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2009-11-30 13:40:00

The Royal Society said on Monday that historic manuscripts by Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin and other groundbreaking scientists would be published online for the first time. As part of celebrations to mark its 350th anniversary, the world's oldest scientific institution will release famous literature on the web that it has published in its journals over the centuries. Among the important works being published online are a 1770 scientific study confirming that composer Wolfgang Amadeus...


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.