Combination of ionosonde and riometer data for absorption measurements

first_imgA method is described for combining ionosonde and riometer data which overcomes limitations in both techniques for the measurement of normal absorption in the lower ionosphere. The usefulness of these techniques is thereby considerably increased.last_img

Prep Sports Roundup: 1/9

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys BasketballNon-RegionKANAB, Utah-Quadyn Tebbs led the way with 22 points and the Bryce Valley Mustangs gashed Kanab 62-52 in non-region boys basketball Saturday. Kason Janes had 24 points in defeat for the Cowboys.MT. PLEASANT, Utah-Moroni Seely Roberts netted 25 points as the Grand Red Devils overpowered North Sanpete 84-63 Saturday in non-region boys basketball action. Landon Bowles led the Hawks in defeat with 17 points and 5 rebounds.FILLMORE, Utah-Taylor Davies amassed 20 points and 5 rebounds as the Millard Eagles humbled APA West Valley 52-42 in non-region boys basketball action Saturday. Kasey Norris had 12 points in defeat for the APA West Valley Eagles.Girls BasketballNon-RegionSALINA, Utah-Aspen Okerlund netted 17 points and the South Sevier Rams clobbered North Sevier 68-29 Saturday in non-region girls basketball action. Allie Cowley had 10 points in the loss for the Wolves.WrestlingBattle at the Pound TournamentGUNNISON, Utah-The Millard Eagles won the Battle at the Pound Tournament Saturday with 285.5 points. Richfield came in second with 234 points, followed by Juab’s JV, American Leadership Academy and North Sanpete rounds out the top five. South Sevier finished sixth, Manti came in 7th, Panguitch placed 11th and Gunnison Valley finished 12th.Individual winners from central Utah schools include Cody Moat of Millard at 106 pounds, Dayson Torgerson of Richfield at 113 pounds, Sam Rasmussen of Millard at 120 pounds, Denim Torgerson of Richfield at 126 pounds, Kelan Layton of Manti at 145, KC Whitaker of Millard at 170, Talon Belnap of Gunnison Valley at 182 pounds, Danny Garcia of Millard at 195, Zech DeHerrera of Millard at 220 and R. Smith of North Sanpete at 285 pounds.Tournament of ChampionsVERNAL, Utah-Uintah won their home tournament with 254 points, followed by Pomona and Pleasant Grove. Juab came in fourth with 169 points and Emery rounded out the top five. Delta placed ninth in the tournament.There were just two individual winners from central Utah schools as Juab’s Will Harmon placed first at 170 pounds and Shan Jackson won the tournament at 285 pounds.Cedar High Iron Town DualsCEDAR CITY, Utah-Beaver won the Cedar High Iron Town Duals over the weekend by going 5-0 at the event with dominant wins over Milford, Crimson Cliffs, Pine View, Snow Canyon and Cedar.North Sevier went 1-4 at the tournament with a win over Cedar. Milford went 0-5 at the tournament. Written by January 9, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/9 Tags: Roundup Brad Jameslast_img read more

Lockheed to upgrade IRST21 sensors on US Navy F/A-18E/F jets

first_img View post tag: IRST21 October 20, 2017 View post tag: Lockheed Martin Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed Martin to upgrade IRST21 sensors on F/A-18E/F jets Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: F/A-18E/F View post tag: US Navy Boeing has recently awarded Lockheed Martin two contracts to upgrade its IRST21 sensor system for use on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18E/F fleet.The Block II contracts provide up to $100 million for developing advanced software, performing hardware upgrades and delivering prototypes. These efforts will further enhance IRST21’s proven detection, tracking and ranging capabilities in radar-denied environments.“The U.S. Navy’s strategic block upgrade program enables us to continue advancing our technology and rapidly deliver it to the warfighter,” said Paul Lemmo, vice president of Fire Control/Special Operations Forces Contractor Logistics Support Services at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “We are excited to implement the Block II upgrades and enhance IRST21’s performance.”The IRST21 sensor system uses infrared search and track technology to detect and track airborne threats. Compared to radar, IRST21 significantly enhances the resolution of multiple targets, enabling pilots to accurately identify threat formations at longer ranges. This “see first, strike first” capability empowers pilots with greater reaction time, improving survivability.IRST21 is the next generation of Lockheed Martin’s legacy IRST sensor system, which accumulated more than 300,000 flight hours on the U.S. Navy’s F-14 and on international F-15 platforms. Currently, IRST21 flies mounted in the F/A-18E/F’s centerline fuel tank. Lockheed Martin to upgrade IRST21 sensors on F/A-18E/F jetslast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Taylor Swift Rescues Theater Company & More

first_imgHere’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Taylor’s Swift RescueWe didn’t think it was possible to love Taylor Swift more than we already do, and then she goes and saves a theater company at the 11th-hour! The Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney, Australia, was putting on a production of Seventeen this week, which features a company of senior actors playing 17-year-olds on their last day of school. One of the show’s big numbers was set to Swift’s “Shake It Off,” but at the last minute they were denied permission to use the tune by a music publisher. Cue a social media campaign, and thanks to the help of Matilda scribe Tim Minchin, among others, Swift responded! “Permission granted, @BelvoirSt,” she tweeted. “Good luck with your opening night.” Which reminds us, Ms. Swift, when are you going to make our dreams come true and star on Broadway?NPH & David Burtka Cook Up a Storm With Ina GartenTony winner Neil Patrick Harris and his recent Broadway headliner hubby David Burtka have joined forces with Ina Garten for an episode of her Food Network show Barefoot Contessa. In the teaser trailer below, Burtka, as the professional chef in the family, is in charge of ribeye steaks, while Harris is on bar duty, mixing a “Rye-groni,” his twist on the classic Campari-based Negroni, made with rye whiskey instead of gin. Their show will air on August 8. Watch Matthew Broderick & Alice Eve’s Dirty WeekendSylvia’s Matthew Broderick and Star Trek into Darkness’ Alice Eve have spent a previously reported Dirty Weekend together and now there’s a trailer for the Neil LaBute penned and helmed film! Check out the below sneak peek of the movie, which follows two work colleagues who discover more about each other than they ever thought possible during a layover in Albuquerque. View Commentslast_img read more

‘Brain Glue’

first_imgAthens, Ga. – Researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed Brain Glue, a substance that could one day serve as a treatment for traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. The Brain Glue is a hydrogel matrix with a gelatin-like consistency that acts as a scaffolding for transplanted stem cells, which are capable of repairing damaged tissue. With the unique ability to take the shape of the void left in the brain after a severe trauma, the Brain Glue will enable a more natural healing environment for stem cells to colonize and regenerate.Lohitash Karumbaiah, assistant professor in UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, led the team that designed and created Brain Glue. The main difference between Brain Glue and other synthetic hydrogels, according to the team, is the variety of possibilities to trap neural stem cells, improve integration and reduce the likelihood of rejection. “It’s very common with these invasive injuries that surgeons will actually remove the part of the dead brain leaving behind a cavity or hole,” said Karumbaiah. “The question is, then, can you replace that with something like our Brain Glue, loaded up with compounds native to the brain together with a mix of protective agents that can be incorporated for the best therapeutic outcome. “The cool thing about this chemistry is that you can take our Brain Glue liquid formulation and then very briefly expose it to long-wave UV light and form a hydrogel in any shape you like,” he said. Every day, 153 people in the U.S. die from injuries that include TBI, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who survive a TBI may live with impaired thinking, memory, movement or sensation. TBIs can also lead to personality and emotional changes. The new approach is described in the journal ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering and a recently awarded abstract from the International Brain Injury Association.  For more than two years now, Karumbaiah has been awarded seed-funding for his collaborative TBI work with Maysam Ghovanloo, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The TBI research was initially funded by the Center for Regenerative Engineering & Medicine, known as REM, a collaborative initiative launched in 2011 between the University of Georgia, Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology. The REM collaboration is an extension of Karumbaiah’s work to further study neuroplasticity: the brain’s ability to self-renew, adapt and compensate for injury and disease.  His future studies will focus on how neural networks form and change in response to traumatic insults, and he will investigate the therapeutic use of electrical stimulation to help return loss of function in any given region of the brain. “Multiple methods are needed in these kinds of studies,” said Karumbaiah.  “The Brain Glue is where we make the scaffold, and the neuro-network function is really this other arm—learning how neurons fire and wire together and what this really means in terms of function.” Steven Stice, director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, is working with Karumbaiah on a licensed technology for commercialization of the new Brain Glue, which was recently named best abstract at a meeting of the International Brain Injury Association.Karumbaiah’s work recently attracted a four-year, $1.5 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health. “Lohitash sets an example for other junior faculty to emulate,” said Stice, GRA Eminent Scholar and D.W. Brooks Professor in CAES.  “To be recognized internationally at such an early stage takes great skill and dedication.” A full version of ACS Biomaterials Science article is available online at pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00805. The Regenerative Bioscience Center at the University of Georgia links researchers and resources collaborating in a wide range of disciplines to develop new cures for devastating diseases that affect animals and people. With its potential restorative powers, regenerative medicine could offer new ways of treating diseases for which there are currently no treatments—including heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and stroke. For more information, see www.rbc.uga.edu.last_img read more

IBM lays off 180 Vermont employees

first_imgThe IBM plant in Essex Junction, which was once the states largest private employer, is laying off 180 employees. 110 of the positions are being eliminated, along with 70 long-term supplemental positions. The state is activating their rapid response system to help the layed-off employees find new jobs. In a released statement Governor Douglas said, To those at IBM who have lost jobs, and other Vermonters who have experienced the same challenge, we will continue to help you with all the tools we have available. Layoffs punctuate the importance of doing all we can in Montpelier to make Vermont a welcoming and supportive place to do business. My administration respects the role that every employer plays in ensuring the economic security and prosperity of our families. IBM currently employs 5,500 in Vermont.last_img read more

7 reasons strategy doesn’t get executed

first_imgOver the past 30 years I’ve asked business leaders across an array of industries how well their current strategy is working, and heard a wide range of answers.Some changed the subject (aka, dodged the question, while essentially answering it with their lack of response). Others provided examples of how they are moving in the direction of achieving their long-term strategic goals. A few suggested (often a bit defensively) that a long-term strategy is irrelevant because things change too quickly and there is too much uncertainty. Many (including a few credit union CEOs) admitted that they’ve never even defined a long-term strategy because they’ve been too busy running the business.When I ask the same leaders how effectively they are executing their strategic plans, the answer is almost always “not as effectively as we would like.”Here are the seven reasons given by these CEOs for why this strategy-execution gap occurs. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

House passes tax bill & CU tax exemption intact

first_imgThe House on Thursday passed its tax overhaul bill with the credit union tax exemption intact.The House passed its bill, 227 to 205, with no Democrats voting for it and 13 Republicans voting for it.Meanwhile, the Senate Finance Committee has been working on its version of the tax package and so far, no amendment that would affect the credit union tax exemption has surfaced.Credit union lobbyists said they have been watching both bills to ensure that there is no threat to the tax exemption, despite intense lobbying by banks that say the exemption should be eliminated. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

Long to NCUA: Budget increases not necessary to adapt, innovate

first_imgThis is placeholder text continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr During yesterday’s NCUA Board 2021-2022 budget briefing, NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long thanked the board for its budget transparency and stakeholder engagement, and encouraged the agency to “continue to find ways of adapting to the changing environment and transitioning to new supervision and examination methods that do not result in significant year-over-year budget increases.”Long noted that while the agency’s 2021 budget is a 0.1 percent decrease from its 2020 approved budget – due to travel-related savings amid the coronavirus pandemic – the 2022 estimated operating budget would be an 8.3 percent increase from the 2021 budget should it be approved as proposed.Among Long’s recommendations to achieve budget reductions is continuing to pursue exam modernization efforts and find cost-saving opportunities in the transition to primarily virtual exams. With the travel-related savings in 2020, Long argued that those funds should not be automatically allocated for travel costs next year.center_img This post is currently collecting data…last_img read more

PLN bolsters power supply to touristy southern Bali

first_imgConnecting the third substation reduced chances of an outage should the others undergo maintenance or shutdowns, said PLN spokesman Agung Murdifi in a statement that day.Read also: Travel restriction haunts near-collapse travel agencies in Bali“Nusa Dua and Pecatu are prime destinations. Ngurah Rai airport is the gateway. Thus, we have to ensure the electricity supply,” he said.PLN plans to install 4,460 circuit kilometers of new power lines this year, according to Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry data. The company is particularly focused on building electricity transmission infrastructure to high economic activity regions, including tourist hotspots, industrial areas and seaports.Topics : State-owned electricity company PLN has connected a third power supply to southern Bali, promising fewer outages in the Nusa Dua seaside resort area and adjacent Pecatu district.PLN said the latest power supply came from an electricity substation near Ngurah Rai International Airport in Badung, Bali.The company connected the airport substation to southern Bali’s power grid on Saturday using a 2.85 circuit kilometer high-voltage underground power line (SKTT). The power line can carry up to 250 megawatts (MW) of electricity.last_img read more