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2008-07-16 12:01:06

CHICAGO _ Best-selling novelist Ron Hansen stood in the nave of Chicago's St. Vincent de Paul Church on a spring afternoon under the towering stained-glass windows. Illuminated by the high sun in the western sky, the brightly colored glass told story after story _ about Jesus Christ, about prophets and saints, about miracles and revelations. The Catholic faith is a story-telling religion, the writer said a short time later. "The mass itself is a kind of theater, dramatizing the life of...


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.