The 41st annual GOMAC Tech conference is in full swing. Each year hundreds of government and industry professionals attend this conference to discuss what was, what is and what’s next for government electronics. What better way to escape winter than to converge on the Orlando Wyndham Resort in Orlando, Florida. Grapefruit league baseball, stunning golf and a variety of theme parks provide the perfect backdrop for this gathering.
While once only thought of as a “last resort” for the most severe of disorders, innovations in neurostimulation are helping to make the treatment option available to a wider range of patients than ever before. Neurostimulation can offer many benefits over traditional treatments. It’s non-addictive, does not require anatomy-altering surgeries, and can be deactivated easily in case of changes to your health (eg. pregnancies).
On January 19, 2006, the New Horizons spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral aboard an Atlas V rocket. The goal of this mission was to explore Pluto and the mysterious Kuiper Belt. If successful, the United States would be the first nation to complete the initial reconnaissance of the solar system. But this was no ordinary journey. Discovered in 1930 by Clyde W. Tombaugh, Pluto is more than 2.9 billion miles from earth, has an elliptical orbit and takes 248 years to circle the sun. Since its discovery, Pluto has only traversed thirty five percent of its full orbit. As a result, scientists did not have a complete set of measurements to confirm its exact position when New Horizons reached its destination. Based on their calculations with this limited data, they predicted a fly-by in summer, 2015, nine and a half years after launch.