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NASA Study Points To Infrared-Herring As Cause Of Apparent Amazon Green-Up
2014-02-07 10:42:54

Kathryn Hansen, NASA For the past eight years, scientists have been working to make sense of why some satellite data seemed to show the Amazon rainforest "greening-up" during the region's dry season each year from June to October. The green-up indicated productive, thriving vegetation in spite of limited rainfall. Now, a new NASA study published today in the journal Nature shows that the appearance of canopy greening is not caused by a biophysical change in Amazon forests, but instead...

2013-08-15 08:34:54

Demand is up in most industries across many skill levels JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- When on the job hunt, professionals often ask: where are the jobs and where is the money? Earlier this year, Modis, a leading provider of information technology staffing, revealed the list of Hot Cities for IT Jobs, and now has identified the Hottest Jobs in IT. The job titles were selected based on internal data and trends seen through the Modis branch network across the United States....

2013-05-22 12:32:42

Many Americans Want Wearable Technology JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As Geek Pride Day approaches on May 25, an overwhelming majority of Americans will wear their "geek" badges with pride, according to the annual Geek Pride Day survey by Modis, a leading provider of information technology staffing. In fact, 87 percent of Americans--both self-described geeks and non-geeks-- say they do not "sneak their geek" (e.g., hide personal or seemingly embarrassing...

2013-03-13 08:29:43

CEOs, senior employees often exception to the rules JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the March Madness basketball tournament less than a week away, IT professionals around the country are preparing for the office network issues that often accompany it, according to a 2013 survey from Modis, a leading provider of information technology staffing. The survey shows that 34 percent of IT professionals will take some action to prepare for March Madness, including...

2013-01-22 08:37:50

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy continues to recover and organizations move forward on their hiring plans, 2013 looks encouraging for technology professionals open to new job opportunities. Modis, a leading provider of information technology staffing, has identified some of the top cities for IT jobs for this year. The cities selected were chosen based on job availability and trends seen through the Modis branch network across the United States....

2012-05-23 02:30:59

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Being a "geek" has never been cooler--or more respected--according to a survey by Modis, leading provider of information technology staffing. The omnibus survey, conducted in recognition of Geek Pride Day, which is celebrated May 25th, reveals that 54 percent of Americans rated geeks to be extremely intelligent, an increase from 45 percent in 2011. In addition, 71 percent of survey respondents identified geeks as the go-to people...

2012-03-05 09:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- March Madness may be an exciting time for college basketball fans around the country, but it is a stressful season for IT professionals whose job it is to maintain network security and functionality. In fact, in a recent survey of 500 IT professionals conducted by Braun Research on behalf of Modis, 42 percent of IT professionals say March Madness historically has impacted their network. Of those affected, 37 percent report their networks have...

2012-02-13 08:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy continues through its recovery and corporate earnings show signs of improvement, companies across North America are reinvesting in IT projects that had been put on hold during the recession. Modis, a leading provider of information technology staffing, has identified a list of the top 12 cities to find IT jobs today, with Houston taking the top spot on the list for the second year in a row. The rankings are based on...

2011-11-07 08:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid fears of a "double-dip" recession, rising unemployment, and continued economic turbulence, a new survey of IT professionals conducted by Modis, a leading provider of information technology staffing solutions, paints a brighter picture of the current career outlook for the field. According to the survey, a large majority (89 percent) of IT professionals are happy at their current job and two-thirds (64 percent) intend to stay where they...

Image 1 - NASA Takes A Look Back At A Decade Of Fires
2011-10-20 04:36:48

[ Watch the Video ] NASA's latest Earth-observing satellite, the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP), is scheduled to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Oct. 28 to extend key environmental data records established by an earlier generation of NASA satellites. To mark the launch, we are looking back at one of the scientific legacies NPP will build upon: the global fire data record. An instrument on NPP called the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) will extend this...