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Chris Hadfield Sings Space Oddity From The International Space Station

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Chris Hadfield Sings Space Oddity From The International Space Station

As Canadian astronaut, and commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield released this video singing David Bowie’s iconic “Space Oddity” prior to his departure from the station today.

I’ll admit, I’ve never really been a big David Bowie fan. His music was a little too “out there” for me.

Chris Hadfield Singing Space Oddity Gives It New Appeal

Had this been the video for the Bowie song back in the 80′s when I was watching Video Hits, I may have been a bigger fan.

It’s pretty cool seeing a real astronaut, singing a song about space while he’s actually floating around in a space station looking down on our little blue planet don’t you think?

Chris Is An International (Internet) Star

As the first Canadian to lead the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield has become quite an internet star since arriving in December.

He currently has over 800,000 Twitter followers, and he has a number of videos on YouTube with millions of views all told.

I read recently in our local paper how he even interacted with the local students on a school project.

Technology has certainly come a long way.

I can remember our teacher wheeling in the big cart with a TV on it so we could watch a space shuttle launch, but that doesn’t quite compare to talking in real time to Chris Hadfield while he’s floating in orbit in the International Space Station.

My son recently told me he’d like to go on a rocket into space, and with the progress being made in the last few years maybe we’ll be able to make that dream a reality for him.

I’d love to experience weightlessness, and it would be very cool to take a tour of the ISS guided by Chris Hadfield or one of the other astronauts.

It’s pretty obvious to me that Chris is a guy that’s following his passions and dreams and living life on his terms.

It’s people like him that inspire me to do the same.

Airshow Safety: Will the Reno Tragedy Change the Future?

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Airshow Safety: Will the Reno Tragedy Change the Future?

    Air Races Tragedy

    On September 16, 2011 a race modified P-51, flying in the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada lost control and crashed near the spectator grandstands. At least 10 people including the pilot were killed and over 70 were injured.

The 3 Main Types of Rocks

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The 3 Main Types of Rocks

There are many specific kinds of rocks, but they all fall into three main categories. Their category is based on their system of formation. The three types of rocks include igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. Early in the Earth’s history, every rock was igneous, having been made from the cooling of materials on the surface. They originated from the core of the earth hence they inform us about the details of the Earth’s interior properties.

Reagent Rental Program – An Ideal Option for Lab Professionals to Improve Their Workflow

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High quality diagnostics is what a medical laboratory needs to stay competitive and also help healthcare providers improve the quality of care. Advanced medical equipment is mandatory for timely and accurate diagnostic testing. Clinical laboratories with budget constraints are faced with the need to upgrade even in the face of increasing lab equipment costs. A reagent rental program can resolve the issue. This rental plan is widely accepted as an ideal option for lab professionals to improve their workflow.

Information on Buying Medical Laboratory Equipment Online

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Information on Buying Medical Laboratory Equipment Online

The ultimate outcome of laboratory procedures depends on the quality of the medical laboratory equipment you have. High performance instruments from leading industry brands can assure accurate and timely results. There are numerous types of innovative devices available with advanced features. Buying medical laboratory equipment online ensures greater flexibility and lower costs.

Hematology Analyzers for Clinical Laboratories

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Hematology Analyzers for Clinical Laboratories

Hematology analyzers are indispensable for many laboratory procedures and applications and assist in the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. The instrument helps in the analysis of blood cells and count, platelet enumeration, and much more. Leading lab equipment suppliers offer various models for clinical laboratories as well as professional guidance to help them choose the right one for their needs.

Advanced Features

A quality hematology analyzer comes with many advanced features:

    Capability to store months of patient data in diverse formsReduced operational errorsResults within seconds/improved turnaround timeReal-time QC informationSimple operationAutomated quality assurance functionsTime saving capabilitiesQuick and accurate resultsAutomatic cleaning modesUser-friendly software interfaceThroughput capacity of at least 50 samples per hourMinimal maintenanceImproved detection capabilitiesAdvanced data management systems

Point-of-care testing (POCT) and near patient testing (NPT) using portable benchtop hematology analyzers has become necessary in many medical fields.

Life Sciences Faces an Uncertain Political Future: How Does the Life Science Community Prove Its Worth?

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Life Sciences Faces an Uncertain Political Future: How Does the Life Science Community Prove Its Worth?

    The divided Congress and looming transition will make it difficult to move science legislation in 2016, and we must anticipate the next presidents willingness to support important scientific endeavors during the next several years.

The Cleanroom Difference

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The Cleanroom Difference

Cleanrooms are used for many different processes ranging from the production of medications to creating microchips. Although the cleanrooms look similar to normal rooms with features like walls and doors, they are actually quite different. One of the main differences that set cleanrooms apart from other rooms has to do with airflow.

In a standard office, HVAC units typically produce two to ten changes of air per hour.

Gemstone Characteristics

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It is not difficult to imagine that in seeking these everyday necessities, he soon discovered vivid colored pebbles or crystals whose beauty at once distinguished them from the ordinary stone. How pleased and excited he must have been as he hurried back to show his discovery to others.

Perhaps his fellow tribesmen promptly set off in an ancient day gold rush, their eagerness to get some of these pebbles for themselves. In any case it’s easy to imagine that the most appropriate place to show off his treasures was upon the lucky finder.

The History Of Protective Medical Clothing

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It is hard to believe that less than a generation ago we did not posses the technology to fight germs like we do today. Within the last 100 years we’ve seen incredible advances in protective clothing that is used in hospitals and clean rooms.

In 1910 polio was running rampant in the United States, and it wasn’t until the 1950’s that a cure for polio was found. It was during this time it was concluded that polio was transmitted via the nose and mouth, and many physicians and nurses started wearing plastic face masks.