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Azara’s Night Monkey, Aotus azarae
2014-04-15 10:35:12

Azara’s night monkey or the southern night monkey (Aotus azarae) is a species of night monkey that can be found in South and Central America. Its range includes areas Peru, Paraguay, Panama, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Venezuela. This species is thought to prefer to reside in tall forests and lowland vine forests. This species holds three subspecies, including the feline night monkey and the Bolivian night monkey, and was named after Félix de Azara, a Spanish naturalist. Azara’s...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Antonio de Ulloa was born on January 12, 1716 in Seville. Ulloa enlisted with the Spanish Navy in 1733. In 1735, he was sent to Ecuador as a member of the French Geodesic Mission. The mission, led by Pierre Bouguer, was organized by the French Academy of Sciences to measure a degree of the meridian at the equator. He stayed in Ecuador for 9 years until 1744, during this stint; he discovered platinum with his partner, Jorge Juan. In 1745, he returned to Spain. However, while enroute to...

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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.