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    stayed into November

    Dear friends, "And the bears are staying on land longer — this year they arrived in August and stayed into November — remaining an average of 56 days compared with an average of 20 days two decades ago." The phrase "stayed into November" means they were there in November or they had left when...
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    earlier in the day

    Dear friends, "A dozen polar bears pick through the bone pile that sits just outside town. Men from the whaling crews had dumped the carcass of a bowhead whale on the pile earlier in the day." What does "earlier in the day" mean? Does the phrase mean "earlier that day"? Thanks
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    nuance in the message

    Dear friends, I'm reading a text about sea ice loss and polar bears and I've come across the following extract: “When you’re using it as a marketing tool and to bring in donations, there can be a tendency to lose the nuance in the message,” said Todd Atwood, a research wildlife biologist at...
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    complex projects

    Dear friends, "The paper discusses the main results achieved by SPbETU "LETI" and "Oceanpribor" (Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg) during the performance of complex projects since 2010 onwards." The intended meaning of the word in bold is "consisting of several smaller projects" and also...
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    The research goals is the realization of industrial critical technologies

    Dear friends, Help me, please, with the usage of "realization" in the list below: "The research goals is the realization of industrial critical technologies of applied hydroacoustics." Here I mean that there are critical technologies formed by our President (some of them concern...
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    "Concern" as a group of enterprises

    Dear friends, My question is about the term "concern" used to mean a big group of enterprises (companies) joined and functioning together. I have doubts because I've found the translation from Russian in my dictionary and I'll give the example: "Developmentof cooperation between Saint...
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    they may create products—and indeed services—that really...

    Dear friends, I'm reading and translating a text about smart products and smart makers from the Economist. Here is the link: http://www.economist.com/news/busine...-new-one-which "But if they embrace the smart revolution, they may create products—and indeed services—that really are worthy of...
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    The power of connecting up previously dumb objects

    Dear friends, I'm reading and translating a text about smart products and smart makers from the Economist. Here is the link: http://www.economist.com/news/busine...-new-one-which "The power of connecting up previously dumb objects is most obvious in stock-keeping and supply-chain management."...
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    queerness of many products is material rather than metaphysical

    Dear friends, I'm reading and translating a text about smart products and smart makers from the Economist. Here is the link: http://www.economist.com/news/business-and-finance/21678748-old-form-capitalism-based-built-obsolescence-giving-way-new-one-which "Today the queerness of many products...
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    security state

    Dear friends, "Mr Milanovic’s analysis leads him to consider some dark possibilities as he looks ahead. America looks to be falling into the grips of an undemocratic plutocracy, he says, which is dependent on an expanding security state". 1) "dark" here means "of dubious quality" or "something...
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    if imperfect ones

    Dear friends, "The search for foreign investment opportunities engendered imperialism and set the stage for war. There are parallels, if imperfect ones, to the modern economy". What is the meaning of the phrase "if imperfect ones"? I think "ones" refers to parallels, but I can't understand the...
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    inequality-compressing

    Dear friends, "Where Mr Piketty sees the inequality-compressing historical events of the early 20th century as an accident, Mr Milanovic believes them to be the direct result of soaring inequality." This phrase has been taken from the context about inequality among people. I was wondering...
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    incomes and inequality fell over the course of the Roman Empire

    Dear friends, I'm currently reading a paper about globalization and inequlaity and I've got a question to you about the following sentence (given below): "...He seasons the discussion with interesting comments, such as how incomes and inequality fell over the course of the Roman Empire..." 1)...
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    as has pay for the richest 1%

    Dear friends, "Over the past 30 years the incomes of workers in the middle of the global income distribution—factory workers in China, say—have soared, as has pay for the richest 1%." I don't understand the phrase in bold. It seems to me like a grammar mistake there because I can't figure out...
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    a company spun out by a furniture-maker

    Dear friends, "MX3D, a company spun out by a furniture-maker, will use an external 3D printing system it has developed to print a footbridge across a canal in Amsterdam." What's the meaning of "spin out" in this sentence? I've found the translation that the company has previously been part of...
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