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Lost Cahaba River Snail Has Been Found Once Again
2012-08-09 13:53:49

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A University of Alabama graduate student scored a victory for Mother Nature recently when he came across a snail species previously thought to have been extinct. The rare happy development regarding biodiversity and conservation occurred when Nathan Whelan, a doctoral student in UA´s department of biological sciences, convinced three of his friends to kayak on Alabama´s Cahaba River in May 2011 in search of the long-lost...


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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.