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2010-07-02 09:30:45

Mice at altitude save oxygen during exercise by using more carbohydrates rather than fat, Canadian and Peruvian scientists reveal This fuel-preference represents an adaptation in high altitude mice to use oxygen more efficiently than their low-altitude counterparts. "Andean mouse species have independently evolved a strategy to maximize energy yield when little oxygen is available" explain lead researchers Marie-Pierre Schippers and Grant McClelland from McMaster University. It is very...


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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.