Observed beaming of terrestrial myriametric radiation

first_imgObservations by the Dynamics Explorer 1 satellite provide validation of the theory that terrestrial myriametric radiation is produced by the linear conversion of electrostatic upper hybrid waves to electromagnetic radiation via a radio window. This theory predicts that the myriametric radiation is beamed relative to the magnetic field lines.last_img

Ice-nucleating bacteria from the guts of two sub-Antarctic beetles,Hydromedion sparsutum and Perimylops antarcticus(Perimylopidae)

first_imgThe site of ice nucleation in the freeze-tolerant, sub-Antarctic beetleHydromedion sparsutumhas been investigated. Ice+bacteria, active at above −2.0°C, were isolated from the guts of beetles and identified as a fluorescentPseudomonasspecies. Other possible sites of nucleation, including the hemolymph, were examined but had a lower activity. Ice+bacteria were isolated from mixed populations, isolated from the guts of adult beetles, and grown on nutrient agar plates and in nutrient broth. Nucleation activity of the broth culture peaked after only 2 days although the number of live cells continued to increase until day 6. These cultures were used to determine the maximum nucleation activity of a bacterial suspension in sterile distilled water (−3.4°C) and the dilution factor required to cause a 50% reduction in activity (104). The original bacterial suspension had an absorbance of 0.5 measured at 660 nm and contained 6 × 1011bacteria per milliliter. From this it is estimated that only 1 in 106bacteria possessed the highest levels of ice-nucleating activity. Other insect species, including Perimylops antarcticus,which are found in habitats similar to that ofH. sparsutum,were examined for the presence of ice+bacteria. All contained ice-nucleating bacteria in their guts but with a lower level of activity than in H. sparsutum.last_img read more

USS Abraham Lincoln Hosts Health Fair

first_img View post tag: hosts View post tag: Navy View post tag: Fair Training & Education The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) hosted a health promotion fair for Lincoln Sailors aboard the ship’s floating accommodation facility (FAF), Nov. 16.Lincoln’s Medical department held the fair to educate and promote women’s and men’s health, tobacco cessation, back health, supplement awareness, stress and anger management, and to explain Sailors’ Tricare health coverage benefits.Lt. Thomas Slocum, the ship’s physical therapist and health promotion coordinator, said the fair provided Sailors with a good opportunity to learn about the ship’s various health care programs. “Pulling into the yards can be more hard and stressful for the entire crew than being out to sea,” Slocum said. “We are trying to push out all the promotable material so that everybody knows what resources they have to stay happy and healthy.”The Medical department representatives spent a few hours in a training classroom aboard the FAF displaying their products, sharing information and answering questions. “We’re here to support Lincoln Sailors who just don’t know what resources they have available,” said Slocum.Though there were many good reasons to host the fair, Slocum said the biggest benefit was the opportunity to promote men’s and women’s health.Abraham Lincoln arrived in Norfolk, Aug. 7, following an eight-month change of homeport deployment that brought her to Virginia from Naval Station Everett, Wash., her home since January 1997. Over the next four years, Lincoln will undergo a refueling complex overhaul in Newport News, Va.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, November 19, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Abraham November 19, 2012 View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Abraham Lincoln Hosts Health Fair View post tag: USS Share this article USS Abraham Lincoln Hosts Health Fair View post tag: Naval View post tag: Lincoln View post tag: Healthlast_img read more

Tods Defence to provide sonar domes to Norwegian Navy

first_img View post tag: Tods Defence View post tag: Norwegian Navy Photo: Photo: Forsvaret Tods Defence, a Unitech Aerospace company, is to provide the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) with upgraded sonar domes for the Nansen-class frigate in service with the Royal Norwegian Navy.“Tods Defence is proud to continue their long association with the Nansen-class frigate. We had the honour of designing and building the original five sonar domes with the first of class being delivered in 2004,” Peter Eckersall, Vice President and Managing Director for Tods Defence, said.The five Nansen-class anti-submarine warfare frigates were built by Navantia for the Norwegian Navy. The first unit entered service in 2006.The five ships, all named after famous Norwegian explorers, include the HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F 310), Roald Amundsen (F 311), Otto Sverdrup (F 312), Helge Ingstad (F 313) and Thor Heyerdahl (F 314).Tods has already supported programs including the DDG1000 (USA), P28 (India) and Type 26 (BAE Systems).Tods Defence is creating a Lean Sonar Dome manufacturing facility at its site in Portland, UK. Work is currently underway and the facility will be operational in early 2019. Share this articlelast_img read more

Research Associate – Child Development/Family Studies/Human Development

first_imgThe research associate will participate in the design,implementation, and evaluation of research studies; monitorexpenditure of research funds with PI; develop, update and revisestandard operating procedures; perform training duties; attend andparticipate in meetings, conferences and training groups; andassist in supervising student research. The position will alsoassist in the development of proposals to funding agencies; developand supervise the development of methods, techniques, andinstrumentation needed to carry out research projects and results;analyze and evaluate research results; write progress reports andfinal reports on completion of research projects; and author andco-author manuscripts for publication and/or presentation atprofessional meetings and other duties as assigned.last_img read more

Million Meal Movement Helps State Police Feed Those in Need

first_imgAfter today Indiana State Troopers will be better equipped to provide assistance when dealing with people in need. Million Meal Movement provided more than 300 meal packets to the state police that contain enough nutrients to feed a family of four. The packets will be made available to troopers throughout the state to carry in their patrol car.In 2007, Dan and Nancy Hintz began Million Meal Movement with a two-fold vision: feeding the hungry and teaching the importance of volunteerism. As Million Meal Movement has grown, we have carried out this vision by empowering volunteers of all ages as we make a tangible impact together.“We founded the organization because we wanted to be able to offer a volunteer experience to children that their parents would enjoy just as much.” — Nancy HintzTo date this movement has packaged more than 28,800,406 meals. To find more information about this organization you can visit their website at www.millionmealmovement.orgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Mouthing off

first_img“In my profession, my taste buds and sensory skills are crucial. My 18 years of experience enable me to distinguish between thousands of flavours. My taste buds also allow me to distinguish any defects”- Gennaro Pelliccia, taster for Costa Coffee, who has insured his taste buds for £10m (incidentally the equivalent value of half a David Beckham leg)”We’re not going to alleviate her guilt. This is something in her life. So the question for us was, how do we not trip her guilt?”- noticed all those ’baked’ crisps emerging onto the market? Jill Nykoliation, president of the advertising agency Juniper Park in charge of US crisps giant Frito-Lay’s marketing, reveals why “baked” crisps were launched to target crisp-dodging women”As soon as you open a bag up, the distinctive aroma of the Cornish pasty hits you”- the bakery-crisps crossover continues with Sharen Parker, whose Lusty Pirate pasty-flavoured potato snacks are now selling in Tesco stores in Cornwalllast_img read more

Preet Bharara and Mindy Kaling named Harvard Law School 2014 Class Day speakers

first_img Read Full Story Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Mindy Kaling, actress, comedian, and writer, were selected as this year’s speakers for the Class Day ceremonies at Harvard Law School. Class Day will take place on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.Bharara, who has served as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York since 2009, is known for leading his office’s prosecutions against insider trading, international terrorism, and public corruption. His office has successfully extradited and prosecuted arms trafficker Viktor Bout, and obtained life sentences for Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square bomber, and for one of the Al Qaeda plotters of the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in East Africa.Kaling, who is best known for her award-winning work in the television series “The Office,” is the creator, producer, and star of “The Mindy Project,” which is currently in its second season on Fox Network. She is also the author of a best-selling memoir, “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).”A native of Cambridge, Mass., Kaling graduated from Dartmouth College in 2001. During college, she created the comic strip “Badly Drawn Girl,” which was published in the Dartmouth newspaper. She was part of the improvisational comedy troupe “The Dog Day Players” and an a cappella group, “The Rockapellas.” She co-wrote and starred in the play “Matt+Ben,” which went on to make Time Magazine’s “Top Ten Theatrical Events of the Year” in 2003.last_img read more

Tozzer receives LEED Gold certification

first_img Read Full Story The recent renovation of the home to the one of the largest and most comprehensive anthropology collections in the world — the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Tozzer Anthropology Building — has achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.The 26,000 square foot renovation sought to unite the Department of Anthropology and reimagine the library’s use, transitioning the space away from purely collection storage to a state-of-the-art, collaborative research and study space. An additional 10,000 square foot fourth floor was added to the project to create new office space, student rooms, and a classroom for the department.“Tozzer’s innovative and sustainable redesign has revitalized the building by creating open and inviting spaces that encourage our students, faculty, and staff to work side-by-side,” said Lynne Schmelz, librarian for the sciences and librarian of the Cabot Science Library. “We are excited for the next phase in Tozzer’s history, and look forward to preserving and showcasing the collections and providing services in this beautiful, new sustainable space.”Occupant health and indoor environmental quality was a main focus of Tozzer’s renovation. Low chemical emitting building materials and finishes were chosen. The team also prioritized access to natural light and outdoor views, exemplified by the Library’s new central skylight.To maximize energy efficiency an active chilled beam system uses water to both heat and cool the building. Lighting controls, occupancy sensors, and daylight dimming sensors were also installed. Overall, the renovated building is expected to use 53 percent less energy than the baseline energy model.last_img read more

Myanmar junta blocks internet access as coup protests expand

first_imgYANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s new military authorities appear to have cut most access to the internet as they face a rising tide of protest over their coup that toppled Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government. A London-based service that tracks internet disruptions says a near-total internet shutdown is now in effect in Myanmar. The blackout is a stark reminder of the progress Myanmar is in danger of losing after Monday’s coup plunged the nation back under direct military rule after a nearly decade-long move toward greater openness and democracy. In one of the largest protests so far, about 1,000 people marched down a main street in Yangon, the country’s biggest city, and were met by more than 100 riot police. There was no violence reported.last_img