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International News Archive - May 20, 2012

Japan Faces Power Outages, Residents Urged To Conserve Energy

A Japanese government panel warned that there could be power outages this summer if three Japanese utilities do not get much needed energy from nuclear reactors that have been on shutdown since the Fukushima crisis more than a year ago.

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.