One Couple's Answer To The Question, "What's The Meaning Of Life?"

Submitted by: squrlz4ever 3 months ago in

Over several decades, Charles and Lois O’Brien (above) have amassed a collection of over a million insects. The couple has just donated this entomological treasure trove, estimated to include a thousand species new to science and valued at over $10 million, to the Arizona State University. Their story, as told by The Guardian, is an inspiration.



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 The common rail system prototype was developed in the late 1960s by Robert Huber of Switzerland and the technology further developed by Dr. Marco Ganser at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, later of Ganser-Hydromag AG (est.1995) in Ober?geri.
 The first successful usage in a production vehicle began in Japan by the mid-1990s. Dr. Shohei Itoh and Masahiko Miyaki of the Denso Corporation, a Japanese automotive parts manufacturer, developed the Common Rail fuel system for heavy duty vehicles and turned it into practical use on their ECD-U2 common-rail system mounted on the Hino Rising Ranger truck and sold for general use in 1995.[3] Denso claims the first commercial high pressure common rail system in 1995.[4]
Modern common rail systems, whilst working on the same principle sensor are governed by an engine control unit (ECU) which opens each injector electronically rather than mechanically. This was extensively prototyped in the 1990s with collaboration between Magneti Marelli,Centro Ricerche Fiat and Elasis. After research and development by the Fiat Group, the design was acquired by the German companyRobert Bosch GmbH for completion of development and refinement for mass-production Common Rail Nozzle . In hindsight, the sale appeared to be a tactical error for Fiat, as the new technology proved to be highly profitable. The Common Rail Injector Valve had little choice but to sell, however, as it was in a poor financial state at the time and lacked the resources to complete development on its own.[5] In 1997 they extended its use for passenger cars Common Rail Injector . The first passenger car that used the common rail system was the 1997 model Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD,[6] and later on that same year Mercedes-Benz C 220 CDI.
Common Rail Shim & Gasket kit have been used in marine and locomotive applications for some time. The Cooper-Bessemer GN-8 (circa 1942) is an example of a hydraulically operated common rail diesel engine, also known as a modified common rail. 
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Male 5,252
Everybody fights, No one quits. - Sargent Razak Hero in the war against the bugs
Want to know more?
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Female 3,490
thezigrat I'm doing my part!
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Male 1,021
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Male 38,750
Bugs? Bugs are the moaning of life?
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Male 2,934
Gerry1of1 Wull, they were for this couple, Mr. Wisenheimer. ~drops boll weevil down Gerry's shorts~
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Male 38,750
squrlz4ever the crabs eat boll weevil
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Male 2,934
Gerry1of1 LOL! Sounds you've got a whole ecosystem flourishing down there. I look forward to a monograph in Nature. ... But don't even think about donating that collection to Squrlz University!
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Male 7,025
Super cool story!

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Male 2,934
normalfreak2 Glad you liked it. I found their stories inspiring on so many levels. Talk about lives well spent!
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Male 2,934
Zoom, that went up fast. Thanks, Fancy. One error: The O'Briens have donated their collection to Arizona State University, not the University of Arizona. (My mistake: Sorry!)
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