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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - June 23, 2006

By Andrew Wallenstein LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Futurama" has a future. Comedy Central has resurrected the former Fox animated series from "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen.

One saves the world and the other robs it, but what Superman and pirate Captain Jack Sparrow share this summer is Hollywood's hope they will rescue it from the brink of a two-year losing streak at U.S. box offices.

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.