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Galileo To Spearhead Extension Of Worldwide Search And Rescue Service
2012-03-07 04:34:18

The global reach of Europe´s Galileo navigation system is being harnessed to pinpoint distress calls for rapid search and rescue. A major expansion of the humanitarian system will be tested over the next two years to make it even more effective. After rowing the Atlantic for 27 days, the six-man Atlantic Odyssey Sara G team suddenly capsized. The morning of 30 January saw them 800 km from land, clinging to their lifeboat in rough seas — but their distress call was detected from...

After More Than 200 Years, Sunken Treasure Returned To Spain
2012-02-27 09:30:04

A treasure trove of gold and silver worth an estimated half billion dollars, recovered from a Spanish warship that sunk more than 200 hundred years ago, has been returned to its rightful owners after a long court battle between the Spanish government and a Florida-based salvage company that uncovered the treasure. The treasure, 594,000 gold and silver coins (nearly 17 tons), was salvaged by Odyssey Marine Exploration in 2007, taken from a shipwreck believed to be the Nuestra Senora de las...

The Washable Wearable Antenna
2011-09-29 09:12:57

Wearing an antenna — without anyone knowing — is making a splash in the world of search and rescue. ESA has provided research and development guidance to Finnish company Patria, with the help of Tampere University of Technology, in designing a search and rescue radio antenna that can be sewn into a life vest.  Made from highly flexible, lightweight material that is robust against water exposure and moist conditions, and resistant to wear and tear, this special antenna...

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2011-08-02 07:10:00

Personal locator beacon proves essential to teen hikers A NOAA geostationary satellite played a pivotal role in the July 23 rescue of a group of student hikers from a vicious grizzly bear attack in Alaska, helping direct first responders to the scene. The teenagers were hiking through the Alaska wilderness and crossing a creek about 93 miles north of Anchorage when the bear attacked. Of the four teens injured by the attack, two required hospitalization. Other members of the hiking troop...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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