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2009-03-07 00:14:43

U.S. and Italian researchers say hydrogen sulfide emitted by hot springs may act as a natural version of Viagra. The gas, which has a pungent odor often compared to the smell of rotten eggs, has been found to widen blood vessels and appears to be able to combat impotence, the Italian news service ANSA reported. The research was conducted under the guidance of researchers at Naples University and Nobel prize-winning pharmacologist Louis Ignarro of the University of California at Los Angeles....


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.