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4 posts from August 2008

29 August 2008

Slowpoke (The Tea Collection Blog - 28 August 2008)

TeaLogoTag3 A blog post about my nephews adventures eating snails in the Bordeaux region of France appears on the Tea Collection blog.  I will be blogging there regularly about my travel adventures with kids.

Excerpt:

On our first day in St. Antoine de Breuilh, my nephew, Tyler, dug up snails from the yard surrounding our gîte. The next day, he ordered them off the menu, simmered in butter and Court Bouillon...

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08 August 2008

Computational models reveal new insights in neuroscience (The Dana Foundation Website - 6 August 2008)

Dana_logo Neural networks are being used increasingly to inform neuroscience.  An article about ways they can be used to test hypotheses appears on the Dana Foundation website.

Excerpt:

Neuroscientists have learned a great deal about how the brain works, from the molecular to the functional level, in the past few decades. But that knowledge has brought other questions, including a big one: How can researchers, often trained in a particular neuroscience discipline, understand and use all that data to develop the right kind of hypotheses to test?

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03 August 2008

RFID helps Florida State Attorney track case files (Government Technology - August 2008)

Govtech0808( An article about the way a Florida State Attorney's office is using RFID to tackle case file management appears in the August 2008 issue of Government Technology magazine.

Excerpt:

In the Florida Office of the State Attorney's 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, an attorney needs to find a file that's pertinent to a case she'll be prosecuting in court later that day. It can't be found in any of the likely places, and the attorney needs it immediately. A year ago, that need would have precipitated bedlam in the office...

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Down on the dollar (Successful Meetings - August 2008)

Successfulmeetings An article about how meeting planners can best stretch the dollar when planning events overseas appears in the August 2008 issue of Successful Meetings magazine.

Excerpt:

The trusty greenback has Americans a little blue when they travel to Europe these days.  They aren't the only ones missing the days of a stronger U.S. currency, either, as many conference venues across Europe and the United Kingdom this year are experiencing a loss of business from American-based organizations...

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