NASA, NSBRI Select 29 Proposals to Support Crew Health on Missions

Release: H12-162

WASHINGTON, DC, May 25, 2012 — NASA’s Human Research Program (HRP) and the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) of Houston will fund 29 proposals to help investigate questions about astronaut health and performance on future deep space exploration missions.

The selected proposals are from 25 institutions in 11 states and will receive a total of about $26 million over a one- to three-year period.

A major area of emphasis for both HRP and NSBRI has been the recently identified issue of visual impairment in astronauts during and after long-duration spaceflight. In addition, eight of the selected proposals will examine several facets of this poorly understood syndrome.

HRP and NSBRI research provides knowledge and technologies to improve human health and performance during space exploration and develops possible countermeasures for problems experienced during space travel. The organizations’ goals are to help astronauts complete their challenging missions successfully and preserve astronauts’ health throughout their lives.

HRP quantifies crew health and performance risks during spaceflight and develops strategies that mission planners and system developers can use to monitor and mitigate the risks. These studies often lead to advancements in understanding and treating illnesses in patients on Earth.

The 29 projects were selected from 104 proposals received in response to the research announcement “Research and Technology Development to Support Crew Health and Performance in Space Exploration Missions.”

Scientific and technical experts from academia and government reviewed the proposals. NASA will manage 14 of the projects; NSBRI will manage 15.

NSBRI is a NASA-funded consortium of institutions studying health risks related to long-duration spaceflight. The Institute’s science, technology and education projects take place at more than 60 institutions across the United States.

For a complete list of the selected principal investigators, organizations and proposals, visit:

http://go.nasa.gov/LlGsLz   For information about NASA’s Human Research Program, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/humanresearch/   For information about NSBRI’s science, technology and education programs, visit:

http://www.nsbri.org   For information about NASA and agency programs, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov   Additional Contact: Brad Thomas  National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Houston  713-798-7595  rbthomas@bcm.edu

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How We Need to Rediscover the Ability to Taste – 79% Can No Longer Detect Basic Flavours; Only 28% Savour What They Eat

Rumor has it that the wedding nuptials are now scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the famed Bally’s Las Vegas trip location.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 25, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — Tina, star of the #1 Las Vegas dinner theatre show ‘Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,’ was spotted talking to the celebrity super couple Brangelina, about their recent engagement. Rumor has it that the wedding nuptials are now scheduled for Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the famed Bally’s Las Vegas trip location. Did Tina’s conversation with the Hollywood couple cause her to hesitate?

Not really… we have the real story!

The demands of any wedding are great. Tina has reportedly been packing her trousseau, dealing with the chef and baker about her menu, the jeweler about her rings and the florist about her bouquets. No cold feet here, just an exhausted Bride-to-Be who wanted to be refreshed for her memorable moment.

“Fierce weddings don’t come easy,” states Tina’s flamboyant brother Joey. “Every bride dreams of a perfect wedding day and Tina has had almost 4,000 of them here in Vegas. Can you blame a girl for wanting the perfect day again?”   ‘Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding’ began its celebration in Las Vegas at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in 2002, quickly becoming the #1 dinner theatre in Las Vegas. The highly-anticipated celebration at Bally’s Las Vegas is scheduled for Saturday, June 9th at 7 p.m. with a fresh new look and a hilarious new feel. A perfect way to celebrate your time in Vegas! Fun for all ages, and sexy enough to start the perfect girls night out!

‘Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding’ is unpredictable, spontaneous and the perfect way to celebrate corporate events, office parties, bachelorette parties, fundraisers and more. The more friends you bring to the wedding, the more memories. In addition, if a happy couple gets married at any Caesars Entertainment chapel in Las Vegas, the Wedding Capital of the World, the bride and groom receive two free tickets to the show. This Las Vegas wedding definitely takes the cake and we look forward to you joining us for the time of your life.

Website: http://www.tonyandtinavegas.com

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How We Need to Rediscover the Ability to Taste – 79% Can No Longer Detect Basic Flavours; Only 28% Savour What They Eat

Waste of taste: consumers admit lunch is ‘means to an end’ to refuel body.

LEEDS, ENGLAND, May 25, 2012 — A campaign has been launched to encourage consumers to take the time to taste their food after scientific research showed that 79% of people were unable to identify even basic sandwiches and just 28% of a national poll admitted to savouring their food.   Busy, stressed workers are being encouraged to reawaken their taste buds by a leading psychologist after 60% of the population admitted to ‘never’ or ‘rarely’ tasting what they ate – 1,000 people were polled.   The majority (42%) of British workers admitted to eating at their place of work most days with just 13% leaving their place of work for lunch – almost half (44%) described their lunch as ‘a means to an end’ to refuel their body.

Incredibly, with Britain a multicultural melting pot of global cuisine, awareness levels around food nutrition and healthy eating never higher, and the widest range of great tasting food and flavours at the public’s finger tips, it seems the ability to actually taste food is under threat.

Food brand GLORIOUS! has launched the Flavour Map – a global, online, crowdsourced resource – to inspire as well as re-educate consumers about flavour and taste, as well as unearthing little-known global flavours to launch for the UK market. It aims to build the world’s biggest online collection of tastes and flavours.   The scientific research into the UK’s lunchtime eating habits was commissioned by GLORIOUS! and led by Dr David Lewis with scientists at Mindlab.   Participants were able to only correctly identify 35% of ingredients and most did not detect flavour swaps – 93% were unable to discern beef from Chinese pork, 92% couldn’t tell ham from tuna, 82% could not detect Quorn from chicken, while 78% could not distinguish pork from chicken.   Researchers found that, on average, 79% of people were unable to detect when basic flavours had been swapped, this rose to 88% when people ate whilst distracted, increasing to 93% for people eating under time pressure.   The interactive flavour map – www.gloriousfoods.co.uk/greatflavourmap – a ‘Tripadvisor for taste’ allows the public to pin flavours ‘from around the globe or around the corner’ such as meals, recipes, or natural produce.

Dr David Lewis said: “The abundance of great flavours and the range of food experiences have never been more plentiful in the UK, nor more diverse, yet our findings suggest consumers are lazy when it comes to tasting and appreciating their food.   “I doubt there’s ever been such a rich tapestry of food and flavour combinations at our disposal, yet we’re not savouring what we eat, which is not just a shame but a genuine waste of taste.   “Our lunchtime habits in particular show that workers consume food as a means to refuelling the body and most never, or rarely, taste what they’re eating.

“The GLORIOUS! Flavour Map campaign is helping to reawaken taste buds, encouraging consumers to take time out to savour their food and inspire new taste and flavour combinations.   “There’s so much fine produce, ingredients and meals available – from budget to blow-out – that food should be an adventure, yet most consumers are getting lost in the basics of taste exploration.”   The GLORIOUS! product line includes a range of fresh, high quality soups, stews and pasta sauces all developed within its A-Z of Global Flavours ethos.

*Find flavour inspiration at the GLORIOUS Flavour Map: www.gloriousfoods.co.uk/greatflavourmap

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Property Management Firm Capitalizes on Growing Demand for Earth-Friendly Apartments

Korman Residential has converted hundreds of apartments into KindSpace earth-friendly apartments in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida, with renewable materials, energy efficiency, water conservation, and a reduced carbon footprint.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 09, 2012  — Philadelphia-based multifamily property management firm Korman Residential has converted hundreds of apartments into KindSpace earth-friendly apartments in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida. These KindSpace apartments incorporate renewable materials, energy efficiency, water conservation, and a reduced carbon footprint thanks to locally sourced materials.

“The KindSpace program has greatly outperformed our projections. Customer demand for sustainable, earth-friendly apartments is growing stronger every day,” explains John Korman, CEO of Korman Residential.

Each of the KindSpace apartments save over 4,000 gallons of water annually, the paint contains 0% volatile organic compounds to reduce smog, and even the tiles, counters, carpets, and stainless steel backsplashes contain recycled material.

Every KindSpace apartment features a sustainable Modernista Kitchen, designed to provide residents with the best in-home culinary experience possible by bringing together natural, renewable materials in an imaginative way. The Modernista Kitchen has stainless steel Energy Star Rated appliances, pre-consumer recycled custom engineered maple flooring and natural maple cabinets from regionally sourced FSC Certified wood with 100% recycled pre-consumer material.

Industry expert Kate Good adds, “We are now seeing renters make their decision to rent based on an apartment community’s commitment to living green.”

“We are eager to share this earth-friendly business model that has proven successful across our portfolio,” states James Korman, President of Korman Residential.

Korman Residential owns and manages multi-family property portfolios in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Florida, and currently provides third party property management services to select clients. To find out more contact Director of Marketing Aaron Helfman at 215-284-4791 and visit www.LiveKorman.com.


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Thermafiber Launches New Mobile Website

WABASH, IN, May 09, 2012  — Thermafiber launched a new mobile website to make it easier for users to access product information from mobile devices. The site features product data sheets organized by market segment, LEED credit information and Thermafiber’s LEED Calculator. The Contact Us page offers direct-dial phone numbers and email addresses for questions or additional information.

“We have seen a dramatic increase in web traffic from mobile devices in the last 18 months,” says Austin Hess, Director of Business Development. “The goal of the mobile site is to provide our customers with an interface that quickly leads them to the information they need.”

Smartphone and tablet users will be automatically directed to the mobile website when they navigate to Thermafiber.com. Each page of the mobile website offers a direct link to the company’s full website for users needing additional information.

About Thermafiber
Thermafiber, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium mineral wool insulation products for commercial, residential, industrial and marine applications. Thermafiber commercial insulation products are specified 4-to-1 over other brands and have been installed in 6 of the 10 tallest buildings in the world. To learn more about Thermafiber, visit www.thermafiber.com.

About LEED
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. LEED is a registered trademark of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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CyberlinkASP Continues Steady Performance

DALLAS, TX, May 09, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — CyberlinkASP, the leader in hosted virtual desktops and integrated managed hosting solutions, today announced continued solid performance throughout 2011 and into 2012.

CyberlinkASP currently hosts and manages thousands of virtual desktops and back office applications for small and medium sized businesses across the United States from its proprietary Dallas InfoMart datacenter utilizing Citrix-based technologies. CyberlinkASP also operates additional footprints in Chicago and London inside the world-class Rackspace data center footprint. CyberlinkASP’s engineering staff, help desk and sophisticated technical support capabilities have fueled widespread acceptance of its virtual desktop product. Users have the ability to access any data, any application, anytime and anywhere with all files centrally stored, backed up and monitored.

CyberlinkASP maintains a secure SAS 70 Type II and PCI Compliant hosting environment within its mix of managed hosting and virtual desktop solutions. “We are excited about our steady performance as we actively pursue strategic transactions to take this business to the next level,” said Chris M. Lantrip, Managing Partner of CyberlinkASP. CyberlinkASP has increased its customer count, added staff and continues to demonstrate steady and stable growth:

Highlights included:

– Strong Cash Flows throughout 2011 and into Q1 2012
– Expanded Data Center Footprint into Rackspace US
– Announced London Presence inside Rackspace
– Record Number of Customer Wins
– Booked EBITDA Run-Rate Up
– Increased Headcount
– PCI DSS Report on Compliance for 3rd Consecutive Year
– SAS 70 Type II for 3rd Consecutive Year

About CyberlinkASP
CyberlinkASP is an information technology (IT) managed services firm providing: virtual private cloud, managed hosting, hosted virtual desktops, network, storage, outsourced IT and security services. Our clients include financial institutions, health care providers, insurance companies, cargo logistics businesses, and payment card processors among others. Providing IT solutions since 1999, CyberlinkASP operates from the U.S. and is privately owned. Please visit www.cyberlinkasp.com or call 214.412.1226

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Strategic Aerospace Sourcing in Mexico Topic of Offshore Group Podcast

Mexico’s aerospace industry has made significant strides during the last several years.

TUCSON, AZ, May 09, 2012, Sourcing professional, Mike Smith, recently spoke with The Offshore Group concerning his four and one half year experience developing a Mexico supply chain for a major aerospace OEM.

Over the course of the approximately thirty minute session, Smith provides a West to East, North to South geographic overview of the composition of Mexico’s rapidly developing aerospace industry that examines electronics and non-complex subassemblies in Mexicali and Baja California; aero engine parts in Guaymas, Sonora; aero structures in Chihuahua, a diversity of aerospace related activities in Monterrey; repair, maintenance and overhaul activities in Queretaro, and the emergence of Guadalajara as an area of high-tech specialization.

When visiting the site of each of Mexico’s principle aerospace manufacturing clusters, Smith took note of a young, Mexican workforce eager to acquire the skills necessary to work for companies that are taking their places in Mexico’s aerospace supply chain.

He noted that, “Mexico graduates several thousand engineers a year. They are enthusiastic young people, and are looking for the opportunity to qualify for jobs in the Mexican aerospace industry. They are signing up for industry training activities, and are continuing their studies with regard to operating machinery, assuring part quality, as well as in other areas necessary to perform in a modern manufacturing environment.”

Smith is a member of a group called IMAC (the Independent Mexico Advisory Council). Its members help small and mid-sized aerospace companies seeking to establish facilities in Mexico to support OEM activities as part of their growing supply chain efforts. IMAC assists manufacturers in finding synergies, and also with provides guidance with federal, state and local government issues related to Mexico’s growing aerospace industry.

The Offshore Group is the largest provider of outsourced business support, “shelter” services in Mexico. Currently 61 businesses operate at The Offshore Group’s three Mexico manufacturing industrial parks in the State of Sonora, the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, and at the Group’s Vangtel subsidiary in Hermosillo. Vangtel offers Mexico shelter services to companies that occupy the call center, IT development and BPO markets, while the International Logistic Solutions Company (ILS) is a leading provider of supply chain services. The Offshore Group has recently initiated operations in Mexico’s second largest city, Guadalajara. Sign up to receive information via Offshore Group RSS Feeds.

Website: http://www.offshoregroup.com

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Indicators of Websites to Stay Away from When Link Building

While it’s important to build inbound links pointing to your site for SEO purposes, you don’t want to build links from any old site.  Any Internet user knows that there are a lot of bad websites out there.  The search engines know it too and develop complex algorithms to try and keep these low quality, spammy websites hidden deep down within a search result so that they are difficult to find.  The search engines don’t want to reward these kinds of sites and if you have a link from a low quality site, it could convey to the search engines that your site is a low quality site too.  Just like in high school, you want to be associated with the “cool” crowd, or the websites that are viewed favorably by the search engines.  Usually common sense can tell you which sites are “bad” and which are “good”, but here is a reminder.  If a website has any of these traits, don’t include it in your link building efforts:

Spelling and Grammar Mistakes

A professional website shouldn’t have spelling or grammar errors, however sometimes a mistake can sneak by.  If you come across one tiny mistake, there’s no need to forget the link.  However, if there are lots of spelling and grammar mistakes that affect the user experience, it probably means that the content was written haphazardly and was most likely written by an overseas content writer that is most likely scraping and spinning content from other sources.

Excessive Keyword Use

Keywords are an important part of the online content creation process.  Ultimately, they tell the search engine what a page is about so that it can get ranked accordingly.  It’s important that keywords flow naturally throughout the content so that the visitor doesn’t even notice that it is optimized.  If you find that every sentence includes a keyword, and that it ruins the “flow” of the content the site is clearly over-optimized and can face a search engine penalty for it.

No Visual Appeal

Quality content may be the most important factor of a good website, but design and usability are also important.  If you come across a website or a blog that appears as if the owner put no thought whatsoever into the look, it could be a spam site.

Unrelated Content

Each website should serve a clear purpose and attract a certain niche.  If a website has content on a wide range of topics that are in no way related to each other, it’s probably a link network site that holds no value.

No Social Integration

A website owner that is serious about their website or blog should understand the importance of social media and incorporate sharing aspects into the website content.  This may not be a deal breaker for not getting a link, but you always want to try and build links on sites where there is maximum traffic potential, which is limited without social integration.

About the Author:

Nick Stamoulis is the President and Founder of Brick Marketing, a full service SEO firm.  For more information please call 781-999-1222 or visit http://www.brickmarketing.com.