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2013-12-31 08:22:33

JIUZHAI VALLEY, China, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuorilang Waterfall, located in Sichuan province's Jiuzhai Valley, recently took the top spot in an online poll for China's Top 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/64968-jiuzhai-valley-national-park-china-nuorilang-waterfall The 270-meter wide, 24.5 meter high Nuorilang Waterfall, at 2,365 meters, is an expansive travertine...

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2009-12-21 16:15:00

President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that the world's tallest waterfall has been called Angel Falls for too long and should revert to its original indigenous name instead of commemorating the U.S. pilot who spotted it in 1933. "How could we accept this idea that the falls were discovered by a guy who came from the United States in a plane. If we do that, that would be like accepting that nobody was living here," Chavez mused on his weekly radio and television show, "Hello Mr. President." He...

2006-07-25 11:40:00

FOZ DO IGUACU, Brazil (Reuters) - The worst drought in 20 years has reduced South America's Iguazu falls to a trickle and tourists may have to wait until October to see water gushing over the cliffs again, officials said. Considered one of the world's natural wonders, the huge thundering Iguazu Falls dwarf North America's Niagara Falls and rival in size Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River in southern Africa. But the river feeding the falls is parched. Only about 80,000 U.S. gallons per second...


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  • 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.
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