February 1, 2013
By Warren Silberman
One of the more commonly seen irregular heart rhythms at the FAA is atrial fibrillation, or A-fib. Your normal electrical heart beat originates in the upper chamber in the heart known as the atrium. It starts in an area known as the sinus node and spreads from there. In atrial fibrillation the electrical impulse begins from many areas, at least 250 in a minute!
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Collaboration between the German government, academia, and airplane manufacturers may make future aircraft cabins more protective of pilots and passengers. The Safety Box team plans to apply auto racing technology to general aviation.
The FAA announces completion of the ADS-B ground radio network, but AOPA says there's a lot more to do before there are significant benefits for general aviation pilots.
Google buys Titan Aerospace, builder of high altitude solar-powered unmanned aerial systems.
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