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Music Groups: WorldU3A are very pleased to announce their new interactive website for classical music lovers. Click on http://u3amusicgroups.pbwiki.com and to join the DISCUSSION page you will need the password "bach".
Fernando Gómez-Pinilla, a fish-loving professor of neurosurgery at the University of California believes that appropriate changes to a person's diet can enhance his cognitive abilities, protect his brain from damage and counteract the effects of ageing. http://www.economist.com/science/
displaystory.cfm?story_id=11745528
(Thank you Shafeeq Siddiqui U3A London).
Better than GOOGLE? Certainly a lot easier to use, and VERY attractive. Type 'searchme' in your browser address bar and hit 'Control-ENTER' and that should bring up www.searchme.com
Openwriting Web magazine - http://openwriting.com/archives/ - features a feast of words from regular columnists, U3A writers and other authors. Every day there is something new. (Thank you Peter Hinchliffe - U3A UK).
http://www.bonzer.org.au/ is The Australian Online Monthly Magazine by, for and about Wise Elders. Regular features, plus an area for submitted articles on a theme.
http://books.google.co.uk/ and http://booksearch.blogspot.com/ Browse books online Book Search works just like web search. Try a search on Google Book Search and if the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given us permission, you'll be able to see a preview of the book, and in some cases the entire text. If it's in the public domain, you're free to download a PDF copy.
TECHNICAL TOPICS Adeona - http://adeona.cs.washington.edu/index.html - is the first Open Source system for tracking the location of your lost or stolen laptop that does not rely on a proprietary, central service. This means that you can install Adeona on your laptop and go - there's no need to rely on a single third party. (Thank you Juli Davis - U3A Maidenhead UK.)

 

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