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2006-07-13 22:32:00

By Tom Pfeiffer RABAT (Reuters) - Abdennaceur Bnouhachem's work as a left-wing student activist came to an abrupt end on April 13, 1976 when plainclothed security officers cornered him in the street and bundled him into an unmarked van. Bnouhachem said he was blindfolded and driven to a detention center where he and four friends were tortured for three days. He was hung from a steel pole and beaten, then held under water until he nearly drowned. He was then transferred to a prison...


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.