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everest blood pressure
2014-08-28 03:00:34

Emma Mason, European Society of Cardiology Cardiovascular patients should be cautious when exposed to high altitudes for leisure or work An expedition to Mount Everest by Italian researchers has shown for the first time that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes. The researchers also found that while a drug used for lowering blood pressure, called telmisartan, was effective in counteracting the effects of altitude up to...

University Of Colorado Boulder Students Developing Robotic Gardening Technology
2014-07-07 03:25:08

By Bob Granath, NASA For more than a half-century, NASA has made the stuff of science fiction into reality. Researchers are continuing that tradition by designing robots to work in a deep-space habitat, tending gardens and growing food for astronaut explorers. It sounds like a concept from Star Wars, but a team of graduate students from the University of Colorado Boulder is now developing the innovative technology to make it possible. As astronauts explore beyond Earth, they will need...

2014-01-18 23:02:32

The new “Tips On How To Avoid Jet Lag” article on the website Vkool.com provides people with useful tips on preventing and coping with jet lag effectively. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 The new “Tips On How To Avoid Jet Lag” article on the site Vkool.com delivers simple tips on how to prevent jet lag safely. This article is specifically designed for those people who love traveling and want to decrease jet lag symptoms without using any kind of drugs or medications. At the...

2013-12-18 23:21:59

Once Petrified to Fly, Salem Overcomes Personal Fear and Shares His Secrets in New Book. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Are you afraid to fly, or know someone who is? Then Michael Salem, once petrified of flying, and author of "Brave Flyer: How to End Your Fear of Flying," may be able to eliminate those fears forever. ExpertFlyer.com®, the premier online air travel information tool and creator of the award-winning app, Seat Alerts®, went One-on-One with Michael...

The Genetics Of Mountain Sickness
2013-08-16 05:14:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has discovered the genetic basis of chronic mountain sickness (CMS), a condition developed during prolonged exposure to high altitudes, according to research appearing in the August 15 edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics. The condition, which is also known as “Monge's disease,” is the result of low oxygen levels and can cause severe damage to the body, including heart attacks,...

2013-05-15 23:04:48

Travel season is just around the corner for a lot of kids. Explain turbulence on a plane with jello before the kids go on an airplane journey to ease the fear of flying as featured on Kids Activities Blog. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Travel season is just around the corner. Turbulence on a plane explained with jello can ease the fear of flying and help families during the busy travel season. Before kids embark on a plane journey, explain how turbulence affects the aircraft to help...

2013-01-31 09:21:31

NASA has increased the value of a contract with Wyle Integrated Science and Engineering Group of Houston to provide continuing support to the Human Health and Performance Directorate at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. The modification increases the not-to-exceed indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity value of the contract by $49 million, from $914.5 million to $963.5 million. This value is just a portion of the contract. The overall value of the contract with this change is $1.2...

2012-10-04 09:33:07

NASA has published a colorful, picture-filled book that details the development and use of the protective clothing worn by test pilots, astronauts and others as they soar high above Earth. "Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits -- Wiley Post to Space Shuttle" provides a 526-page survey of the partial- and full-pressure suits designed to keep humans alive at the edge of space since their first use during the years before World War II. Pressure suits are not the spacesuits worn...

Spacesuit History - Dressing For Altitude
2012-09-06 05:47:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has published a book written by Dennis R. Jenkins about the development and use of clothing worn by test pilots, astronauts and others. The book, called "Dressing for Altitude: Aviation Pressure Suits -- Wiley Post to Space Shuttle" is filled with colorful pictures that show off the innovations over the years of flight suits. NASA said Dressing for Altitude contains a 526-page survey of the partial and full-pressure suits...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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