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Education News Archive - August 09, 2006

The University of California has joined Google Inc.'s bid to scan the book collections of the world's great libraries, the organizations said on Tuesday, marking renewed momentum for a project nearly derailed by stiff resistance from publishers.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.