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German inventor Rudolf Diesel patented his new engine. It burns fuel oil rather than gasoline, and uses high compressed of the gases in the cylinder rather than a spark to ignite the fuel. Diesel engines are more effective than gasoline engines but they produce more air pollutants. They are widely used in heavy industrial machinery.
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