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2009-12-11 10:52:16

Berkeley stands to save a half-million pages of paper a year with move to electronic publishing A ritual as old as Berkeley itself ends on Friday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. For the last time, sleep-deprived graduate students will be lined up outside the Degrees Office on the third floor of Sproul Hall, clutching painstakingly printed copies of their doctoral dissertations, the very last step on the arduous path to a Ph.D. Starting spring semester, Berkeley dissertations are going all-electronic....


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.