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2012-07-31 10:35:17

Policies that reward abstinence from terrorism are more successful in reducing such acts of violence than tactics that aim to punish terrorists, suggests a new study in the August issue of the American Sociological Review. Titled, "Moving Beyond Deterrence: The Effectiveness of Raising the Expected Utility of Abstaining from Terrorism in Israel," the study looked specifically at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and found that between 1987 and 2004, Israeli policies and actions that...

2012-02-28 13:30:00

Eight years in development, TRAC combines expertise from nearly 3,000 terrorism specialists with real-time intelligence for authoritative research. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 Before 9/11 few universities offered courses or programs of study on terror and terrorism; instead the issues were studied in political science or international relations courses. But the dramatic events of that day have forever altered the global need for the scholarly study of the subject —...

2012-02-01 00:55:33

N.Y., L.A., Miami, San Francisco, D.C. Top List; Maricopa, Ariz. Rising Nearly a third of all terrorist attacks from 1970 to 2008 occurred in just five metropolitan U.S. counties, but events continue to occur in rural areas, spurred on by domestic actors, according to a report published today by researchers in the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence based at the...

2011-12-15 14:18:35

New report sheds light on the growing threat of terrorist attacks carried out by individuals The double terrorist attack in Norway last July, which claimed 77 lives, has moved violent acts committed by single individuals up the political, media and now research agendas. Known as “lone wolf terrorism,” these acts are carried out independently of established terrorist organizations. In his new report Understanding Lone Wolf Terrorism, Dr. Ramón Spaaij, from La Trobe...


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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.