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2008-09-01 09:00:15

By Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret News Over the past 10 years, geologists with the Utah Geological Survey have been working toward a paradigm shift in the prevailing thought toward development. The perception among the geotechnical community, says UGS senior geologist Francis Ashland, was that landslides in Utah were prehistoric. "The engineering community doing predevelopment studies hasn't kept up with the science," he said. Since landslides began moving in the 1990s, UGS has had its...


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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.