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How does the radar work? NEXRAD (Next Generation Radar) obtains weather information (precipitation and wind) based upon returned energy. The radar emits a burst of energy (green). If the energy strikes an object (rain drop, bug, bird, etc), the energy is scattered in all directions (blue). A small fraction of that scattered energy is directed back toward the radar. This reflected signal is then received by the radar during its listening period. Computers analyze the strength of the returned pulse, time it took to travel to the object and back, and phase shift of the pulse. This process of emitting a signal, listening for any returned signal, then emitting the next signal, takes place very fast, up to around 1300 times each second. NEXRAD spends the vast amount of time "listening" for returning signals it sent. When the time of all the pulses each hour are totaled (the time the radar is actually transmitting), the radar is "on" for about 7 seconds each hour. The remaining 59 minutes and 53 seconds are spent listening for any returned signals. The ability to detect the "shift in the phase" of the pulse of energy makes NEXRAD a Doppler radar. The phase of the returning signal typically changes based upon the motion of the raindrops (or bugs, dust, etc.). This Doppler effect was named after the Austrian physicist, Christian Doppler, who discovered it.
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BREAKING HEALTH NEWS AND ALERTS

TOP NEWS AND INFORMATION

Obama Appeals for Counterterrorism Policy That Adheres to Core US Values

President Barack Obama used his final national security speech to offer a defense of his counterterrorism record and lay out what he believes should be guiding principles for the new administration taking over the White House in January.

Speaking to troops Tuesday at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Obama said, "Over the last eight years, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland," adding that it was not for a lack of trying. More...




Officials: Potential for Violence From Fake News Troubling

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

On Sunday, it culminated in violence when police say a North Carolina man fired an assault rifle inside the Comet Ping Pong restaurant as he attempted to "self-investigate" the conspiracy theory known in the Twitterverse as "Pizzagate.
More...




Heat or Ice? Which is Best for Back Pain

Most medical experts agree that heat is superior to ice when it comes to easing back pain especially pain in the lower back. However, ice can be used in some instances, and some people do find cold to be soothing when their back hurts. Cold is good to reduce swelling and inflammation, either from a surgical wound, an injury or osteoarthritis.

To Use Heat:

Apply moist heat to the back in 15 to 20 minute sessions. Moist heat is more effective than dry heat and can be had through hot packs, showers or hot baths.
More...




Unexpected Health Conditions You Can Inherit

There are a great many unexpected health conditions that can be inherited, which means they're passed down from parents or shared with other family members. They most often come about because there is something wrong with the genes that are passed down at the time of conception. Here are some:

Hemochromatosis

This condition happens when too much iron accumulates in the blood. When it's inherited, it is caused by mutations on the HFE gene.
More...




4 Things You Do Every Day That Can Ruin Your Eyesight

Some things may seem like no big deal, but there are four things you do every day that can ruin your eyes.

1. Too Much Screen Time

Constantly exposing your eyes to screens can cause your eyes to become dry, red and irritated. Even worse, our most convenient gadgets, phones and tablets, are tiny which forces our eyes to constantly strain. This can not only aggravate your eyes, but lead to headaches and nausea. Eventually, it will result in poor or diminished eyesight. More...




Ways to Help Prevent Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that primarily affects females, especially as they age, but it is also diagnosed in children, teenagers and male adults. This health condition causes inflammation in one or more joints in the body, and it can lead to chronic pain and immobility. However, there are several easy ways to prevent this medical problem.

Wear Protective Pads On Your Knees and Elbows

Experts know that a previous joint injury is one of the main reasons why someone develops arthritis in a particular joint. More...




State Department: No One Entered US with Visas Issued by Fake Embassy

The U.S. State Department on Monday said no one is known to have entered the United States on visas issued by a fake U.S. embassy that operated in Accra, Ghana, for a decade.

"They were duped, they were conned," the State Department's deputy spokesman, Mark Toner, said of those who paid thousands of dollars for the documents.

Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime rings ran the operation in collusion with a Ghanaian immigration and criminal law attorney, according to officials in Washington. More...




Trump Chooses Carson as Housing & Urban Development Secretary

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former neurosurgeon and rival for the Republican Party nomination Ben Carson as his nominee to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

A statement Monday from the Trump transition office says Carson "is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities," and that the two men have discussed Trump's "message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. More...




RECALL: Hummus Products

Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recalls of Certain Hummus Products Because of Possible Health Risks

For Immediate Release

December 1, 2016

Contact

Consumers

Bakkavor Foods

Media

Shawn Stevens

Announcement

Charlotte, NC -- Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc. More...




RECALL: Wood Cleaner Products

Recall date: December 1, 2016
Recall number: 17-043
Recall Summary

Name of product:
Cabot wood cleaner and wood brightener products

Hazard:
A faulty cap seal can cause the containers to leak contents, posing a chemical hazard to consumers. More...



BREAKING HEALTH NEWS AND ALERTS

TOP NEWS AND INFORMATION

Obama Appeals for Counterterrorism Policy That Adheres to Core US Values

President Barack Obama used his final national security speech to offer a defense of his counterterrorism record and lay out what he believes should be guiding principles for the new administration taking over the White House in January.

Speaking to troops Tuesday at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Obama said, "Over the last eight years, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland," adding that it was not for a lack of trying.




Officials: Potential for Violence From Fake News Troubling

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

On Sunday, it culminated in violence when police say a North Carolina man fired an assault rifle inside the Comet Ping Pong restaurant as he attempted to "self-investigate" the conspiracy theory known in the Twitterverse as "Pizzagate.




Heat or Ice? Which is Best for Back Pain

Most medical experts agree that heat is superior to ice when it comes to easing back pain especially pain in the lower back. However, ice can be used in some instances, and some people do find cold to be soothing when their back hurts. Cold is good to reduce swelling and inflammation, either from a surgical wound, an injury or osteoarthritis.

To Use Heat:

Apply moist heat to the back in 15 to 20 minute sessions. Moist heat is more effective than dry heat and can be had through hot packs, showers or hot baths.




Unexpected Health Conditions You Can Inherit

There are a great many unexpected health conditions that can be inherited, which means they're passed down from parents or shared with other family members. They most often come about because there is something wrong with the genes that are passed down at the time of conception. Here are some:

Hemochromatosis

This condition happens when too much iron accumulates in the blood. When it's inherited, it is caused by mutations on the HFE gene.




4 Things You Do Every Day That Can Ruin Your Eyesight

Some things may seem like no big deal, but there are four things you do every day that can ruin your eyes.

1. Too Much Screen Time

Constantly exposing your eyes to screens can cause your eyes to become dry, red and irritated. Even worse, our most convenient gadgets, phones and tablets, are tiny which forces our eyes to constantly strain. This can not only aggravate your eyes, but lead to headaches and nausea. Eventually, it will result in poor or diminished eyesight.




Ways to Help Prevent Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that primarily affects females, especially as they age, but it is also diagnosed in children, teenagers and male adults. This health condition causes inflammation in one or more joints in the body, and it can lead to chronic pain and immobility. However, there are several easy ways to prevent this medical problem.

Wear Protective Pads On Your Knees and Elbows

Experts know that a previous joint injury is one of the main reasons why someone develops arthritis in a particular joint.




State Department: No One Entered US with Visas Issued by Fake Embassy

The U.S. State Department on Monday said no one is known to have entered the United States on visas issued by a fake U.S. embassy that operated in Accra, Ghana, for a decade.

"They were duped, they were conned," the State Department's deputy spokesman, Mark Toner, said of those who paid thousands of dollars for the documents.

Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime rings ran the operation in collusion with a Ghanaian immigration and criminal law attorney, according to officials in Washington.




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