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2008-10-22 12:00:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region announced today more than 40 new grants totaling $526,000 supporting Washington-area nonprofits that provide such vital services as food, clothing, shelter and medicine to many of the region's most vulnerable residents. The organizations receiving grants serve Washington, DC, Montgomery County, MD, Prince George's County, MD and parts of Northern Virginia. Among them: ALIVE!, which...


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.