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Science News Archive - July 13, 2007

DALLAS _ Sap-sucking insects called scale have found a new victim: crape myrtle trees. Scale are tiny insects that look like bumps on leaves or branches of shrubs and trees. Some species have a white, cottony appearance; others have hard, waxy, dark bodies.

The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) today announced that Mario Salgado has been named to the post of Executive Director, effective September 17, 2007.

The following area students received degrees recently from Pennsylvania State University. Adamstown - Michael S. Elmer, Berks, bachelor of arts, applied psychology; Jennifer B. Mann, Berks, bachelor of science in science with distinction. Akron - Blake C.

Univation Technologies, LLC, announced that Shenhua Baotou Coal Chemical Co., Ltd, part of the Shenhua Group Corporation Limited, has selected Univation's UNIPOL™ PE process for a 300 kilo-tonnes-per-year polyethylene plant.

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.