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Damage or wear to type, resulting in a defective impression. Because each battered type creates a unique impression, Hinman, Blayney, and others have successfully used evidence from ...

Motor Vehicles

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Clay McShane and Christopher W. Wells

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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2015

...the American market. In a decade of oil shortages, Detroit could not match the Japanese in cost, quality, or fuel efficiency. Chrysler escaped bankruptcy only by a government bailout and president Lee Iacocca’s success at marketing. Import taxes and quotas somewhat protected the battered domestic auto industry, and the 1980s brought a revival. Ford responded first, marketing the German-designed, Japanese-engineered Escort and Taurus (also German-engineered) in the mid-1980s. Chrysler also rebounded in the 1980s, adopting Japanese design and production...

technology in history

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Science, Technology, and Society

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2006

...stone-cutting capabilities, a high degree of inlay work can be seen in the Taj Mahal. The skill of making delicate patterns of different types of grilles, as can be found in Fatehpur Sikri, is also noteworthy. Some of these acquired skills clearly exhibit the integration of knowledge in optics and geometry. In the case of other types of construction technology, with relatively more utility, mention can be made of three types of structures: places of worship, palaces, and mausoleums. Although the final construct in most cases had been highly sophisticated and...

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