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2005-07-01 09:00:01

By Ed Cropley BANGKOK (Reuters) - A team of deep-sea divers hasdiscovered the wreck of a U.S. submarine sunk by a Japaneseminelayer 60 years ago in the Gulf of Thailand during theclosing stages of World War II. The U.S.S. Lagarto, a 1,500 ton"Balao class" submarine,disappeared without trace on May 4, 1945 after attacking aJapanese tanker and destroyer convoy around 100 miles off thesoutheast coast of Thailand. All 86 men on board are still listed as missing in action. "We've always known...


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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.