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2008-09-12 12:00:35

By Andrew Picken RATS, beetles and cockroaches are among the pests which have been discovered in Lothian hospitals and health centres, it emerged today. Figures released by NHS Lothian under freedom of information laws reveal there have been a total of 657 call-outs for pest controllers since 2005, with 126 visits to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital alone. The majority of call-outs related to mice and ants with pest controllers using a variety of insecticidal sprays or traps to get rid 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.