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11th March 2009

The Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation is a leading source of funding, serving Alzheimer’s patients and their families to help them understand the causes of, find a cure for, and improve the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease. It also has a section which may be helpful to carers.

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is one of the UK's leading science and research facilities. It is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate standards, science and technology available.

Find out more about the interesting things we do; from measuring time to building water rockets - including information on our educational resources.

U3A History Groups: The ancient Indus script, as yet undeciphered, continues to intrigue scholars with the lure of new insights into humanity's history. Some 5,000 examples have been found, but a definitive translation is still elusive.

The Indus Valley civilization covered an area of Pakistan and northwest India about a quarter the size of Europe. At its peak, between 2500 and 1900 bce, its major cities were among the world's biggest. This article in a recent issue of New Scientist is worth downloading, distributing and discussing at a future group meeting.

The GreenSpaces website demonstrates that technology, lifestyle changes, and design can economically reduce the energy consumed by buildings from 40% to 10%.

This broadcast - "How to grow your own fresh air" is something that we can all of us do in our own homes. (Thank you I.V.L.N.Chary - Andhra U3A Hyderabad)

Researchers: Oxford Journals are part of Oxford University Press. They are a major international publisher of academic and research journals, and they publish and develop titles in partnership with the world's most prestigious learned societies.

Many of the journals are completely free to use.

Newsletter editors: The OLDIE Magazine has an archive of cartoons you might use for filling in that odd corner.

Just right-click and 'Save as' - but be sure to say where you got it from.