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Happiness on a stroll

Walk or run is enjoyable, but who would tell, that it’s happening also on microscopic level. Here is myosin protein dragging an endorphin along a filament to the inner part of the brain’s parietal cortex which creates happiness. See also … Continue reading

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Deliberate practice

Yes, I would agree with Time article, that only deliberate practice is really effective, and it can lead to mastery. It is truth not only in music.

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APOD.XSD version 2

Here is my version 0.02 of APOD XML schema: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”ISO-8859-1″ ?> <xs:schema xmlns:xs=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema”> <!– version 0.02 –> <xs:annotation> <xs:documentation xml:lang=”en”> Schema for Astronomy Picture of the Day, especially for the Czech version at http://www.astro.cz/apod/ By Josef Chlachula, 1999-2009, … Continue reading

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Local plants

My son should identify for Boy Scouts at least 10 different plants. Here is list of plants in our neighborhood, it will be updated, and more items should be added: Lemon balm, Melissa officinalis (Lamiaceae),  Meduňka lékařská[Melisa citronová](Hluchavkovité) Nettle,Urtica, Kopřiva … Continue reading

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CA Translation

After decade daily translation of the Astronomy Picture of the Day I translated today text from English into Czech with help of CAT tool – Computer Aided Translation. It was actually more work, but it should pay off  in long … Continue reading

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Dodge County Shoot Out

Today was hockey day. Two games at Four Seasons Arena in Kassson, MN. Name of that arena should be Winter Arena, it’s the coldest arena. My son played first game against Sartel forward, second game against goalie. Unfortunately they lost … Continue reading

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Junior Assistant

Minnesota Internet Lab is growing! My son today expressed desire to participate in such fun enterprise like minetlab is. He choose become Junior Assistant. He brought excitement, and a lot of new, fresh ideas. Welcome aboard young man!

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Nintendo DS

I was trying accomplish with my son several tasks, so morning  we created plan, and I set for each task timer. Later during the day I found that my son has also timer, which was beeping approximately in the same … Continue reading

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Boiling water in a cold air

We had fun to throw several times boiling water into freezing air in front of our house.  Yesterday and today was really low temperature, less than -22F/-30C. So it was an opportunity do experiment with boiling water thrown into the … Continue reading

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Troop meeting

With my son, we  attended the this year first BSA troop meeting. I agreed to become counselor of the Astronomy and  Citizenship in the World Merit Badge.

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