Every three days, more Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest than the number who died in the 9-11 attacks. You can lessen this recurring loss by learning Continuous Chest Compression CPR, a hands-only CPR method that doubles a person’s chance of surviving cardiac arrest. It’s easy and does not require mouth-to-mouth contact, making it more likely bystanders will try to help, and it was developed at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
“This video is worth sharing,” said Gordon A. Ewy, MD, director of the UA Sarver Heart Center and one of the research pioneers who developed this method.
Wow…think about that! More people die every 3 days than died in the 9-11 towers crashes!
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World’s Lightest Material Unveiled
A stiff breeze may be all it takes to shake free the white down of a dandelion, but there is now at least one material that can perch upon one without disturbing its fluff. Touted as the world’s lightest material, the substance is made out of tiny hollow metallic tubes arranged into a micro-lattice and is 100 times lighter than Styrofoam. Because of its lattice design, the material is actually 99.99 percent air, but it is also quite strong. The novel material could one day be used in items like batteries and shock absorbers. More …
Today, in 1969, Apollo 12 lands on the moon!
Apollo 12 Lands on the Moon (1969)
In 1969, four months after the Apollo 11 mission culminated with the first moonwalk, Apollo 12 returned to the Moon with astronauts Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon. The craft touched down on the Ocean of Storms near the Surveyor 3 probe, which had landed there in 1967, and Conrad and Bean walked to the probe to remove some of its instruments to take back to Earth for study. What were Conrad’s first words when he set foot on the lunar surface? More…
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180 passenger were told they had to leave the plane, or else fork over 23,400 euros (~$32,000) for fuel and various airport taxes. Those who did not have cash-on-hand were escorted to nearby ATMs; others had to borrow the money from fellow passengers.
“They said there was a deficit of nearly 20,000 pounds and they gave us receipts,” said passenger Ranbir Dehal of Wolverhampton. “They lined up the buses and said we would be removed from the plane if we didn’t pay up.”
The plane finally left Vienna after a six hour delay. As many a three other flights along the same route may have encountered similar “financial difficulties.”
Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, some 80 passengers aboard Hong Kong Airlines flight 752 from Singapore staged a sit-in after their plane arrived 9 hours late.
They refused to leave until the company agreed to increase their $50 compensation. 21 passengers remained onboard for over five hours, demanding to be reimbursed for a hotel room that went unused.
Eventually, following a tense standoff with police, the airline bumped the restitution up to $150.
Speaking with local media, a passenger said the protest wasn’t so much about the money as it was about the airline’s attitude.
But counterparts in the United States said the experiment still did not resolve doubts and the Europeans themselves acknowledged this was not the end of the story.
On September 23, the European team issued a massive challenge to fundamental physics by saying they had measured particles called neutrinos which travelled around six kilometres (3.75 miles) per second faster than the velocity of light, determined by Einstein to be the highest speed possible. It appeared to contradict Einstein’s theory of special relativity.
The neutrinos had been measured along a 732-kilometre (454-mile) trajectory between the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland and a laboratory in Italy.
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Brussels bureaucrats were ridiculed yesterday after banning drink manufacturers from claiming that water can prevent dehydration.
by Victoria Ward and Nick Collins from The Telegraph
EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.
Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into force in the UK next month.
Last night, critics claimed the EU was at odds with both science and common sense. Conservative MEP Roger Helmer said: “This is stupidity writ large.
“The euro is burning, the EU is falling apart and yet here they are: highly-paid, highly-pensioned officials worrying about the obvious qualities of water and trying to deny us the right to say what is patently true.
“If ever there were an episode which demonstrates the folly of the great European project then this is it.”
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