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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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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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