Real Time Remote Buoy/AtoN, Lantern and Environment Monitoring Kits for Ports and Waterways From SRT Marine Technology

SRT Marine Technology is pleased to announce the availability of a range of new kits that make it easy and cost effective for any port or waterway authority to significantly improve safety through effective and reliable monitoring of buoys, lanterns and the environment with real time information displayed on your existing VTS system.

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New innovative AtoN monitoring kits from SRT enable port and waterway authorities to significantly enhance safety and reduce risk (Graphic: Business Wire)

These innovative new AtoN monitoring kits enable port and waterway authorities to significantly enhance safety and reduce risk by alerting relevant authorities and vessels to off-position buoys, faulty lanterns, and poor weather. By using AIS, the information is automatically displayed on existing port VTS and vessel ECDIS.

DAS Carbon-1 – Buoy, Lantern and Weather Monitoring AIS AtoN Kit – this kit enables you to

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Accuracy of commercial antibody kits for SARS-CoV-2 varies widely — ScienceDaily

There is wide variation in the performance of commercial kits for detecting antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a study published September 24 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Jonathan Edgeworth and Blair Merrick of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Suzanne Pickering and Katie Doores of King’s College London, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, the rigorous comparison of antibody testing platforms will inform the deployment of point-of-care technologies in healthcare settings and their use in monitoring SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Throat and nose swab tests for SARS-CoV-2 establish if someone is infected with the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). These tests are highly sensitive — capable of detecting very low viral RNA levels — and are optimal for the early detection of the virus. The performance of these tests depends on the time the sample is collected, with viral load

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Group raising $50,000 to send science kits to schools in South America, Caribbean

ORLANDO, Fla. – A group of passionate science communicators from around the world are working to bring science supplies to students in South America and the Caribbean and one of the group members plans to fly down the supplies once it’s all said and done.

Passage was founded by a growing group of young and veteran leaders in science, with the goal of supplying more than 20,000 pre-kindergarten to high school-age children with the tools to help them learn about science, technology, engineering and math fields.

“It’s for kids and students who, you know, maybe are in high school who are going to be going into college to get into STEM degrees, or just starting off who looked at Bob and Doug go to space and said, I want to be an astronaut,” Passage group member NASA engineer Joan Melendez-Misners said.

[SPACE CURIOUS PODCAST: Astronomers are working to ensure large

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Science kits allow kids to experiment from home

BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — Rachel Tilton is your typical 7th grader at the moment, forced to do most of her learning on a laptop because of COVID-19.

The 12-year old attends Casey Middle School in Boulder, Colorado, where the classrooms are empty and the classroom supplies inaccessible.

“I think it’s going to be hard. In person, it’s just way easier to learn,” said Tilton, referring to an entire school year that could be taught online.

No one agrees more than Tilton’s science teacher Erin Mayer.

“We are a hundred percent virtual, so they don’t have access to the tools that they would normally have,” Mayer said.

Taking the classroom to the students

The 20-year teaching veteran is getting some help, though, thanks to a $5,000 national grant that allows her to purchase science kits for her students that the middle-schoolers can use at home.

“Kits available where they could do

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