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2009-11-19 06:20:00

Europe has been hit with the dangerous and expensive problem of hyper-resistant bacteria because of excessive antibiotic use, according to health experts gathering in Stockholm on Wednesday. This marked the 2nd annual European Antibiotics Awareness Day hosted by the Stockholm-based European Centre for Diseases Prevention and Control (ECDC). Experts attending the meeting said that new strain of resistance bacteria was popping up and threatening global health, reported AFP. "Some bacteria are...


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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.