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The fastest man-made object that ever leave the Earth is the Pinoeer 10 spacecraft, launched in 1972, and attained a speed of more than 32000 mph.


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rheology Phys.
Scientific study of the deformaton and flow of matter, especially in areas of viscosity, viscoelasticity and stresses. Matter of interests include fluids, lubricants, rubber, plastics, etc.

ricin Tox.
A glycoprotein toxin derived from the castor bean plant, Ricinus communis. Named after Stillmark in 1888, ricin is highly toxic and considered a potential substance for biowarfare and bioterrorism. Depending on routes of exposure ricin poisoning causes fever, diarrhea, nausea, abdominal cramps, internal bleeding, liver and kidney failure etc. Symptons can appear within hours.

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