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

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.

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

The European Space Agency's SMOS satellite is showing its worth in observing the wetlands, offering a better understanding of Earth's carbon cycle.

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

An important milestone has been reached for ESA’s Sentinel-3 mission.

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

Good news for Europe’s Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program: the European Council has secured the program’s EU funding through 2020.

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

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.

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

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.

2013-01-09 12:30:05

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.

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

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.