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International News Archive - August 26, 2009

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China just edged past Germany as the world's largest exporter in the first half of this year, World Trade Organization figures showed.

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The Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang said Wednesday that an electric car manufacturer based in Norway called Think might move its production to Finland as part of a restructuring plan.

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.