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2006-01-10 08:19:26

By Janusz Chmielewski RUDA SLASKA, Poland (Reuters) - As the train rumbles north, the security guards on board finger their guns nervously, peering through the snow for any sign of bandits eager to steal their precious cargo -- coal. Police say organized gangs and freelance scavengers, drawn from Poland's army of unemployed, risk death or dismemberment to steal coal from trains as they cross southern Silesia, the country's industrial heartland. Some 200,000 coal miners have lost...


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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.