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2009-08-17 13:09:13

An academic at the University of Southampton has been awarded funding to predict the effects of climate change on soil behavior.Dr Alex Penn at the Science and Engineering of Natural Systems Group at the University's School of Electronics and Computer Science has been awarded a British Council Darwin Researcher Exchange Grant to carry out research into soil ecosystems in Biosphere 2.Biosphere 2 is a 3.15-acre, 12,700 m2 structure originally built to be a man-made, materially-closed ecological...


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.