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2011-02-11 12:10:00

Auditors told Congress on Thursday that hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars have been wasted on everything from doughnuts to rockets. The auditors said, as budget-minded lawmakers prepared to slash science funding, that hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent each month on a NASA program to return Americans to the moon, even though the space agency, Congress and President Barack Obama have agreed not to proceed with it. NASA spends $300 million a year in repair costs for...


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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.