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Space Battleship Yamato

Space Battleship Yamato is a Japanese science fiction anime series produced and written by Yoshinobu Nishizaki, directed by manga artist Leiji Matsumoto, animated by Academy Productions and Group TAC. The series aired in Yomiuri TV from October 6, 1974 to March 1975, totaling up to 26 episodes, it revolves around the character Susumu Kodai and an international crew from Earth, tasked during an interstellar war to go into space aboard the space warship Yamato in response to a message of aid from the planet Iscandar in order to retrieve a device, able to reverse the radiation infecting Earth after being bombed by the Gamilons. It is one of the most influential anime series in Japan due to its theme and story, marking a turn towards more complex serious works and influencing works such as Mobile Suit Gundam, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Super Dimension Fortress Macross as well as video games such as Space Invaders. Hideaki Anno has ranked Yamato as his favorite anime and credited it with sparking his interest in anime.

Yamato was the first anime series or movie to win the Seiun Award, a feat not repeated until the film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Conceived in 1973 by producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki, the project underwent heavy revisions. Intended to be an outer-space variation on Lord of the Flies, the project at first was titled "Asteroid Ship Icarus" and had a multinational teenage crew journeying through space in a hollowed-out asteroid in search of the planet Iscandar. There was to be much discord among the crew with many of them acting purely out of self-interest and for personal gain; the enemy aliens were called Rajendora. In the year 2199, an alien race known as the Gamilas unleash radioactive meteorite bombs on Earth, rendering the planet's surface uninhabitable. Humanity has retreated into deep underground cities, but the radioactivity is affecting them as well, with humanity's extinction estimated in one year. Earth has a space fleet, but they do not yet have interstellar capability, they are hopelessly outclassed by the Gamilas.

All seems lost. The capsule yields blueprints for a faster-than-light engine and an offering of help from Queen Starsha of the planet Iscandar in the Large Magellanic Cloud, she says that her planet has a device, the Cosmo-Cleaner D, which can cleanse Earth of its radiation damage. The inhabitants of Earth secretly build a massive spaceship inside the ruins of the gigantic Japanese battleship Yamato which lies exposed at the former bottom of the ocean location where she was sunk in World War II; this becomes the "Space Battleship Yamato". In the English Star Blazers dub, the ship is noted as being the historical Yamato, but is renamed the Argo. Using Starsha's blueprints, they equip the new ship with a space warp drive, called the "wave motion engine", in an unexpected move, weaponize the technology to create a new powerful weapon at the bow called the "Wave Motion Gun"; the Wave Motion Engine is capable of converting tachyon particles which travel faster than light and enables the Yamato to "ride" the wave of tachyons and travel faster than light.

The Wave Motion Gun called the Dimensional Wave Motion Explosive Compression Emitter, is the "trump card" of the Yamato that functions by connecting the Wave Motion Engine to the enormous firing gate at the ship's bow, enabling the tachyon energy power of the engine to be fired in a stream directly forwards. Enormously powerful, it can vaporize a fleet of enemy ships—or a small continent —with one shot. A crew of 114 departs for Iscandar in the Yamato to retrieve the radiation-removing device and return to Earth within the one-year deadline. Along the way, they discover the motives of their blue-skinned adversaries: the planet Gamilas, sister planet to Iscandar, is dying; the first season contained 26 episodes, following the Yamato's voyage out of the Milky Way Galaxy and back again. A continuing story, it features the declining health of Yamato's Captain Okita, the transformation of the brash young orphan Susumu Kodai into a mature officer, as well as his budding romance with female crewmember Yuki Mori.

The foreign edits tend to play up the individual characters, while the Japanese original is more focused on the ship itself. In a speech at the 1995 Anime Expo, series episode director Noboru Ishiguro said low ratings and high production expenses forced producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki to trim down the episode count from the original 39 episodes to only 26; the 13 episodes would have introduced Captain Harlock as a new series character. The series was condensed into a 130-minute-long movie by combining elements from a few key episodes of the first season. Additional animation was recycled from the series' test footage; the movie, released in Japan on August 6, 1977, was edited down further and dubbed into English in 1978.

Tranatocetus

Tranatocetus is an extinct genus of mysticete from the late Miocene of Jutland, Denmark. The type and only species is Tranatocetus argillarius. Tranatocetus is similar to "Aulocetus" latus, "Cetotherium" megalophysum, "Cetotherium" vandelli and Mixocetus in having rostral bones that override the frontals and contact the parietals, nasals dividing the maxillae on the vertex, a dorsoventrally bent occipital shield with a more horizontal anterior portion and more vertical posterior portion, a tympanic bulla with short, narrow anterior portion with rounded or squared anterior end and wider and higher posterior portion, swollen in the posteroventral area. Like other tranatocetids, the skull vertex of Tranatocetus is X-shaped in dorsal view. However, Tranatocetus differs in having a wide skull with laterally expanded squamosals, straight ascending processes of maxillae which extend parallel to each other, small lateral projection of the posterior meatal crest on the posterolateral side of the postglenoid process and paroccipital processes extending far posterior to the occipital condyles.

Tranatocetus was classified as a member of the thalassothere family Tranatocetidae, which includes a number of mysticetes more related to Balaenopteroidea than to Cetotheriidae. When first described, Tranatocetus was erected as a new species of Mesocetus, M. argillarius. However, a detailed redescription of this species found it to be generically distinct from Mesocetus proper, necessitating its recognition as a new genus; the phylogenetic analysis conducted by Marx et al. recovered Tranatocetus nested within the family Cetotheriidae, as sister taxon to Metopocetus

List of races at the Nürburgring

Races at the Nürburgring were held with Grand Prix cars, Grand Prix motorcycles, various Formula cars, Sports cars, touring cars and bicycles, like the 1927, 1966 and 1978 UCI Road World Championships. Races with Grand Prix cars have been held at the Nürburgring since its inauguration in 1927. Besides the German Grand Prix Eifelrennen races were held with GP cars. With the German Grand Prix being exclusively held at Hockenheimring from 1977 to 2008, additional Formula One races in Germany were called either European Grand Prix or Luxembourg Grand Prix. A pink background indicates an event, not part of the Formula One World Championship. A yellow background indicates an event, part of the pre-war European Championship; the 6 Hours of Nürburgring is an endurance race for sports cars held on the Nürburgring in Germany and organized by the ADAC since 1953. 1 – 1974 Race scheduled for 750 km only 2 – 1981 Race stopped after 17 laps due to fatal accident of Herbert Müller which caused track damage 3 – 1986 Race was stopped due to torrential rain and only ran 600 km. 4 – Time limit reached before 1,000 km distance was completed.

6 Hours of Nürburgring / 1000 km Nürburgring 24 Hours Nürburgring Veranstaltergemeinschaft Langstreckenpokal Nürburgring BPR Global GT Series FIA GT Championship FIA Sportscar Championship Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters European Touring Car Championship World Touring Car Championship German motorcycle Grand Prix Superbike World Championship UCI Road World Championships Rad am Ring

Lemmings (Bachdenkel album)

Lemmings is the first studio album by British progressive rock group Bachdenkel. It was recorded over the summer of 1970 after the group relocated to France, but would not be released for nearly three years, in 1973, on Philips in France only. In 1978 it was released with 3 missing tracks on an enclosed EP by Initial Recording Company, created by Karel Beer. "Translation" 4:17 "Equals" 1:51 "An Appointment With The Master" 5:15 "The Settlement Song" 11:26 "Long Time Living" 2:17 "Strangerstill" 6:51 "Come All Ye Faceless" 9:06 "The Slightest Distance" - 6:09 - From Lemmings EP released in 1978. "Donna" 4:15 - From Lemmings EP released in 1978. "A Thousand Pages Before" 6:35 - From Lemmings EP released in 1978. "Through The Eyes of a Child" 4:01 - Unreleased 1969 single. "An Appointment With The Master" 3:42 - 1973 version. "Strange People" 3:20 - Unreleased 1968 single, as "U Know Who". Peter Kimberley: Six-string bass guitar, piano on "Equals", vocals Colin Swinburne: Guitar, piano, vocals Brian Smith: Drums, percussion Karel Beer: Organ on "Come All Ye Faceless" http://www.anythingmatters.com/bachdenkel

Bernhard Seuffert

Bernhard Seuffert was a German-Austrian philologist, specializing in German studies. From 1871 he studied classical philology and German studies at the University of Würzburg, afterwards continued his education at Strasbourg as a student of Wilhelm Scherer, Elias von Steinmeyer and Wilhelm Studemund. In 1877 he obtained his habilitation, subsequently replaced Erich Schmidt as a lecturer at Würzburg. In 1886, he became an associate professor at the University of Graz, where from 1892 to 1924 he worked as a full professor of German philology. In 1913/14 he served as university rector. In collaboration with Erich Schmidt and Bernhard Ludwig Suphan, he was editor of the Vierteljahrschrift für litteraturgeschichte. Maler Müller, 1877 – On the painter Friedrich Müller. Die Legende von der Pfalzgräfin Genovefa, 1877 – The legend of the Palatinate countess Genevieve. Wielands Abderiten, 1878 – Christoph Martin Wieland's Abderites. Deutsche Litteraturdenkmale des 18. Und 19. Jahrhunderts – German literature monuments of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Frankfurter gelehrte Anzeigen vom Jahr 1772 – Frankfurt scholarly notices from the year 1772. Voltaire am abend 1881 -- Voltaire in the evening of his apotheosis. Der Dichter des Oberon, 1900 – The writer of Oberon. Philologische Betrachtungen im Anschluss an Goethes Werther, 1900 – Philological considerations on Goethe's Werther. Prolegomena zu einer Wieland Ausgabe – Prolegomena to a Christoph Martin Wieland edition

Waage Drill II diving accident

The Waage Drill II diving accident occurred on 9 September 1975, when two divers died of heatstroke after the chamber they were in was inadvertently pressurised with helium gas. On 9 September 1975, divers Peter Holmes, 29, Roger Baldwin, 24, had been hoisted from the North Sea in a bell and connected to the system's entrance lock; the men had just completed a short dive to 390 feet to clear a tangle of rope that had wrapped itself around the guideposts of the Blow Out Preventer. The dive had gone well and now the plan was to decompress the men inside the bell to 310 feet transfer them into the chamber complex and hold them in saturation; as with all deep-dive systems, each chamber on the supervisor's control panel was represented by a series of valves and gauges. Redundancy in plumbing schemes was common and necessary, with this particular system, by turning several valves on the console, any one depth gauge could be made to monitor the depth of a chamber other than for which it was intended.

On chamber one's panel, there was a 1000‑foot Heise gauge considered to be the most accurate. Because of the cross-referencing capabilities of the system, it became the practice of the shift supervisor to set the valves of this gauge to read the internal depth of the bell prior to the divers leaving bottom track their ascent through the lock‑on and transfer procedure; the rationale behind using this particular gauge throughout the operation was to avoid any potential decompression problems that might arise from using two separate gauges with a discrepancy problem. Once the divers had safely passed from the bell to the entrance lock to chamber one, the supervisor was supposed to turn the valves back to their original positions in order to monitor the depth of the divers. At 21:50 that evening, the crew mated the bell to the entrance lock as planned, but during the lock‑on procedure a gas leak developed between the mating flanges; the bell was removed, the flange surfaces were cleaned, on the second attempt the bell was sealed to the system.

After Holmes and Baldwin equalized the bell with the rest of the complex, they opened the inside door and were in the process of transferring into the entrance lock when the gas leak returned. With the needle on the Heise gauge dropping, an attempt was made to isolate the divers from the leak by sealing the door of the entrance lock that led to the bell, but according to the dive log this effort was “abandoned.”To protect Holmes and Baldwin from further pressure loss, the supervisor ordered them to climb into chamber one. There, they leaned against the inside hatch while the supervisor injected a small amount of helium inside the chamber to seal the door. At this point, the supervisor forgot to reset the valves to reconnect the Heise gauge with chamber one; because chamber one was not equipped with a dedicated depth gauge and Baldwin were now in a part of the system not being monitored by any gauge. Meanwhile, the Heise gauge was still recording a pressure drop, which the supervisor erroneously believed was reading chamber one.

He thought that he had failed to achieve a seal on chamber one's hatch, so he began to feed large quantities of pure helium into the chamber where the two divers were stationed. By the time he realized his error and Baldwin had been pressurized from 310 feet to 650 feet over the course of several minutes; the rapid compression, combined with the high thermal transfer property of helium, plus the high humidity factor of the atmosphere, caused the temperature of the atmosphere to rise from an estimated 90 °F to 120 °F. The two divers began pulling on the chamber hatch to escape, but were unable to open the door, they took the mattresses off their bunks and lay on the somewhat cooler aluminum surfaces, but forced to breathe an intolerable atmosphere, the men died several hours of hyperthermia. It was pointed out by the presiding judge at the Fatal Accident Inquiry that the way in which the diving system was designed and labeled, “especially as operated by Oceaneering, carried a high risk of human error during the distractions of an emergency.”

Oceaneering's Safety Officer testified that the manner in which the control panel was plumbed “was a contributory cause” of the accident, that it would not have happened had the panel for chamber one been equipped with a dedicated depth gauge permanently fixed for the purpose of reading only that chamber. Had there been such a gauge the supervisor would not have been misled by the Heise gauge, therefore would not have had any reason to inject the chamber with massive amounts of helium