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Thursday, April 15, 2004

From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
15 April 2004
A satellite-based Health Monitoring Kit developed by the Canadian company March Networks and co-funded by ESA, is being used to aid a group of climbers in their attempt to climb the world's tallest mountain.

The climb to the almost 9000 metre summit has claimed the lives of about one hundred people. The March Networks technology will transmit blood oxygen levels (SpO2), heart rates, blood pressure and body temperatures of the climbers. The recorded data will be stored on Bluetooth-enabled PDA's and ultimately transmitted via satellite to a Canadian-hosted website.

The light-weight, portable March Networks Health Monitoring Kit is fully equipped with the necessary medical devices, and can operate independently of its companion Video Services Gateway and videoconferencing cameras, which are typically used in home-based telehealth applications for remote nursing visits.

Public Release: 15-Apr-2004
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Brain areas identified that 'decode' emotions of others
Queen's psychologists have discovered that our ability to assess how other people are feeling relies on two specific areas of the brain. The findings, published in the April issue of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, are expected to have implications for the treatment of developmental disorders such as autism.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Public Release: 15-Apr-2004
SuperWASP begins the search for thousands of new planets
A consortium of astronomers is tomorrow (April 16th) celebrating the commissioning of the SuperWASP facility at the astronomical observatory on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, designed to detect thousands of planets outside of our own solar system.
Particle Physics & Astronomy Research Council
From Google News http://news.google.com
Is this the oldest known piece of jewelry?
Newsday - 1 hour ago
Humans living in coastal South Africa about 75,000 years ago may have fashioned snail shells into the world's oldest jewelry, according to a new study. Critics, however, say the dramatic claim lacks the evidence to fully back it.
Cave yields 'earliest jewellery' BBC News
Oldest Jewelry? "Beads" Discovered in African Cave National Geographic
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