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2011-02-11 10:08:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies officially opened on February 9, 2011 after quietly hiring two faculty members specializing in biophotonics -- the science of using and manipulating light to investigate biological function -- and building up its core facility's imaging capacity to rival most if not all academic research institutions of its size in the nation. Launched with a...

2010-01-20 04:00:00

SearchforAmelia.org Showcases State-of-the-Art Technology Used to Look for Amelia Earhart SAN DIEGO, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Waitt Institute for Discovery (http://wid.waittinstitute.org), a non-profit research organization established by Ted Waitt, founder and former Chairman of Gateway, Inc., has launched its new Search for Amelia Web site (http://searchforamelia.org). Created to publish the full results from the Institute's 2009 search for Amelia Earhart's Lockheed...

2009-05-14 07:00:00

- America's #1 HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company comes to South Dakota - South Dakota Governor, local officials, and key VIZIO executives and investors to attend May 14, 2009 Grand Opening event - VIZIO's extraordinary growth creates need for Direct Sales and Marketing Center to provide customer support IRVINE, Calif. and NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- VIZIO, America's Fastest Growing HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company, announced today the May 14th Grand Opening of...

2008-12-12 06:30:00

FORT PIERCE, Fla., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Waitt Institute for Discovery's CATALYST ONE expedition team sailed home aboard the R/V Seward Johnson on Wednesday energized by the discovery of three never-before identified Lophelia coral reefs. The science team, led by John Reed of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University, spent six days at sea utilizing Waitt's two 6,000-meter autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) to remotely map the...

2007-02-12 03:04:05

By Larson, Mark No. 5 Ted Waitt Founder chairman and CEO, Avalon Capital Group Inc. Estimated net worth: $1.7 billion Ted Waitt, 43, founded the computer company Gateway Inc. in Iowa in 1985, and moved its headquarters first to San Diego and later, to Poway. Last year, he left the company now based in Irvine. In 1984, Waitt dropped out of the University of Iowa's business management program and took a job at a computer store in Des Moines. The store sold computers via mail order...


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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.