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Thrashers Beat Hurricanes 5-2

Marty Reasoner celebrating with teammates after a goal
Marty Reasoner helped the Atlanta Thrashers lay down a 5-2 beating at the expense of the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday. Rod Brind’Amour and Ray Whitney scored goals to help out the Carolina effort, but it was still no match for the red hot Thrashers; a team that has now won four consecutive games.

“Our team, we feel if we keep playing hard and don’t get too crazy taking chances, we know we will get our own chances,” Marty Reasoner said after the game. “We’ve been able to come back from some deficits the last few games and we are believing in ourselves.”

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NOAA Invests in UAS

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science, Transportation,

Hurricane HunterWhile the military has been utilizing robotic planes for a while now, academic types have now decided to get into the act by using them for scientific purposes. The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) has decided to invest $3 million to use UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) for what one researcher calls “the missions we call dirty, dull and dangerous.” These include predicting intensity of hurricanes, tracking Arctic ice melting, and flooding of the west coast of the U.S. They also feel an advantage is that they can use the robo-planes for continuous sampling without needing the dreaded coffee break by whining employees.

Read More | BBC

Safe and Well Launches for Hurricane Victims and Their Families

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Internet, Microsoft,

Microsoft redcrosslogoSince hurricane season has just begun, we think it’s time for kudos to companies such as Microsoft for aiding survivors and their families. Last year, Microsoft teamed up with the Red Cross and the San Diego Computer Center to create Katrinasafe.org. This site helped survivors find their separated family and friends by posting their locations. To date, more than 340,000 have utilized the site.

One year later a new site, Safe and Well, has been created for faster communication. Through this website you can search for missing family members, or if you are a survivor, post your physical condition and location. Phone registration is also available. Safe and Well is accessible via https://disastersafe.redcross.org.

Checking out the site, I noticed that 11 people have registered today. Our thanks again, Microsoft, for proving that life is not all fun and games.

Read More | Microsoft Press Release via American Red Cross Safe and Well


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