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Weather Forecasting Made Easier With Smartphones And Tablets
2013-02-07 12:35:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Observation has long been a key component in forecasting the weather. Early civilizations relied on reoccurring astronomical and meteorological events to help monitor seasonal changes in the weather, while short-term weather changes were predicted — with varying degrees of accuracy — by changes based on appearances of clouds and other optical phenomena. More recently satellites and supercomputers have been used to...

How To Have Your Own Backyard Weather Station
2012-03-21 08:58:24

Joshua Kelly for Redorbit.com Red Orbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly examines what makes up a weather station and how each instrument works. Here is a list of what type of equipment associated with a weather station. 1. Barometer: The barometer´s purpose is to measure outside air pressure. Air pressure can be recorded in MB or INS of mercury. Here is an example of each. -- 1013MB  or 29.92INS these are referred to as standard pressure of the atmosphere, when the numbers...

2012-03-14 11:00:00

New study by Across Health U.S. reveals American pharma companies are too preoccupied with regulatory to worry about strategy or internal knowledge building. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) March 14, 2012 Whereas European and Chinese pharma execs continue to address strategy and internal knowledge as important bottlenecks in the digital space, U.S. pharma execs continue to focus on regulatory and compliance concerns. This is one of the main findings of the Digital Barometer US, a new study by Across...

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2010-05-11 10:05:00

A new study finds that face-to-face socializing makes us happier than reaching out to people online. The Happiness Barometer was based on the Coca-Cola Happiness Index, which surveyed 500 to1,000 people per 16 countries. About 40 percent of those surveyed said catching up with their loved ones after work was the happiest time of their day, and over 20 percent said they were happiest when eating with their families. Only 5 percent said they were happiest when connecting with friends over...

2010-04-27 07:00:00

NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest edition of the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Manufacturing Barometer reports that cautious optimism continues to grow in regard to the U.S. and global economies among U.S.-based industrial manufacturers, according to the Q1 2010 report. Over half of industrial products manufacturers (53 percent) are optimistic about the U.S. economy's prospects over the next 12 months. Only 10 percent are pessimistic, a sharp contrast to 55 percent a year ago;...

2010-01-28 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest edition of the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Manufacturing Barometer reports cautious optimism about the U.S. and global economies among U.S.-based industrial manufacturers, according to the Q4 2009 report. Nearly half (47 percent) of survey respondents are optimistic about the U.S. economy's prospects, whereas only 5 percent were optimistic a year ago. Similarly, 41 percent of panelists who sell internationally are optimistic about the prospects...

2009-10-05 06:00:00

Carolinas AGC Construction Barometer (TM) CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For second quarter 2009, the Carolinas AGC Construction Barometer(TM) dropped a mere 1.1%. While it's very likely we've bottomed-out in the economic recession, we seem to be riding along the bottom of the business cycle with little forward momentum. To ensure an accurate and objective assessment of the state of the Carolinas commercial construction industry each quarter, the Barometer...

2009-06-26 06:00:00

Carolinas AGC Construction Barometer(TM) CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For first quarter 2009, the Carolinas AGC Construction Barometer(TM) posted a modest 3.3% gain due to growing empirical evidence of a slowing rate of economic deterioration in Carolinas commercial construction. The rate of downward change in first quarter was much less severe than the drop in activity experienced in latter 2008. In particular, the Business & Economic Trends segment on the...

2009-02-17 06:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Carolinas AGC Construction Barometer moved up 3.9% in 3rd quarter 2008, but the increase is primarily attributable to rapidly falling construction costs and widespread skilled labor availability -- considered positive indicators when they occur to a lesser degree in "normal" economic times. Commodity and petroleum prices are falling due to increased supply and more importantly, significantly weaker demand for building products,...


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2010-09-23 15:29:32

A barometer is an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure. The barometer measures pressure exerted by the atmosphere using water, air, or mercury. Through measuring the pressure one can forecast short term weather changes. Evangelista Torricelli is credited with the invention of the barometer in 1643. However, Gasparo Berti unintentionally built a water barometer around the same time. Rene Descartes was also noted as describing an experiment to determine air pressure but there is no...

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