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Science News Archive - October 17, 2010

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The United Nations top official on the right to food has called for extensive changes in farming methods to protect the environment and ensure everyone has plenty to eat.

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University of North Carolina, Greensboro researchers are studying native grasses to develop a better understanding of the workings of fungal endophytes.

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.