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Crowdsourcing Contest To Find Automated External Defibrillators
2012-11-05 05:33:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A contest that challenged citizen scientists to roam the streets of Philadelphia in search of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) resulted in 1,400 of the potentially life-saving devices being located and cataloged throughout the fifth-largest city in the US, according to a November 4 press release. The MyHeartMap Challenge, which was conducted over an eight week period during the winter of 2012, had participants use a...

2012-10-31 11:34:06

Conditions reporting system helps foster culture of safety Documenting adverse events improves perceptions of safety and may decrease incidents in multi-site clinical practices, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The results of the year-long study, which focused on the Radiation Oncology department's workflow, show a strong correlation between the implementation of a Conditions Reporting System and increasingly...

Lessons From Ancient Egypt On Climate and Drought
2012-08-16 16:13:14

Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as the pyramid-building time. "Humans have a long history of having to deal with climate change," said Christopher Bernhardt, a researcher with the U.S. Geological Survey. "Along with other...

2012-08-15 23:03:32

Apply by Sept 1 and save $500--topics include finance, global markets and innovation Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 14, 2012 What: The Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists announces it is accepting applications for its renowned program´s flagship program taking place October 21-24 on the University of Pennsylvania´s Philadelphia campus. Now in its 44th year, the program offers participants an opportunity to expand their business knowledge and increase their exposure to...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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