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NASA’s AcrimSat spacecraft has quit responding after 14 years of service

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – After 14 years of monitoring Earth’s main energy source, radiation from the sun, NASA’s Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor satellite has lost contact with its ground operations team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, and its mission has been declared completed.

AcrimSat’s ACRIM 3 instrument was the third in a series of satellite experiments that have contributed to a critical data set for understanding Earth’s climate: the 36-year, continuous satellite record of variations in total solar radiation reaching Earth, or total solar irradiance.

Artist's rendering of the AcrimSat spacecraft. (NASA)

Artist’s rendering of the AcrimSat spacecraft. (NASA)

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Nashville Sounds lose late to Round Rock Express at Greer Stadium, 6-4

 

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Nashville’s Jason Rogers Goes 3-for-4 With Home Run and Three RBIs

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The first-place Nashville Sounds (51-47) failed to complete a three-game series sweep over the Round Rock Express Sunday night, losing the finale 6-4 at Greer Stadium.

Infielder Jason Rogers powered the Sounds’ offense, going 3-for-4 and delivering the game-tying three-run home run in the 5th inning, but the Sounds would not score again.

Nashville Sounds Baseball

Nashville Sounds Baseball

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APSU Governor’s Alex Robles named to Baseball America Freshman All-America squad

 

Written by Cody Bush
Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Governors - APSUDurham, NC – Austin Peay State University baseball standout freshman Alex Robles earned his third Freshman All-America honor, Monday, as he was named to the 2014 Baseball America Freshman All-America First Team.

The honor joins Robles’ First-Team Freshman All-America selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Freshman Alex Robles was named to the 2014 Baseball America Freshman All-America Team, Monday. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Freshman Alex Robles was named to the 2014 Baseball America Freshman All-America Team, Monday. (Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

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American Heart Association says lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging tests is low for most children; more complex tests may raise risk

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Radiation from standard X-rays is relatively low and doesn’t significantly raise lifetime cancer risks for most young children, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.

Researchers followed 337 children under age 6 who had surgery for heart disease at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. Their operations required almost 14,000 imaging procedures, including X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and cardiac catheterization procedures using video X-rays called fluoroscopies. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Heart Association says Anxiety, Depression in Heart Disease Patients linked to increased risk of Dying

 

The findings suggest more frequent monitoring is needed for heart patients with anxiety and depression.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Heart disease patients who have anxiety have twice the risk of dying from any cause compared to those without anxiety, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Patients with both anxiety and depression have triple the risk of dying, researchers said.

“Many studies have linked depression to an increased risk of death in heart disease patients,” said Lana Watkins, Ph.D., lead author of the study and an associate professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.  “However, anxiety hasn’t received as much attention.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Implus Footcare Recalls Perfect Fitness Resistance Bands Due To Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at WalMart

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Implus Foorcare has recalled the bands because they can detach from the mesh cloth loops posing an injury hazard to the user and those in the vicinity.

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American Heart Association says Regional care systems to treat severe heart attacks improve survival rates

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – North Carolina’s coordinated, regional systems for rapid care improved survival rates of patients suffering from the most severe heart attack , according to research in the American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation.

Fewer ST -segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)  patients died when paramedics diagnosed them en route to hospitals and hospitals followed well-defined guidelines to quickly treat or transfer patients to facilities that performed artery-opening procedures , if needed. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU announces Reevers as new University attorney

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – The former middle Tennessee commissioner on the Tennessee Claims Commission has been tapped as the next attorney for Austin Peay State University.

Stephanie R. Reevers, of Nashville, will begin her new duties October 1st. She succeeds Richard Jackson, who retired in May 2011.

Reevers received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt School of Law in Nashville and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and French from Duke University in Durham, NC. «Read the rest of this article»

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April Chamber of Commerce Events

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming events during the month of April.

On Tuesday, April 5th,  the Chamber will be hosting a Women In Business event at 11:30am at the Riverview Inn, 50 College Street. Dale Thomas will serve as the Keynote Speaker. Born and raised in rural Mississippi, Dale Thomas pulls from her life history and the choices she made to teach “real life” lessons to each audience. Dale has been teaching for over 17 years and owns and operates a series of Boot Camps. They are workshops that educate and empower others to take their lives to the next level. The Boot Camps are topic specific and have gained national recognition including a documentary series on The Travel Channel entitled, “Cool Summer Camps”. She has been a special guest expert on The Dr. Phil Show, The Big Idea on CNBC, CMT, Vh1 and MTV. Dale is also the author of several books and empowerment CD’s. «Read the rest of this article»

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