Gnarly Man." Shining Hawk, a Neanderthal man rendered ageless by a lightning strike, has survived into modern times by keeping a low profile. Posting as one Clarence Gaffney, he is found out by scientist Matilda Sandler, at whose urging he warily agrees to submit to medical examination in return for surgery to correct some old injuries, but when Sandler develops a romantic interest in him and the prospective surgeon is discovered plotting to dissect him to achieve medical fame, Gaffney bolts. "Reward of Virtue". "Nothing in the Rules." Accusations of foul play ensue when a mermaid is entered at a swim meet, but the stratagem appears legal. No such ploy having been envisioned, it turns out that nothing in the rules states a contestant can't have a tail, or has to be human... "The Hardwood Pile." When Dan Pringle's Gahato sawmill processes a tree harboring a dryad, the spirit, having no other home, remains with the resulting pile of lumber, "haunting" it to prevent its dispersal.

A running conflict between the two ensues, ending only when Pringle agrees to sell the whole pile to renovate the dance floor of a local bar, at which his antagonist becomes an employee. "The Reluctant Shaman." Indian curio-shop proprietor Virgil Hathaway gets stuck babysitting a batch of mischievous Iroquois spirits, who get out of control and run rampant "helping" people with poltergeist-style tricks. Only a medicine man can bring them to heel, but is Hathaway up to the task? "The Inspector's Teeth." Hithafea, a dinosaur-like native from the planet Osiris enrolls in an Earth college and pledges one of its fraternities. Snobbish big man on campus John Fitzgerald, resenting Hithafea, hazes him mercilessly, but how does this connect with the fate of an interstellar treaty negotiated many years later? "The Guided Man." The Telagog Company can take over your body for you in awkward social situations, enabling you to negotiate them effortlessly. The service is a godsend for bashful Ovid Ross, until his controller decides he wants the same girl Ovid does...

"The Ameba". "Judgment Day." Physicist Wade Ormont discovers an unsuspected type of nuclear reaction that could make his reputation—and, in the wrong hands, lead to universal destruction. Should he publish his findings and bask in the ephemeral glory, or does the survival of a world that has rejected and despised him count more? "A Gun for Dinosaur." Time-traveling hunter Reginald Rivers recounts an anecdote from one of his time safari expeditions involving problematic clients. Courtney James is an arrogant and spoiled playboy. Reluctantly, Rivers allows him on the safari with a lighter caliber weapon. James' reckless shooting rouses a slumbering Tyrannosaurus. Holtzinger tries to save him, but the creature shrugs off his gunfire and snaps him up. Rivers aborts the trip, angering James, who tries to go back to the Cretaceous again and assassinate Rivers' past self, but the space-time continuum has a rough way with time paradoxes... "The Emperor's Fan." Emperor Tsotuga of Kuromon feels insecure on his throne, seeks security in magic.

An enchanted fan enabling him to wave away all his troubles seems just the thing. He loses the code-book that enables him to restore those accidentally fanned, including mo

NED University of Engineering and Technology

The Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw University of Engineering and Technology known as NED University of Engineering and Technology, is a premier public university located in the urban area of Karachi, Pakistan. It is one of the oldest universities in Pakistan founded Parsi landowner Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw. Founded in 1921, as NED Government Engineering College, to provide training to civil engineers working in building the Sukkur Barrage, the university came to its modern form after being established by the British government and was renamed in 1977; the university is named after its benefactor Nadirshaw Eduljee Dinshaw. The university offers programmes in engineering and architecture for undergraduate and doctoral studies, it is a member of Association of Commonwealth Universities of the United Kingdom. The university is spread across three campuses. Department of Civil Engineering Department of Urban and Infrastructure Engineering Department of Petroleum Engineering Department of Earthquake Engineering The faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering comprises the following departments.

Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of Textile Engineering Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department of Automotive and Marine Engineering The faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering comprises the following departments. Department of Electrical Engineering Department of Computer and Information Systems Engineering Department of Electronic Engineering Department of Telecommunications Engineering Department of Bio-Medical Engineering The faculty * Department of Telecommunications Engineeringof Information Sciences and Humanities comprises the following departments. Department of Software Engineering Department of Computer Science & Information Technology Department of Mathematics Department of Physics Department of Chemistry Department of Humanities The faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering comprises the following departments. Department of Chemical Engineering Department of Materials Engineering Department of Metallurgical Engineering Department of Polymer and Petrochemical Engineering Department of Food Engineering Department of Environmental Engineering The faculty of Architecture and Management Sciences comprises the following departments.

Department of Architecture and Planning Department of Economics and Management Sciences NED University offers different undergraduate, PhD programs. Various programs offered at the university are summarized below The University offers undergraduate programs in following disciplines. Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Engineering – Electronics, Bachelor of Engineering – Electrical, Bachelor of Engineering – Telecommunication, Bachelor of Engineering - Computer & Information Systems, Bachelor of Engineering – Petroleum, Bachelor of Engineering – Civil, Bachelor of Engineering - Urban & Regional Planning, Bachelor of Engineering - Computer System, Bachelor of Engineering - Bio-Medical, Bachelor of Engineering – Chemical, Bachelor of Engineering - Metallurgy & Materials, Bachelor of Engineering - Materials Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering - Polymer & Petrochemical, Bachelor of Engineering - Textile Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering - Automotive Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical, Bachelor of Engineering - Industrial & Manufacturing, Bachelor of Engineering - Construction Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering - Software Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering - Food Engineering, Bachelor of Science - Industrial Chemistry, Bachelor of Science - Applied Physics, Bachelor of Science - Computational Finance, Bachelor of Science - Management Sciences, Bachelor of Science - Textile Science The University offers postgraduate programs in following disciplines.

Master of Engineering in Structural Engineering, Master of Engineering in Geo-Tech Engineering, Master of Engineering in Transportation Engineering, Master of Engineering in Coastal and Harbour Engineering, Master of Engineering in Coastal & Water Resources, Master of Engineering Management in Construction Management, Master of Engineering Management in Water Resources Management, Master of Engineering in Structural Earthquake Engineering, Master of Engineering in Disaster Management and Sciences, Master of Engineering Management in Transportation Infrastructure Management, Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering, Master of Engineering Management in Environmental Management, Master of Engineering in Reservoir Engineering, Master of Engineering in Drilling Engineering, Master of Engineering in Production Engineering, Master of Urban & Regional Planning, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Real Estate Management, Master of Engineering in Design, Master of Engineering in Energy Systems, Master of Engineering in Mechatronics, Master of Engineering in Renewable Energy, Master of Engineering Management in Energy and Plant Management, Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering, Master of Engineering Management in Industrial Management, Master of Engineering Management in Quality Management, Master of Engineering Management in Supply Chain Management, Master of Engineering in Automotive Design, Master of Engineering in Automotive Manufacturing, Master of Engineering in Computational Engineering, Master of Engineering in Textile Engineering, Master of Engineering Management in Textile Management, Master of Science in Textile Management, Master of Engineering in Electrical Power Systems, Master of Engineering in Electrical Machines & Drives, Master of Engineering in Control Systems, Master of En