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Flesh Eating Fungus Killed 5 After 2011 Joplin Tornado
2012-12-16 07:46:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Following the massive tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, in 2011, a fast growing, flesh eating fungus killed five people according to two new studies. The studies were based on genomic sequencing by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Both studies tracked 13 people infected by the pathogen during the Class EF-5 Tornado. This is the most powerful...


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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.