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In the September 2008 issue of Scientific American:
Page 72 "RFID TAG - You're it"

I didn't know that RFID tags were used in WWII to identify allied aircraft...so maybe the Brits call it the RAFID. :)

RFID tags are embedded in the electronic U.S. passports. China is using the RFID tag in the national ID.

Read a related blog from 2006.

WHoa! Wild Animals! - Jeff Corwin Books

You see him on TV! Here's the Jeff Corwin Experience on our NEW BOOKS Shelves.
Into Wild Amazonia;
Into Wild Galapagos;
Into Wild Africa;
Into Wild Madagascar; and more.

If you LOVE to read about wild life, checkout the Kids Magazines:
Cousteau Kids;
Ranger Rick;
National Geographic Kids.
Looking for gift ideas?
Magazine subscriptions make a wonderful gift that goes all year!


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Motor Trend and Mother Earth News go together like oil and water..., or not?

Motor Trend September 2008 issue, Page 93
2009 - 2010 New-Car Buyer's Guide noting "gas misers" that get 30+ miles per gallon. Not a single 2010 model featured in the review earned the "gas miser" rating. The misers are the Honda Civic, Clarity, and Fit, the Mini Clubman and Cooper, the Nissan Altima, the Smart Fortwo, the Tesla Roadster, the Toyota Camry, Corolla, Prius, and Yaris, and the Volkswagen Jetta.

Mother Earth News August/September issue, Page 78
Mother Earth News is building a car for the Automotive X competition. The car built by Jack McCornack is called Max and gets 100 miles per gallon using a Kubota diesel engine (a tractor engine).


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Olympic stories in our magazine collection:

Science News
August 2 issue, page 16
Some athletes may enhance their genetic makeup with gene therapy. These methods were developed to treat genetic diseases and have caught the attention of the athletic world.

August issue, page 68
Photos of former olympic legends like Bruce Jenner and Mark Spitz and some updates us on what they're doing now.


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In the August issue of Cook's Illustrated:

Page 24 - How to make the best blueberry pie along with some general pie-making tips. Ever make a great tasting pie that looks like fruit stew on the plate? Here are some tips for making your pie look as good as it tastes.

Page 27 - Inexpensive olive oil may cost $16.65 a liter, that's $63.03 a gallon...take THAT gasoline. Anyway, Cook's offers some tips on buying supermarket olive oil that tastes great.


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Check out Good, a magazine available downtown on the second floor. On page 68 of the July/August issue there is an article entitled Beautiful Messes: A Travel Guide to Man-Made Disasters. The destinations are educational and often times more affordable than the more conventional vacation... except in the case of the private yacht you'd need to tour the floating plastic triangle in the Pacific Ocean. Instead of paying to wait 2 hours for a single roller coaster ride at Disneyland in California you could head south to the beautiful man-made Salton Sea.


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Some cool things found in our magazine collection.

Surface, Style & Design For Inspired Living
Page 36 Ever heard of a Pixel Sofa?
Page 56 "Eye Candy" with hip shades for the summer and where to find them.

PC Magazine
Page 19 New waterproof electronics safe for the beach.
Page 80 Podcasting for Profit gives advice on finding podcast recorders and hosts when using podcasts to gain customers.

Fine Cooking
Page 40 What you should know about heirloom tomatoes
Page 71 How to make your own corn tortillas

Le Tour de France

The world's largest cycling race, Le Tour de France, has begun again! This televised, 21 stage event will test the limits of international riders with over 2200 miles of picturesque -- albeit arduous -- French countryside for the next three weeks. The Tour began on July 5th, and the champion will be crowned on July 27th. If this year's race has you excited about bicycle racing then check out the AADL's collection of books and magazines on the sport of cycling.

Hunting for Crayfish

I remember very little from childhood, but some of the memories I've retained involve swimming in neighborhood creeks and rivers, and hunting for crayfish in the summer. When I moved to Ann Arbor last year, it was great to see so many canoes and kayaks on the Huron River, but surprising to see so few people swimming in the water. The Huron River Watershed Council has addressed this issue by working with local organizations to put on Huron River events, such as canoe races, group swims, and educational courses. The HRWC has also compiled resources and reports on its website regarding the increased safety of the water. You can also find the seasonal Huron River Report periodical, as well as several other books on activities in the Huron River available at the AADL. Come on in, the water is fine!

Michigan Sunshine Leads to Wine

If you're traveling the Michigan wine trails this summer, check out the new book From the Vine: Exploring Michigan Wineries. For details on wine events planned around the state, click here. Or if you're simply planning to enjoy wine in a restaurant, here's a good article: Why It Pays to Order the House Wine in the March 2008 Food and Wine magazine at the library.

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