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Latest Potsdamer Platz Stories

2008-10-10 06:00:22

By Liza Foreman Finding a commercial or cultural use for quirky properties abandoned after reunification has long been a feature of the German capital. Think of the East German post office, in use as a museum, or the Wertheim department store, which became the techno club Tresor. Now, two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, adventurous residents have been following suit, creating unusual residences from some of the city's most mundane buildings. One of the most recent additions...


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.