Technology Used to Detect and Treat Heart Disease
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.
Online Training Is Available for Acquisition Professionals
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.
Online and Be Overseas by Summer
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.
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.
Space Technology for the Heart
Online for Peace Corps
Atlas Covers It All
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