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Technology News Archive - October 08, 2005

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Armed with cameraphones and digital cameras, survivors and onlookers of last July's London bombing flooded the Internet with the first haunting glimpses of the aftermath long before professional photo-journalists descended on the scene. Now, a small handful of new Internet businesses aim to get citizen shutterbugs paid for their wares.

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.