How NASA ’s Chris Kraft Conducted the Symphony That Put Men on the Moon
Chris Kraft scared the hell out of me — in all the right ways, yes, but still. During the Apollo program, Kraft, who died at age 95 on July 22, was NASA’s director of flight operations, and later ran the Johnson Space Center in Houston. I first met him in the early 1990s, when I was writing Apollo 13, and I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. I’d heard he was blunt, profane and brilliant and did not suffer fools easily. What I actually found was that he was, well, blunt, profane and brilliant and did not suffer fools easily. During the course of our conversation, he described someone he h...
Source: TIME: Science - July 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized apollo1150 onetime Space Source Type: news
From Waking Up to Planting a Flag on the Moon, Here ’s How the Apollo 11 Astronauts Spent July 20, 1969
The triumph of the astronauts, especially Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, was more than a victory for the United States, but instead a victorious moment for all mankind and no other moment will seem as big until we reach beyond the moon for other planets, other stars. The following is an excerpt from Apollo 11: An AP Special Anniversary Edition, available in paperback and e-book exclusively on Amazon.com. On the eve of history, perhaps men do not sleep well, or perhaps they are not meant to. Before they slept Saturday night, their rest period was delayed an hour-and-a-half because of a pesky communications...
Source: TIME: Science - July 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized apollo1150 Space Source Type: news
Tiny Robots Tackle Big Problems
New research papers published nearly coincidentally highlight a wide range of emerging uses for nanoscale robots in tackling some of the most vexing problems in medicine, and also might offer clues to common methods of controlling the tiny devices. One of the experiments,conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), explored using a microrobot to facilitate precision delivery of drugs to tumor sites. The other,conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, targets hard-to-dislodge biofilms on a wide variety of surfaces, from human teeth to catheters, water lines, and pipes. Simone SchÃ¼rle, an a...
Source: MDDI - July 3, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: R & D Source Type: news
With NASA ’s Orion Abort-System Test, Americans Just Took a Small (and Very Big) Step Closer to the Moon
It was a modest little rocket scheduled to make a modest little flight, and yet an awful lot of people showed up at Cape Canaveral before dawn this morning to watch it happen. They had good reason to be there. With the flight, America’s planned return to the moon by 2024 moved a small but critical step closer. Easily the most harrowing part of the next lunar flight will be the first, when astronauts climb into their Orion spacecraft at the top of a rocket 36 stories tall, sloshing with more than 5 million pounds of fuel, and ground controllers effectively set it all on fire. If things work as they should, the fire wi...
Source: TIME: Science - July 2, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized abort test Artemis Canaveral moon NASA Orion space Source Type: news
3 Critical Considerations for Evaluating Off-the-Shelf Software for Medical Devices
The rapid pace of technology innovation has led to the medical device sector becoming an integral part of the healthcare industry, delivering benefits such as reduced patient recovery time and lower cost of instruments. Unfortunately, the average time-to-market for a medical device still falls between 3-7 years. Â In order to speed time-to-market, medical device manufacturers form strategic partnerships to leverage commercially available, off-the shelf components and software from vendors, and manufacturers augment their development teams with third-party professional services. When evaluating software vendors...
Source: MDDI - June 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Roger Mazzella Tags: Software & D Source Type: news
New Research Is Focusing on Treating Teens ’ Suicidal Thoughts With Support of Friends, Family
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill U. Adams / Undark Tags: Uncategorized mental health onetime syndication Source Type: news
Death Toll Rises to 15 In Danube Tour Boat Crash
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say two more bodies have been recovered from the Danube River tour boat crash, raising the death toll to 15, with 13 of the 33 South Koreans on board and the two Hungarian crew members still missing. Seven South Korean tourists were rescued after the May 29 collision between the Hableany (Mermaid) sightseeing boat and the Viking Sigyn river cruise ship. A huge floating crane may be able to lift the Hableany out of the water in the coming days. However, the Adam Clark, named after the Scottish engineer who oversaw construction of Budapest's Chain Bridge completed in 1849, was dock...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 6, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news
Cochrane's 30 under 30: Anneliese Arno
Cochrane is made up of 13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all. Many of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane as researchers, citizen scientists...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 5, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news
Eye warning: Six foods to include in your diet or risk serious problems with your sight
EYE HEALTH is very important and can deteriorate as we get older and there are a number of conditions associated with eye health which can lead to long-term problems with sight. But what you eat can help prevent these problems developing. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Seaplanes Collide in Alaska; At Least Four Dead, 10 Hurt
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes. Four people were killed after the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan, the Coast Guard said. Two others were missing, said Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios, a Coast Guard spokesman. The Washington, D.C.-based investigative team from the National Transportation Safety Board is expected to arrive in Ketchikan Tuesday afternoon, agency spokesman Peter Knudson said. H...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news
Will a shower of April wins help us flower in May?
With UNISON’s campaign for Go for Growth in May already underway, it’s time to look back on an April that produced more than a few illustrations of just what the UK’s biggest union can do. It began (as these things do) on the first of the month, when we celebrated 20 years of the national minimum wage – an achievement that UNISON made possible. In 1999, we were told that it would cost millions of jobs – but we know how that turned out. But we’re not resting on our laurels and UNISON is committed to campaigning for a real living wage for all. And that’s why, at a Parliamentary reception to mark the anniver...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 30, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2019 Health Conference Bring them in environment agency health and safety international workers' memorial day LGPS living wage local government nhs pay OCS one wage any age pensions divestment Source Type: news
Brain Sharpens the Hearing of the Blind, Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- Researchers have long wondered why blind people seem to have a sharpened sense of hearing. Now a Seattle team has pinpointed specific brain adaptations that occur in folks without sight. " There ' s this idea that blind... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Building on the success of Grovember
We’re going for growth in May, following on from the success of the Grovember. That month of activity by the whole union made us not only the biggest union in the UK – but a growing one. We’re not resting on our laurels, however. If November showed that by acting together we can push our recruitment into growth, May is about applying what we learned and starting to develop a sustainable union-wide recruitment and retention plan strategy. UNISON is aiming to run two or three month-long campaigns each year where branches, regions and the centre focus on recruitment and retention and make sure our union continues to gro...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 16, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: P.S data Go for growth grovember recruiting recruitment Source Type: news
Second Sight Medical releases early feasibility data on Orion cortical implant
Second Sight Medical (NSDQ:EYES) today announced preliminary results from a small feasibility study of its Orion cortical implant, which is designed to give eyesight to the blind. Sylmar, Calif.-based Second Sight’s Orion is designed to connect the camera in a pair of eyeglasses with an implant that receives the camera signal and translates it to the visual cortex in the brain, bypassing the eye and the optic nerve entirely. The company’s Argus II device, which uses a retinal implant to receive the camera’s signal, is already on the U.S. market. Interim data from a five-year early feasibility study, prese...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Featured Optical/Ophthalmic Second Sight Source Type: news
Fast Forward: Mozambique in 10 years
Ellen Waters is the Director of Development at Doctors of the World UK. She is passionate about access to healthcare around the world and spent four years in India working for human rights organisations. On Thursday 14th March, Cyclone Idai swept Mozambique, leaving behind it a trail of destruction and death. Organisations from all around the world mobilised in just a few hours to get help to the population hit. Rapid intervention is key to save lives, but there is an often hidden need to provide healthcare for a long time after the disaster, while reconstruction takes place. On World Health Day, I want to bring t...
Source: Doctors of the World News - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news