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2007-01-10 09:00:27

By Rob Tucker, The News Tribune, Tacoma, Wash. Jan. 10--Erling O. Mork, the first city manager of Tacoma to be born and raised in the city, died Tuesday. He was 72. Mork, the son of an immigrant Norwegian fisherman, had a vision of what Tacoma could be, so he stayed to serve the city where he was born and pioneered Tacoma's redevelopment. "Tacoma has been called 'The City of Destiny,' and that is beginning to come true," he said in 1976, a year after beginning what would be a long...


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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.