In which part of the body fever is best measured, according to age

first_imgFor example, think about when you calculate the temperature with a thermometer. You use your mouth for it, right? And it is that the mouth is undoubtedly one of the most recommended places to calculate the temperature, but for this we must not drink cold food or drinks for 10 minutes prior to the measurement. Of course, in the case of children it will always be advisable to use another place. Another of the most recommended areas to measure body temperature is to use the armpit, certainly one of the classic parts when we talk about thermometers. Unlike in the mouth, the armpit is perfect for measuring the temperature in children. Same case for the ear, one of the methods used for both adults and children. Finally, we will also mention the rectal area, optional in the case of the elderly but nothing recommended for the little ones in the house. Also mention that in cases of hemorrhoids or bleeding in that area, we should completely advise against this area. Now that you know the different recommended body parts to measure body temperature, you can calculate this much more accurately without resorting to the forehead. Depending on the age it is recommended to use one area or another The mouth is one of the most recommended areas to measure the temperature Image: iStockcenter_img When we think we have a fever or ask to have our temperature measured, we usually go to the forehead, either with the lips or the hand. But is it really the best place to calculate it? Contrary to what we can think of as a more extended area, the forehead is not the best place to take body temperature well.last_img read more

Maggette is holding no ill will

first_imgWhen the Clippers acquired Corey Maggette from the Orlando Magic in June 2000, he heard the news in a place full of video games, talcum powder and automatic ball returns. “In my first year, I didn’t have an agent, and the way I heard I got traded was on the radio,” Maggette said. “I was in a bowling alley, bowling with my dad, and all of sudden, I hear, ‘The Magic trade Corey Maggette and Keyon Dooling to the Clippers.” So it’s like, this time I knew something was going on. I felt better about it.” This time, Maggette was not traded, but at least he was keyed into the Clippers’ dealings with the Indiana Pacers in an attempt to acquire controversial forward Ron Artest. Maggette says that after meeting with coach Mike Dunleavy on Saturday, he understands what transpired with the near deal and has no hard feelings about it. “This is a business,” he said. Maggette’s six years with the Clippers make him the current player with the longest tenure. He said he loves Los Angeles and tried not to get “emotionally twisted in the head” about the possibility of leaving. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Instead of bowling with his dad in Orlando, Maggette heard the trade was close to being to completed on Thursday. But the Pacers hadn’t officially signed off on the deal. In earlier negotiations, the Pacers said they wanted Maggette for Artest, but the Clippers only offered Chris Wilcox and draft picks in a three-way trade that included the Atlanta Hawks’ Al Harrington. On Wednesday, Harrington told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he expected Maggette and Artest to be swapped, meaning that he was out of the deal with the Clippers offering Maggette for Artest. With knowledge of the rumors and possibilities, Maggette went to see the movie “Underworld: Evolution” with teammate Shaun Livingston on Thursday afternoon. In the movie theater, Maggette’s cell phone repeatedly buzzed, and he saw that his agent Rob Pelinka called him multiple times. Maggette had a hard time resisting the urge to pick up the phone, but didn’t answer the phone and simply watched the action-adventure flick. While all of this was happening, his family and friends were full of questions, wondering if he were being traded. center_img To start training camp, Maggette did not practice for the first week because his mom, Marguerite, underwent emergency surgery after being diagnosed with an aneurysm in her aorta. She was emotional about what was happening. “That’s the crazy thing about it all my family and my friends,” Maggette said. “I was more worried about my mom. She loves basketball, and when she was hearing about it, she was like, ‘What’s going on? What’s going on?” That’s the biggest thing I was worried about, mainly my mom, and how she would take it.” As it turned out, the Pacers nixed the trade because they said they could not give the player medical clearance. Maggette is out with a separated ligament in his left foot, is expected to be out of a cast in three weeks and may play in six weeks. He is expected to heal completely and likely will not need surgery. “This is almost a billion-dollar business, so stuff will change,” Maggette said. “Stuff will happen, but at the end of the day, I still will be playing. I still will be getting paid. It’s still good. You can’t get uptight about it. You just have to handle it. At the end of the day, I love that I’m still playing on the NBA level, looking on my jersey and seeing Jerry West on it. You’re a select few who get to do that, and I fully appreciate it.” Joe Stevens can be reached at (562) 499-1338. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Inside the Arena Where Drones Battle a Wall of 1300 Computer

first_imgWhat’s a drone, you might ask? We’ve got your complete guide here. Those atmospheric dynamics are going to run smack into future fleets of delivery drones. It’ll be tough enough for engineers to figure out a system that keeps drones from a bunch of different companies like Amazon and Google from colliding. (Don’t worry, NASA’s working on it.) But gusts of wind will complicate that communication—what happens when an unanticipated swoosh blows a drone into a building, or another drone? That’s why engineers have to use wind tunnels like Caltech’s to better understand how different wind conditions affect these vehicles individually, and as a group.And if you think that sounds tough, wait until you try flying on Mars. In addition to its terrestrial experiments, Caltech is working with NASA to test a Mars helicopter, which could accompany future rovers as a scout. The idea is to test in the drone arena, then do further testing in a vacuum chamber to simulate the thinner atmosphere of Mars. “Of course we cannot change gravity,” says Gharib, “but we can test whether this machine can fly in much thinner air,” he says.The future of flight both at home and far, far abroad is taking shape in the Caltech drone arena. Take that, wind.More drone awesomeness Delivery drivers beware: the skies are about to be filled with package-delivering drones. But will this really be any more efficient? Drones are useful for all kinds of things, really, including lifting power lines into place in Puerto Rico.center_img Wind is the worst. It messes up hair, it blows stuff in eyes, and most famously and rudely of all, one time it made a bridge in Washington twist and undulate until it exploded.Alright, maybe that was the fault of the engineers, not the wind. But still, strong gusts have the potential to threaten many technologies, including a new one: drones. If you’ve ever taken a quadcopter out on a windy day, you know the struggle. Now consider that in the near future, our cities will be swarming with delivery drones—and if we don’t want them plummeting out of the skies, they’ll have to learn to survive the elements.For that, engineers have Caltech’s fancy new drone arena, where the machines face terrifying atmospheric disturbances. While your classical wind tunnel uses one or maybe a few big fans to blast air for testing aerodynamics, this system employs a 10-foot-by-10-foot wall of nearly 1,300 CPU cooling fans, each of which can vary in its speed. “That allows us to practically simulate any kind of extreme weather, from gusts to turbulence to a vortex or a sort of mini hurricane,” says Caltech aerospace engineer Morteza Gharib.WiredSo say you’ve got a one-fifth scale model of the drone ambulance you’re developing, which of course Caltech has. The idea being to reach people in forest fires or mudslides, then transport them five or six miles away, thus keeping pilots out of harm’s way. Given the preciousness of the cargo, you’re going to want a smooth ride. As with a full-size rescue helicopter, a traditional quadrotor has to tilt forward to accelerate. Not ideal for the comfort of the patient. This tilting also creates a lot of vibration. Also not ideal. So Caltech researchers are opting for a hybrid design that can lift off and land vertically like a helicopter, yet cruise nice and level like a plane, thanks to fixed wings.Obviously engineers know how fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters work in a wind tunnel. But a hybrid design, that’s more intricate. “When you put them together as a system, it has not been tried before—it’s a very novel design in that respect,” Gharib says. “So this wind tunnel allows us to expose this machine to extreme weather.”Oddly enough, you can find some of the most extreme weather conditions in cities. If you’ve ever walked among skyscrapers and thought it was needlessly gusty, you’re not crazy. It’s thanks to a phenomenon called the Venturi effect, in which winds that are constricted to, say, the space between buildings, end up accelerating. (Try this home with a fan and a cardboard box.)last_img read more