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Arno

Arno

[ahr-noh; for 2 also It. ahr-naw]
Arno, Peter, 1904-68, American cartoonist, b. New York City. Arno's satirical cartoons appeared in the New Yorker from 1925 until his death. He achieved a distinctive drawing style featuring heavily outlined figures. Notable among his urbane characterizations are the self-important executive and the generously endowed woman. His cartoons have been collected in Peter Arno's Parade (1929), Peter Arno's Hullabaloo (1930), Sizzling Platter (1949), and Lady in the Shower (1967).
Arno, river, c.150 mi (240 km) long, rising in the Northern Apennines, Tuscany, central Italy, and flowing south to Arezzo where it turns northwest; it proceeds generally west, through Florence and Pisa, to empty into the Ligurian Sea. The Arno valley is fertile and densely populated. Its upper valley, the Casentino, is famous for its scenery. In 1966 a great flood on the Arno heavily damaged the art treasures of Florence.
Holz, Arno, 1863-1929, German critic and poet. His influence as a founder of the German naturalist school and as a critic is more important than his work itself. He was particularly influential in the development of Hauptmann. Among his works are the realistic sketches Papa Hamlet (with Johannes Schlaf, 1889); the drama Die Familie Selicke (also with Schlaf, 1890); Die Kunst [art] (1891); and the poems Phantasus (1898-99).

(born April 26, 1933, Munich, Ger.) German-born U.S. astrophysicist. His family fled Nazi Germany, and he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, after which he joined Bell Telephone Laboratories, where he worked with Robert W. Wilson monitoring radio emissions from a ring of gas around the Milky Way Galaxy. The two detected an unexpected uniform background static that suggested a thermal energy throughout the universe at a temperature of about −454 °F (−269 °C), which most scientists now agree is residual cosmic background radiation stemming from the big bang explosion billions of years ago, from which the universe was created. They shared a 1978 Nobel Prize with Pyotr Kapitsa (1894–1984) for their work. In 1981 Penzias became a vice president at Bell Laboratories, retiring in 1998.

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(born April 26, 1933, Munich, Ger.) German-born U.S. astrophysicist. His family fled Nazi Germany, and he received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, after which he joined Bell Telephone Laboratories, where he worked with Robert W. Wilson monitoring radio emissions from a ring of gas around the Milky Way Galaxy. The two detected an unexpected uniform background static that suggested a thermal energy throughout the universe at a temperature of about −454 °F (−269 °C), which most scientists now agree is residual cosmic background radiation stemming from the big bang explosion billions of years ago, from which the universe was created. They shared a 1978 Nobel Prize with Pyotr Kapitsa (1894–1984) for their work. In 1981 Penzias became a vice president at Bell Laboratories, retiring in 1998.

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Santa Croce sull'Arno is an Italian town located in the province of Pisa, Tuscany. There are about 13,400 residents as of 2005 and the city has a well-established leather industry, which counts more than 400 factories and laboratories spread over the 16.92 square kilometres of its total area. This kind of industry has been an economic boon to the city, but on the other hand, has produced much pollution, and also the traffic gives its contribution and make this town appear bigger than it really is.

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