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General News Archive - December 05, 2007

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To the pleasure of NASA's international space station partners, prospects were good for an on-time liftoff of shuttle Atlantis and Europe's long-awaited Columbus lab on Thursday.

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.