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2013-05-24 23:04:55

Wisconsin´s largest newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has launched a brand new jobs platform through Madgex called JSJobs. The new site has been entirely redesigned and benefits from a range of dynamic tools and features to help jobseekers find the latest jobs and employers access the best talent. West Palm Beach, Florida (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 Wisconsin´s largest newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, has launched a brand new jobs platform through Madgex called JSJobs....

Alarm Fatigue In Hospitals: Sentinel Event Alert
2013-04-10 06:10:26

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission suggests that nurses, physicians and other health care providers can become desensitized to the sound of alarms alerting them to potentially dangerous conditions involving their patients. The report uses the term “alarm fatigue” to describe the phenomenon potentially responsible for over 500 deaths over a five year period. The Joint Commission...

SMOS Helping To Sift Through Wetlands
2013-03-22 21:07:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's SMOS satellite is showing its worth in observing the wetlands, offering a better understanding of Earth's carbon cycle. SMOS is a multifaceted satellite capable of mapping soil moisture and ocean salinity, and its novel microwave sensor is able to capture images of brightness temperature to obtain this information. The satellite has been used to map freezing soil, monitor thin Arctic sea ice,...

Bringing ESA’s Sentinel-3 Mission Together
2013-03-06 11:27:53

ESA An important milestone has been reached for ESA´s Sentinel-3 mission. The satellite platform has been delivered to the Prime Contractor in France where the instruments will be installed and tested along with the numerous components that make up this sophisticated new mission to monitor Earth. Once complete, Sentinel-3 will host an array of state-of-the-art instruments that mainly focus on measuring different aspects of ocean waters, such as the temperature and color of the...

GMES Copernicus Program Funding Secured Through 2020
2013-02-19 11:31:55

ESA Good news for Europe´s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program: the European Council has secured the program´s EU funding through 2020. The multiannual financial framework — MFF — is a seven-year plan for the EU´s budget. On 8 February, European heads of State and government agreed to include GMES in the 2014—20 MFF. Within the new framework, 3786 million was allocated for GMES. This amount covers GMES Services, In-Situ Component (a...

Comparable Land Imagery Fostered By ESA–NASA Collaboration
2013-02-13 11:52:32

ESA ESA and NASA have joined forces to ensure that Sentinel-2 and the newly launched Landsat Data Continuity Mission offer compatible data products, thereby bringing greater benefits to users of images of Earth´s land and coastal zones. ESA is currently developing the two-satellite Sentinel-2 mission for Europe´s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security initiative. With the first satellite slated for launch in 2014, this innovative mission is dedicated to supplying...

Global Vegetation Being Mapped By Miniature Satellite
2013-02-11 12:34:37

ESA [ Watch The Video ] The French Spot satellites have been charting the world´s vegetation since 1998. This important task soon falls to ESA´s Proba-V, which, despite being only a little larger than a washing machine, will provide sharp views of Earth´s plant life every two days. Keeping a close check on the health of vegetation is not only essential for monitoring environmental change, but also for numerous practical applications — importantly, those related...

2013-01-09 12:30:05

BMJ Editor says all trials must be registered and the results published A special report published by the BMJ today finds that thousands of melanoma patients around the world are undergoing an expensive and invasive procedure called sentinel node biopsy, despite a lack of clear evidence and concerns that it may do more harm than good. Although not recommended for routine use in England, it has become the standard care for melanoma patients in several countries including the United...

Climate Is The Hot Topic In Doha
2012-12-07 18:50:23

ESA ESA joined international delegates in Doha, Qatar, to discuss how satellite observations show our planet´s most sensitive areas reacting to climate change — and how this information is useful to the people living there. After almost two weeks of talks and negotiations, the UN Climate Change Conference has entered its final phase, when countries are represented mainly by their Ministers of Environment. During the first week of the ℠COP 18´ Conference of the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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