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Source text - Chinese Muroki & Yoriyoshi (1987)以實驗的方式探討傳統火星塞點火系統與引燃火焰點火系統之優劣，其研究結果顯示採用引燃火焰點火系統之貧油燃燒特性較佳。Lee & Schock (1988)以實驗的方式建立適用於SCRE之強制熱傳係數(h)及Nu之經驗式。Schock et al. (1989)藉由流場觀測及雷射都卜勒測速儀量測SCRE之流場，藉以瞭解影響SCRE燃燒過程之關鍵因素，以作為設計具高效率、高功率密度轉子引擎之參考，其探討之對象包括進排氣系統、轉子外形、燃油注射以及軸承與氣封之摩擦等。
Translation - English Muroki & Yoriyoshi’s (1987) study investigated the pros and cons of both the traditional spark plug ignition system and the pulse ignition system. The study shows that the burning velocity of lean burn in pulse ignition systems is comparatively superior. Lee & Schock’s (1988) study established the empirical formula of SCRE-compatible forced thermal conductivity (h) and Nu. Schock et al. (1989) measured SCRE flow through flow observation and the use of Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV). The study sought to identify the key elements influencing the SCRE combustion process in order to serve as a blueprint for the development of high efficiency and power density rotors. The intake and exhaust systems, the outer appearance of rotors, fuel injection, and bearing and air seal attrition were among the factors investigated during the process.
Translation - English 10. the "Big Circle Boys" (BCB). (gangs of mainland Chinese origin)
The "Big Circle Boys" (BCB) as seen in the movies are quite ruthless, and the local gangsters fear them. And, in real life, let’s just say that these are the last people you would want to mess around with. The mainland Chinese assassins that came to Taiwan blend in really well, that is, as long as they don’t try to speak. They commit crime, then go back without leaving a trail, no wonder both gangs and authorities in Taiwan get the jitters.
Ex: The "Big Circle Boys" (BCB) have taken over the local thugs in Taiwan.
9. Domestic Violence
Everybody used to envy the woman that marries the rich, but not anymore. A supermodel held a press conference after becoming a victim of domestic violence. Not until then had society opened their eyes to the reality of the crime. Although, it is quite a disappointment that before long, the headlines are again starting to focus on the topic, “How much money constitutes a fortune?”
Ex: Domestic violence is a never-ending battle.
8. Wild Animal Park
Last year, a man was bitten to death by a lion. This year, a brown bear mauled a man to his death. Both animals happen to be from the same zoo. The zoo is Taiwan’s renowned, and also the only wild animal park. And now, it is also known as Taiwan’s most dangerous zoo.
Ex: We can see animals up close in wild animal parks.
7. Mango Ice
It's summer! Bring on the ice! When it comes to ice treats, nothing beats mango ice. In recent years, ice treats pop out like sweat in a hot summer day. But, the strange thing is, once the proprietor adds mangoes to his menu, he is sure to bring in tons of money! Bananas, pineapples, and peaches are just supporting acts. The price of mango ice goes as high as NT$160 per order, but still, there is no shortage in crowds. Some even become tourist attractions, which undoubtedly is one of the wonders of Taiwan!
Ex: A serving of mango ice actually costs more than NT$100!
6. Olympic Host Bid
The United Kingdom and France were up to their necks fighting for the honor to host the 2012 Olympic Games. Theirs is a catfight reminiscent of the war between Britain and France, rekindling a rivalry that dates back centuries. Britain won the bid, and France left in a huff. The people of both countries were very much united in an attempt to triumph over the other. Taiwan is placing a bid for the 2020 Olympic Games, but first, we must tear down political boundaries and unite as a country.
Ex: Taiwan is placing a bid to become host to the Olympics.
5. High Temperature
“Dying from heat” is no longer just an expression. Daily headlines proclaim record-breaking temperatures. As a result, we choose to chill down in air-conditioned rooms. But still, it’s hard not to break into a sweat. Plus, when you receive the electric bill for the month, you might even break down crying!
Ex: This summer’s high temperature has reached another record high.
4. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
Unquestionably, a record number of people had flip through J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince so many times that they can recite it in their sleep. This well-awaited book has been on the headlines long before it hit the stands. Potter fans try their hand in predicting which poor fellow is going to die this time, creating a steady flow of rumors in the air. There are even a few audacious bookstores that sold the book before its debut, at the risk of being filed a lawsuit, and even going to the extent of using an armored vehicle to deliver the books. Who knows, we might even see tanks coasting the streets in delivery of the seventh installation of the book.
Ex: I’ve waited a year for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
3. Shoot to Kill
After the bombings in London, a series of anti-terrorist measures are being implemented. Despite mounting criticism resulting from the death of an electrician of Brazilian ethnicity who has been mistakenly killed, police authorities in London still sustained orders to shoot and kill suspected bombers. This measure is indeed no better that a terrorist attack.
Ex: Shoot-to-kill policies belong in the Imperial Period.
2. Renminbi (RMB)
The Renminbi (RMB) has strengthened against the dollar, alarming the international financial market. After ten years, the Renminbi (RMB) has appreciated against the dollar. With a small rate of appreciation, mainland China has won over US Congress. This sure is a win-win situation for mainland China.
Ex: What is the current exchange rate of the Renminbi (RMB) against the Taiwan dollar?
1. Hair Restriction
Taiwan is removing its hair restriction! This coming semester, public school students can do whatever they want to their hair. They could cut, dye, trim or perm their hair; they could also go bald, punk or hippie and no one can do anything about it. As for private school students, we can only give you our best wishes.
Ex: The hair restriction is finally removed!
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