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GOCE's 'heart' starts beating

... is specifically designed to measure Earth's gravity field with unprecedented accuracy. "We are ... measurement of the spatial variations of the gravity field. With the switching on of the ... to create an extremely accurate map of Earth's gravity field. Together with altimetry data from ...

ESA launches first Earth Explorer mission GOCE

... This afternoon, the gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer ... measure the minute differences in the Earth's gravity field around the globe. The Russian Rockot ... 24 months, GOCE will collect three-dimensional gravity data all over the globe. The raw data will be ...

Students from UAB and UPC will experiment under microgravity conditions at the ESA

... pressure is similar to those found in near zero gravity conditions. Each flight will repeat this ... the mixture and prevent it from being affected by gravity until the moment of the next parabola. This ... which can lift particles off the ground in low gravity conditions. This effect is thought to be ...

Head-First Slide a Heads-Up Play

... a slide. Peters said a player's center of gravity is the key to determining which sliding approach is faster. The center of gravity is the point where half of a player's weight is ... first, he gains more momentum if his center of gravity is above the body's midpoint, Peters said. The ...

Massage Chairs Promote Comfort and Happy Dads for Father's Day

... network of retail stores carries the SANYO Zero gravity Massage Chair (HEC-DR7700), which gives all the ... Numerous strategically placed airbags in the Zero gravity chair's backrest, seat, and footrest inflate and ... of massage chairs, including the SANYO Zero gravity Massage Chair, visit http://www.relaxtheback.com ...

ECRI Institute Issues Priority Alert About Two Infusion Pumps

... which may result in intermittent gravity flow, releasing medication too quickly. ECRI ... may be no visible indication that a pump permits gravity flow and that volume testing is the only way to ... and PainSmart Infusion Pumps: Can Permit gravity Flow, Failure Can Be Detected Only Through ...

September launch for ESA's gravity mission GOCE

... affect GOCE's Rockot launcher, the most advanced gravity mission to date is scheduled for lift-off on 10 ... As a consequence of the new launch date, the gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer ... feasible to retrieve the strongest possible gravity signal, the sleek arrow-shaped satellite is ...

Two Flight Surgeons Supporting Wyle's Bioastronautics Contract Selected for New Astronaut Class

... surgeon training at UTMB as well as a medical monitor for the artificial gravity and bedrest projects. She supported the launch of spaceflight participant ... City, Russia, advanced medical projects, and the International Artificial gravity Project. In addition, UTMB physicians provide direct clinical care ...

GOCE Earth explorer satellite to look at the Earth's surface and core

... our planet the geoid - with unprecedented resolution and accuracy. The gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer (GOCE) will be placed ... high-sensitivity accelerometers to measure the components of the gravity field along all three axes. The data collected will provide a ...

Are People Asking Their Doctors?: Halo Rejuvenator a Holistic Remedy for Headache, Neck and Shoulder Pain

... Scott's partner is Dennis O'Sullivan, the inventor of the Linear gravity Pillow, the first fiber contour pillow that has sold millions around the ... and designer of the very first contour pillow, the patented Linear gravity Pillow, first recommended by doctors in America and eventually used by ...

Evolution Tips the Balance in Mom's Favor

... a third during pregnancy, it's a miracle that such a significant shift in gravity doesn't have her tipping over during her final trimester. Now, a new ... you're pregnant," she said. Greene said a pregnant woman's center of gravity starts to shift slowly as she gains weight, with the majority of the shift ...

Contact Lens Shift Can Compromise Vision of People with Astigmatism with the Blink of an Eye

... lenses using a Prism-Ballast design rely primarily on the effect of gravity and to a small degree the squeezing force of the upper eyelid to align the ... with the eyelids' movements (i.e., during blinking) or when the forces of gravity are not aligned with the direction of the lid forces, such as when the ...

Alter-G Forging New Relationships

... gravity Differential Technology Developer Adding Industry Advisors and ... conditioning limitations, and build endurance. The company's patented gravity differential technology, the building block for their body weight support ...

Nexicon Partners With IntentionQuest to Protect Intellectual Property Rights of Self Help Industry

... can be extraordinarily expensive and time-consuming - all with uncertain results. Nexicon provides a reasonable alternative, in line with the gravity of the particular infringement at issue. In many cases, infringers can use AmnestyQuest and legitimize their material for just a few dollars, ...

CyberGlove Systems Hosts Worldwide Contest for New Motion Capture Technology Applications

... both kinesthetic force and vibrotactile feedback. This haptic technology benefits customers by simulating realistic physical forces such as gravity and touch for industrial engineering, military, and academic research applications. CGS customers include Fortune 500/Global 500 corporations, ...

Growth Hormone May Build Muscle in Older Men

... amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), kidney disease or cancer. MGF may even help slow muscle loss among astronauts who spend long hours in zero gravity during space travel. MGF, which is produced naturally when muscles are stretched during exercise, activates stem cells already present in muscle ...

New book summarizes current knowledge on the biology of the vertebrate skeleton

... cells, tissues, and organs that compose the skeletal system provide a supportive yet flexible framework that allows vertebrates to withstand earth's gravity yet remain mobile. Current knowledge about the vertebrate skeleton, especially recent research on skeletal development from embryo to adult, is ...

Varicose Veins Pose Scary Health Risk; Sufferers Find Solace With Insurance-Covered Treatment at Renaissance Laser and Vein Institute

... twisting veins become deformed due to faulty valves in the large leg veins. Since the valves are not strong enough to keep the blood flowing against gravity back to the heart, the blood pools in the veins of the lower extremities, causing the bulging appearance. Since the blood is not being carried ...

Experts Say Panic Over Swine Flu Is Premature

... Center. "We always have to take these things seriously, but we have a very good system in place to respond." Another expert agreed. "The gravity of the situation will not be clear for a few more days till we find the extent of the cases and the number of countries involved and explain why we ...

Americas Watchdog Calls On President Obama To Get Involved With The Toxic Chinese Drywall Disaster--Now

... "We have faith that the President and Congress will take us up on our offer to meet these victims, we have faith they will instantly see the gravity of the issues facing these innocent homeowners" Most of these homes were built by undocumented workers, who in a 1099 tax fraud scheme and in ...

The science of design

... and form in mind." Commercially available shoes tend to place the most support on the arch of the foot, which throws off the body's center of gravity and keeps the foot from functioning normally. McGuire and Whitney say that the R'n'R offers an entirely new way to support the arch, and it ...

University of Washington scientists one step closer to stopping bone loss during spaceflight

... spaceflight has been identified for decades as a significant problem affecting astronauts. More recently, scientists have found that the absence of gravity is causing astronauts on the International Space Station to lose up to 10 times more bone mass in key regions of the body each month than most ...

Cardinal Health Launches New Products for the Operating Room

... and cleanliness issues related to re-useable containers. The ORwell(TM) fluid collection and disposal system is designed with a low center of gravity and weighs one-third less than competitive systems for easy maneuverability through hallways, doorways and crowded operating rooms. The mobile device ...

SCAN: Delivering Bone Disorder Diagnosis, Fracture Healing

... during long missions to the moon or in space. Qin said the fracture rate could be high on the moon due to workload force, heavy spacesuits and gravity that is one-sixth of Earth's. The researchers are developing the new technology using scanning confocal acoustic diagnostic imaging for ...

SCAN: Delivering bone disorder diagnosis, fracture healing

... during long missions to the moon or in space. Qin said the fracture rate could be high on the moon due to workload force, heavy spacesuits and gravity that is one-sixth of Earth's. The researchers are developing the new technology using scanning confocal acoustic diagnostic imaging for diagnosis ...

Hospira Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Results

... to Abbott"). Medication Management Systems include infusion pumps, related software, services and administration sets. Other Devices include gravity administration sets, critical care products, and other device products. Net sales for the years ended December 31, 2008 and 2007, include ...

Physical therapists test mechanical arm to help patients recover from stroke, traumatic brain injury

... even with limited function in the affected arm. "It doesn't control your muscle. It takes the weight off your arm," Dr. Smith said. "You can take gravity away, so the individual can generate force in an easier environment." Assigned tasks are based on using different muscles, and include virtual ...

PA Governor Rendell Announces $94 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure

... Mahanoy Township received a $5.6 million loan and a $1.5 million grant to construct a new sewage treatment facility, approximately seven miles of gravity and pressure sewers and other facilities that will eliminate the use of malfunctioning on-lot septic systems that are contaminating groundwater and ...

As New Administration Takes Office, Deloitte Report Identifies $530 Billion Savings Opportunity for Health Care Reform Over Next 10 Years

... from a survey of 4,000 U.S. adults about their opinions of key health care reform efforts. Americans across the demographic spectrum embrace the gravity of the situation. A vast majority of respondents say they are ill-equipped to handle the financial burdens of a serious medical emergency -- only 6 ...

Wii Fit a promising tool for all ages

... and would categorize children incorrectly." The game also gives players a Wii Fit Age, which is measured by the player's BMI and their center of gravity and balance testing. However, Dzewaltowski doesn't think the measurement is credible. For personal goals, he said it is more important to focus on ...

LCA-Vision's Former Executive Management Team Sends Open Letter to LCA-Vision Stockholders

... condition as "dire" or its prognosis as "poor." How bad does it have to get for stockholders before management and the Board to acknowledge the gravity of the situation facing the Company? We have attempted numerous times to voice our serious concerns to the Board regarding the Company's ...

U.S. Air Force Awards Noninvasive Medical Technologies $2.4 Million Contract

... Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on a joint research initiative involving parabolic investigations using the NcIQ device onboard Zero gravity Corporation's modified Boeing 727 jet. More specifically, in association with NASA's FASTRACK project, the NcIQ is being used to perform ...

Can you hear me now? How the inner ear's sensors are made

... A UCLA study shows for the first time how microscopic crystals form sound and gravity sensors inside the inner ear. Located at the ends of cilia tiny cellular hairs in the ear that move and transmit signals these crystals play an ...

Founders & Former Executive Management Team of LCA-Vision Seek Change to Rescue Company

... about the current state of LCA-Vision, Inc. (LCAV). We must admit that the apparent lack of understanding among the Board of Directors regarding the gravity of the situation LCAV currently faces is astounding, and quite sad. From where we stand today, we have no choice but to seriously question whether ...

TransUnion Revenue Manager Addresses 'Red Flags Regulations'

... - impacting approximately 250,000 U.S. patients in 2005 and translating to $468 million in medical identity crimes per year. To illustrate the gravity of the situation, TransUnion looked at high risk fraud alert files for one of its Revenue Manager customers located in a suburb of a large Midwestern ...

Hospira Reports Third-Quarter 2008 Results

... "Sales to Abbott"). Medication Management Systems include infusion pumps, related software, services and administration sets. Other Devices include gravity administration sets, critical care products, and other device products. Net sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 and 2007, include ...

A biomagnetic diagnostic technique to evaluate esophageal transit time

... a biosusceptometer magnetometer was used. In this study, they demonstrated that the ETT is not only affected by natural peristalsis, but also by gravity and thus the subjects' anatomical position. This phenomenon is explained by the physiology of the esophagus, which causes movement with a combination ...

Hospira Announces New Contracts With Premier Purchasing Partners for Infusion Devices, Solutions And Equipment

... general-purpose medication infusion devices, related sets and disposables, along with intravenous (I.V.) solutions, nutritionals, drug-delivery and gravity administration sets. The five-year Premier agreements will be effective February 1, 2009. "Premier shares our commitment to improving patient and ...

Hospira Reports Second-Quarter 2008 Results

... to Abbott"). Medication Management Systems include infusion pumps, related software, services and administration sets. Other Devices include gravity administration sets, critical care products, and other device products. Net sales for the six months ended June 30, 2008 and 2007, include six and ...

Legal and ethical issues in medical physics

... are willful or not, and engages in mediation to settle disputes over NRC rules and violations. Francis "Chip" Cameron, president of Zero gravity Group LLC, will examine the legal liability issues faced by facilities and individual medical physicists who violate these regulations or who take ...
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