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2009-05-08 13:10:00

The United States surpassed Germany to become the world's leading wind power generator in 2008, the Worldwatch Institute said on Thursday.  Global wind capacity increased by over 27,000 megawatts (MW), or enough to power 27 million homes, last year, rising to about 120,798 MW, according to the Washington-based research organization.  The move represents a 29 percent increase from the previous year. Wind power now supplies 1.5 percent of global energy demand, up from 0.1 percent in...


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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.