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Vol. 1, No. 17, February 15, 1999

Space Technology Used to Detect and Treat Heart Disease
Feb. 15, 1999--NASA's two-way communication technology, first used to communicate with satellites, allows doctors to fine-tune a pacemaker from outside the body to better regulate the heart rate in keeping with the patient's lifestyle. But that's not all. NASA's electrode technology, developed to monitor the heart rate of astronauts in space, has led to exercise equipment that continually monitors the user's heart rate and sets the machine's pace accordingly. Here's more. In tests, NASA is using its high-speed transmission lines to send medical data--technology that one day will help heart patients in remote areas. Read these innovations and lots more.

Free Online Training Is Available for Acquisition Professionals
The General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition University announced the first online, self-paced, self-directed contracting officer representative (COR) training. The Cor Mentor is free to both public and private sector acquisition professionals.

Apply Online and Be Overseas by Summer
Peace Corps has many openings for volunteer positions beginning in the summer of 1999, particularly for teachers or those with a liberal arts degree and tutoring experience.


The New National Atlas of the United States Covers It All
October 2, 1998--Put aside your book maps and even your CD-ROMs. More than a dozen federal agencies, led by the U.S. Geological Survey, have produced an electronic product that will make any mapmaker wannabe drool. You can produce your own maps, featuring not only the standard terrain, roads, lakes, and rivers, but also population, income, climate, historical evolution, whatever. And of course you can zoom in on any locality you want, even your own neighborhood. In other words, you can select, combine, symbolize, and display data sets that interest only you. You will need the latest version of your browser.

In This Issue

Space Technology for the Heart

Online Acquisitions Training

Apply Online for Peace Corps

National Atlas Covers It All

Back Issues

Vol. 1, No. 16, February 8, 1999

Vol. 1, No. 15, January 25, 1999

Vol. 1, No. 14, January 18, 1999

Vol. 1, No. 13, January 11, 1999

Vol. 1, No. 12, January 4, 1999

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