Native American Herbal Tea Company Finds Customers
Using Latest Video Technology
Commerce Department's innovative video technology program enabled
the Native American Herbal Tea Company in Aberdeen, SD, to conclude
agreements with two European companies that will open hundreds of
outlets in Europe. "As a rural-based company, this technology allows
us to compete against more experienced firms who tend to be more familiar
with the nuances of conducting trade," said company President Richard
a Nursing Home Online on the Medicare Website
for the Health Care Financing Administration! It's set up a website
just for Medicare. You'll
even find a version in Spanish.
One exciting new feature is a database called Nursing
Home Compare. It contains information on every Medicare and
Medicaid certified nursing home in the country. You can locate nursing
homes in your area and find information about compliance with Medicare
and Medicaid regulations.
Uncommon System for Naming Species Answers Common Need--and It's
on the Internet
has an honored history in science," said Roy McDiarmid of the US
Geological Survey, "but the time had come to make this technical
specialty more accessible to a broad public and scientific audience."
Five other federal agencies agreed and in 1998 they won Vice President
Award for developing the Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
"...we believe it will make an important contribution in understanding
the array of life forms that share the globe with us."
Computer Week: Using Technology to Reinvent for Results
director of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government,
Morley Winograd serves as custodian of the Vice President's vision
to empower citizens through technology. Winograd said Access America,
which is a core NPR plan to deploy commonly requested services online
through kiosks and similar systems, is the best example in the program
of putting technology into service for the public interest.
Library of Medicine Announces High-Technology Medical Awards to
Support 24 Next Generation Internet Projects
you think the Information Highway can do a lot now, just look at
what's coming down the pike in the medical field. The National Library
of Medicine has announced awards to support the Next Generation
Internet (NGI) program. "The availability of the NGI will lead to
a whole new set of applications that are based on the ability to
control, feel, and manipulate devices at a distance, said Michael
J. Ackerman, Ph.D., coordinator of the projects. "To get an idea
of what we foresee, one need only read the terms used in the descriptions
of the projects: telepresence, tele-immersion, teletrauma, telemammography,
internetworking, and nomadic computing." NGI, announced in the fall
of 1996, combines the resources of the National Science Foundation,
the Department of Defense, NASA, and the National Library of Medicine.
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