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 In experiments performed at UC San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute, electrical engineers were able to increase the power of optical signals nearly 20 fold, deciphering information after it had travelled a record-breaking 7,400 miles, without the use of costly electronic regenerators.

In optical fibers, information is transmitted via carriers that operate across a range of different frequencies. As we beam more laser light through our cables faster, the amount of “crosstalk,” or interference, between these carriers goes up. (Imagine a person shouting down a long corridor, his voice echoing and distorting with increasing distance. Similar idea.) Eventually, we reach a point where the signal becomes so distorted that it can’t be decoded at the other end.

To break that distortion-induced capacity limit, the researchers developed wideband “frequency combs” that essentially condition streams of information before they’re sent out, such that any interference that occurs along the way is predictable. At the receiving end of the fiber, the information can unscrambled and fully restored.

Said Nikola Alic of the Qualcomm Institute, a lead author on the new Science paper:

Today’s fiber optic systems are a little like quicksand. With quicksand, the more you struggle, the faster you sink. With fiber optics, after a certain point, the more power you add to the signal, the more distortion you get, in effect preventing a longer reach. Our approach removes this power limit, which in turn extends how far signals can travel in optical fiber without needing a repeater.
 
Making the Internet work better. #technews   #ucsdresearch  
So, that Internet apocalypse that’s going to befall us when our fiber optic cables max out? Maybe not so much. On Thursday, engineers reported in Science that they’d broken the “capacity limit” for fiber optic transmission, opening the door to future networks that carry more data further at lower costs.
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Leading computational biologist Jill P. Mesirov, PhD, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for computational health sciences and professor of medicine at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center. Mesirov most recently served as associate director and chief informatics officer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where she directed the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Program. http://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases/Pages/2015-06-24-mesirov-assoc-vice-chancellor-computational-health.aspx
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Thank you, for considering New York State's Waiting Children. All the children photolisted on the website are legally freed for adoption. Each child’s narrative is intended to introduce you to the child while respecting the child’s right to privacy. The narrative is not intended to provide a detailed description of the child’s history or current needs. When it is determined to be in the child’s best interest, the agency contact will share more detailed information about the child with individuals who may be able to provide a permanent connection and/or adoptive home for the child.

You will find the name and phone number of the child’s agency contact in the child’s summary. It is helpful to provide the child’s photo listing ID when speaking with agency contacts. Families can also obtain the contact information by e-mailing the New York State Adoption Services office.

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When requesting more information on a child, please be aware that you may not be given any identifying information until the agency has received a copy of your Homestudy and has determined your family is a potential match for the child.

NYS residents wishing to begin the Homestudy process can refer to the Adoption Information on this the web site. In addition, you can contact your local social service district.

Out of state residents, who are not approved as an adoptive family, should consult with your state's adoption agency. However, if your family is approved as an adoptive family, refer to the information on Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, located under Adoption Information on this web site.
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Desde 2009 WWF Programa Galápagos trabaja para la recuperación de la pesquería de langosta roja y verde en las islas. El trabajo consiste en asesoría y financiamiento para cumplir los objetivos del Capítulo de Pesca del Plan de Manejo de las Áreas Protegidas de Galápagos.
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Por su importancia pesquera, las especies de langosta espinosa principales en Ecuador son: langosta roja (Panulirus penicillatus) y langosta verde (Panulirus gracilis). Estas langostas tienen cuernos prominentes en la parte frontal de la cabeza, espinas en la parte dorsal y tienen antenas largas. La diferencia principal entre estas dos especies es el color con las que se les nombra comúnmente, además en Galápagos la langosta verde suele tener tamaños mayores que la roja. También tienen hábitat diferente, la langosta roja vive en fondos rocosos y con aguas claras. Mientras que la langosta verde prefiere fondos rocosos y arenosos con aguas turbias propias de bahías con manglares. Las langostas rojas se pueden ver en grupos, mientras que la langosta verde es solitaria o en ocasiones se las puede ver en parejas. En la costa continental de Ecuador la langosta verde es la que se pesca y en Galápagos se pescan ambas especies, siendo la langosta roja la principal.
Amenazas:
Actualmente más de la mitad de los pescadores con licencia se dedican a otras actividades. Este esfuerzo pesquero pasivo podría  reactivarse en cualquier momento generando de nuevo sobrepesca.
Cambios ambientales que generan modificaciones en el ecosistema. La larva de la langosta es muy vulnerable a cambios ambientales como corrientes o temperaturas, lo que puede producir efecto en la densidad de poblaciones.
Retos en conjunto con DPNG, Sector Pesquero y WWF
Actualización del registro pesquero para identificar los pescadores en actividad
Mejoramiento del monitoreo en muelle y subacuático para conocer el efecto ambiental de de otros factores sobre las poblaciones de langosta en Galápagos.
Desde 2009 WWF Programa Galápagos trabaja para la recuperación de la pesquería de langosta roja y verde en las islas. El trabajo consiste en asesoría y financiamiento para cumplir los objetivos del Capítulo de Pesca del Plan de Manejo de las Áreas Protegidas de Galápagos. Específicamente se han aportado insumos técnicos para la toma de decisión de la pesquería tales como diseño de monitoreos y cálculo de cuotas; se ha transferido tecnología al Sector Pesquero de Galápagos para mantener y comercializar langostas vivas; se han probado nuevos métodos de captura; se han elaborado estudios mercado; se ha financiado al centro de acopio de la cooperativa de pesca de isla Santa Cruz para ser certificada ante el Instituto Nacional de Pesca y; se ha diseñado el Sello de Origen para darles valor a los productos pesqueros de Galápagos. Después de varios años de sobreexplotación, actualmente la pesquería de langosta espinosa en Galápagos se considera en fase de recuperación. El trabajo continuo de WWF Programa Galápagos junto con socios como el Parque Nacional Galápagos, Sector Pesquero de Galápagos y organizaciones no gubernamentales, pretende lograr la total recuperación de las langostas espinosas.
Fuentes:
Fischer W., Krupp F., Schneider W., Sommer C., Carpenter K.E. y Niem V.H. 1995. Guía FAO para la identificación de especiespara los fines de la pesca. Pacífico centro-oriental. Vol.I. Plantas e invertebrados. Roma, FAO.
Hearn A. 2004. Evaluación de las poblaciones de langostas en la Reserva Marina de Galápagos. PNG-FCD.
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At 41 metres in circumference and 7 metres in height, this huge Porites coral in the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa may well be the largest coral on the planet. Local divers have nicknamed it "Big Momma" and it is 535 years old!

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1. What is the maximum length of oligo that can be produced? 
Coupling efficiency is the major factor affecting the length of DNA that can be synthesized. Base composition and synthesis scales will also be contributing factors. Table 2 shows that at 99% coupling efficiency, a crude solution of synthesized 95-mers would contain 38% full-length product and 62% (nx) failure sequences. This is before other chemical effects have been taken into account such as depurination. Depurination mainly affects the base A. The frequency of depurination is small but will increase significantly with primer length. For these reasons, we specify a maximum length of 100 bases, which we believe is the maximum length that can be synthesized routinely and economically. 

2. Why does my DNA oligo have mutations? 
It is important to differentiate naturally occurring mutations linked to the chemical nature of the oligo manufacturing process from the perceived mutations that occur when desalted oligos are used in certain applications.

The naturally occurring mutations is an event inherent to the chemical synthesis of the oligos and the chances of having one single insertion or deletion in a given oligo of about 30 bases is about 2%. Invitrogen will be happy to replace any oligo that falls into this category.

With regards to the perceived mutations, following DNA synthesis, the completed DNA chain is released from the solid support by incubation in basic solutions such as ammonium hydroxide. This solution contains the required full-length oligo but also contains all of the DNA chains that were aborted during synthesis (failure sequences). If a 30-mer was synthesized, the solution would also contain 29 mer failures, 28 mer failures, 27 mer failures etc. The amount of failure sequences present is influenced by the coupling efficiency. For an oligo of this type, the percentage of full-length oligo would be between 74 and 54%, assuming a 99 or 98% coupling efficiency. This percentage is even lower when you consider oligos that are longer.

Because the oligos are synthesized from 3' to 5' end, the primers that are desalted and not purified for length will have missing bases at the 5' end. Hence, oligos that are desalted are only recommended for diagnostic PCR, micro array or sequencing. Invitrogen recommends purification of the oligos if they will be used in certain demanding applications such as mutagenesis or cloning, especially if restriction sites are added to the 5' end of them.

Other sources of perceived mutations for both desalted and purified oligos are sequencing artifacts, point mutation introduced during PCR, unstable stem loop structures in the primers, propagation of the plasmid DNA after cloning in an E. coli strain that is muS, mutD or mutT or a silent mutation selected by the bacterial strain because of codon usage in that strain.

3. When I place an order for 10 oligos, sometimes 1 or 2 are delayed why is this? 
DNA synthesis is a complicated process which has improved significantly over the last 10 years. Despite these improvements, all manufacturers have an inherent failure rate. We are constantly developing our processes and systems to minimize these losses, however it is inevitable that we will occasionally have to re-make some oligos. When ordering, you can choose whether you like to receive partial orders or not on the ordering forms.

4. How are oligos made? 
Oligos are made using an DNA synthesizer which is basically a computer-controlled reagent delivery system. The first base is attached to a solid support, usually a glass or polystyrene bead, which is designed to anchor the growing DNA chain in the reaction column. DNA synthesis consists of a series of chemical reactions.

Table 1. Steps in making oligos

I Deblocking The first base, attached to the solid support via a chemical linker arm, is deprotected by removing the Trityl protecting group. This produces a free 5’ OH group to react with the next base.
II Coupling The next base is added, which couples to the first base.
III Capping Any of the first bases, which failed to react are capped. These failed bases will play no further part in the synthesis cycle.
IV Oxidation The bond between the first base and successfully coupled second base is oxidized to stabilize the growing chain.
V Deblocking The 5’ Trityl group is removed from the base, which has been added.
Each cycle of reactions results in the addition of a single DNA base. A chain of DNA bases can be built by repeating the synthesis cycles until the desired length is achieved.

5. What is coupling efficiency? 
Coupling efficiency is a way of measuring how efficiently the DNA synthesizer is adding new bases to the growing DNA chain.

If every available base on the DNA chain reacted successfully with the new base, the coupling efficiency would be 100%. Few chemical reactions are 100% efficient. During DNA synthesis, the maximum coupling efficiency obtainable is normally around 99%. This means that at every coupling step approximately 1% of the available bases fail to react with the new base being added.

6. How do you measure coupling efficiency? 
The Trityl group is colorless when attached to a DNA base but gives a characteristic orange color once removed. The intensity of this color can be measured by UV spectrophotometry and is directly related to the number of Trityl molecules present. By comparing the Absorbance of Trityl releases throughout synthesis, it is possible to calculate the percentage of bases coupling successfully and hence the coupling efficiency.

7. Why is coupling efficiency important? 
Coupling efficiency is important as the effects are cumulative during DNA synthesis. Table 1 shows the effect of a 1% difference in coupling efficiency and how this influences the amount of full-length product available following synthesis of different length oligos. Even with a relatively short oligo of 20 bases, a 1% difference in coupling efficiency can mean 15% more of the DNA present following synthesis is full-length product.

Table 2. How coupling efficiency affect purity of synthesized oligos

No. of bases added 99% Coupling 98% Coupling
  Full-length Failures Full-length Failures
1 99 1 98 2
2 98.01 1.99 96.04 3.96
3 97.03 2.97 94.12 5.88
10 90.44 9.56 81.71 18.29
20 81.79 18.21 66.76 33.24
30 73.79 26.03 54.55 45.45
50 60.5 39.5 36.42 63.58
95 38.49 61.51 14.67 85.33
8. How do I determine the percentage of full-length oligonucleotide? 
The percentage of full-length oligonucleotide depends on the coupling efficiency of the chemical synthesis. The average efficiency is close to 99%. To calculate the percentage of full-length oligonucleotide, use the formula: 0.99n-1 Therefore, 79% of the oligonucleotide molecules in the tube are 25 bases long; the rest are <25 bases. If you are concerned about starting with a preparation of oligonucleotide that is full-length you may want to consider cartridge, PAGE, or HPLC purification.

9. How do I reconstitute my oligonucleotide? 
Dissolve the oligonucleotide in TE [10 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.0), 1 mM EDTA]. TE is recommended over deionized water since the pH of the water is often slightly acidic and can cause hydrolysis of the oligonucleotide.

10. How long can I store the oligonucleotide? 
The lyophilized oligonucleotide is stable at -20°C for at least 1 year. The oligonucleotide dissolved in TE is stable for at least 6 months at -20°C or 4°C. The oligonucleotide dissolved in water is stable for at least 6 months at -20°C in the absence of nucleases. Be sure the water used is at neutral pH to avoid depurination. Do not store oligonucleotides in water at 4°C.

11. Guidelines for primer design for PCR 
The ideal PCR primer pair anneals to unique sequences that flank the target and not to other sequences in the sample. Poorly designed primers may amplify other, nontarget sequences. The following guidelines describe the desirable characteristics of a primer sequence:

Typical primers are 18 to 24 nucleotides.
Select primers that are 40% to 60% GC or mirror the GC content of the template.
Avoid complementary sequences at the 3’ end of primer pairs.
Avoid a GC-rich 3’ end.
Design primers with G or C residues in the 5’ and central regions.
Avoid mismatches with the target at the 3’ end.
Avoid sequences with the potential to form internal secondary structure.
12. Synthesis Scale for PCR Applications 
When ordering custom oligos for PCR applications, the scale of synthesis determines the number of reactions provided. The table below assumes a 100 µl PCR reaction and a final oligo concentration of 0.1 to 0.5 µM.

Table 3. Oligo scale for PCR Applications.

Scale of Synthesis Estimated Number of Reactions
25 nmole 500 to 2,500
50 nmole 1,000 to 5,000
200 nmole 4,000 to 20,000
1 µmole 20,000 to 100,000
10 µmole 100,000 to 1,000,000
13. Annealing temperature for PCR primers 
An important parameter for primers is the melting temperature Tm. This is the temperature at which 50% of the primer and its complementary sequence are present in a duplex DNA molecule. The Tm is necessary to establish an annealing temperature for PCR. Reasonable annealing temperatures range from 55°C to 70°C. Annealing temperatures are generally about 5°C below the Tm of the primers. Since most formulas provide an estimated Tm value, the annealing temperature is only a starting point. Specificity for PCR can be increased by analyzing several reactions with increasingly higher annealing temperatures.

14. Calculating Yield for Normalized Oligos 
When requesting concentration and volume normalization, values selected must be equal to or less than the nmol estimate of the OD guarantee for the longest oligo in the order (plates) at the selected starting synthesis scale. For example, an order of 20mers at the 25nmol starting synthesis scale has a specified concentration of 100µM and volume of 100µl, this specification would be consistent with the 2OD, or approximately 10nmol, minimum ending yield guarantee based on the following calculation:

[µM concentration] x [µl volume] = [pmol of yield], and [1000pmol = 1nmol]

Therefore, [100µM] x [100µl] = 10000pmol = 10nmol

To receive the entire synthesis yield, which is equal to or greater than the minimum guaranteed ending yield, specify a concentration value only when ordering. Each oligo in the order will be provided with variable volume (the entire synthesis yield) at the specified concentration.
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solve 21st century technological challenges, society will rely upon today's undergraduate engineering and computer science programs and their ability to prepare diverse communities of students with professional skills.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorates for Engineering, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, and Education and Human Resources have jointly awarded $12 million to engineering and computer science departments to enact groundbreaking, scalable and sustainable changes in undergraduate education.

The engineering and computer science professions have a large potential to address national priorities and societal grand challenges," said Pramod Khargonekar, NSF assistant director for engineering. "To flourish in the future, engineering and computer science must attract and retain people from all sectors of society."

These five-year, $2 million awards are part of NSF's multiyear effort to help universities substantially improve the professional formation of engineers and computer scientists--the formal and informal processes and value systems by which people become experts in these fields. A key component is support for revolutionizing engineering departments, an NSF activity known as RED.

"An underlying premise of RED is that department heads can be critical levers for change," said Donna Riley, NSF program director for engineering education research. "RED focuses on transforming department structure and faculty reward systems to stimulate comprehensive change in policies, practices and curricula."

The RED projects will build upon successful innovations in the introductory and capstone years to improve the entire undergraduate experience, including technical core courses during sophomore and junior years, extracurricular professional activities and student transfer from two- to four-year institutions. The awards also may support faculty development, faculty incentives and inclusive academic cultures.

The RED investment aligns with the NSF-wide undergraduate STEM education initiative, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE).

NSF made six RED awards in fiscal year 2015:

Anil Bajaj and co-investigators Edward Berger, Elizabeth Briody and Edward Morrison will focus on the Purdue University mechanical engineering department with the project "An Engineering Education Skunkworks to Spark Departmental Revolution" (1519412).Anthony Maciejewski and co-investigators Zinta Byrne, Thomas Chen and Michael De Miranda will focus on the Colorado State University department of electrical and computer engineering with the project "Revolutionizing Roles to Reimagine Integrated Systems of Engineering Formation" (1519438).Mary Lou Maher and co-investigators Bojan Cukic, Celine Latulipe, Jamie Payton and Steven Rogelberg will focus on the University of North Carolina at Charlotte computer science department with the project "The Connected Learner: Design Patterns for Transforming Computing and Informatics Education" (1519160).Ann McKenna and co-investigators Samantha Brunhaver, Shawn Jordan, Nadia Kellam and Micah Lande will focus on the Arizona State University Polytechnic School's department of engineering and manufacturing engineering with the project "Additive Innovation: An Educational Ecosystem of Making and Risk Taking" (1519339).Chell Roberts and co-investigators Michelle Camacho Ming Huang, Susan Lord and Rick Olson will engage the University of San Diego school of engineering (including departments of electrical, industrial and systems, and mechanical engineering) in the project "Developing Changemaking Engineers" (1519453).James Sweeney and co-investigators Michelle Bothwell, Milo Koretsky, Devlin Montfort and Susan Nolen will focus on the Oregon State University department of chemical, biomedical and environmental engineering with the project "Shifting Departmental Culture to Re-Situate Learning and Instruction" (1519467).

The teams will share ideas and begin forming an RED community at an NSF workshop in July 2015.

NSF plans to call for proposals for RED again in FY 2016.

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Laboratory Assistant / Technician in scientific research in Biotechnolgy, Marine Pharmaceuticals, Research Vessels Floating Lab Help, Stem Cell, Marine Algae / Biofuels, Kelp Farm, Coral Ecology Environmental.

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SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_about.php
SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is a scientific area whose goal is to detect intelligent life outside Earth.
One approach, known as radio SETI, uses radio telescopes to listen for narrow-bandwidth radio signals from space. Such signals are not known to occur naturally, so a detection would provide evidence of extraterrestrial technology.

In 1995, David Gedye proposed doing radio SETI using a virtual supercomputer composed of large numbers of Internet-connected computers, and he organized the SETI@home project to explore this idea. SETI@home was originally launched in May 1999.

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Understanding and predicting the rules that govern this complex folding process
Proteins folding and interaction with other molecules - Participating since 2006

3-dimensional shapes of proteins in research - finding cures - help designing new proteins to fight diseases - Your Computer can help. Rosetta@home is not for profit. http://boinc.bakerlab.org/rosetta/

Why predict and design protein structures and complexes?

Proteins are the molecular machines and building blocks of life. Their functions and interactions are critical for the chemical and biological framework and processes of all living organisms.
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Einstein@Home is a program that uses your computer's idle time to search for gravitational waves from spinning neutron stars (also called pulsars) using data from the LIGO gravitational wave detector.

Einstein@Home also searches for radio pulsars in binary systems, using data from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

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chemical structure of these molecules permits to observe and measure the magnetic characteristics of individual molecules
"chemical engineering" Physicists
Goal of this research project is to increase the basic understanding in the field of the molecular magnetism... International co-operation

Spinhenge@home uses the inactive processor resources of your computer and when the screensaver is active, instead of the usual display, one of our graphics will be displayed. With your participation you will actively support the research of nano-magnetic molecules. In the future these molecules will be used in localised tumor chemotherapy and to develop tiny memory-modules.

Spinhenge@home is completely non-profit and only for educational and scientific purposes.
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Quantum Theory - Quantum Chemistry -  predict the structure and reactivity of molecules important to chemistry and life sciences.
... quantum chemical equations for real life systems require huge amounts of computing power.

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Quantum Monte Carlo (QMC)
- is a very promising method new to Quantum Chemistry. One of the major advantages of QMC is the ability to perform massively parallel calculations, which can be utilized to broaden the horizon of calculable systems by distributing the work over hundreds or even thousands of processors.

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World Community Grid brings people together from across the globe to create the largest non-profit computing grid benefiting humanity.

Projects Participating in since 2006:
Computing for Clean Water
The Clean Energy Project
Help Cure Muscular Dystrophy
Help Conquer Cancer
Human Proteome Folding - Phase 2
FightAIDS@Home
Discovering Dengue Drugs - Together
Nutritious Rice for the World
Genome Comparison
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SIMAP database is a huge bioinformatic resource
Since 2006

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Protein sequence comparison is one of the most powerful tools in computational biology. It allows characterizing protein sequences based on the information that is preserved in evolution. Many computational methods in biology and medicine are based on protein sequence analysis, e.g. to predict the function and structure of genes and proteins. SIMAP facilitates these methods by providing pre-calculated protein similarities and protein domains

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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
A Combination of Locals, Beach Surfers, White Collar & Blue Collar crowd... Great Burgers and Irish Feeling... with Live Music (female & male duos... guitar, singing, etc.) . It feels like a great cozy Neighborhood Pub with Fireplaces to sit around and chat with your friends. Different nights has Karaoke, Tuesday buy one burger get one free, Friday's Happy Hours 4 to 7 50% off appetizers .... check out their web page menu. Great Friendly Staff: Kyle, Tyler, Dalia, Britt... all are amicable and customer service oriented .... even during crowded nights they will try to please you! Tuesday Two Timin' Tuesdays - All Day - 2-4-1 Burgers & 2-4-1 Breakfast Entrees Wednesday Wine Up Wednesdays - 50% off all bottles of wine all day long! Thursday 1/2 Off Select Martinis - All Day - Check out our Featured Martinis for your Drinking Pleasure! Celebrate Your Birthday With Us - If it's your birthday week, you get a FREE dinner entree! - Thursday Nights from 5PM Friday Fabulous Friday Happy Hour - 50% Off All Appetizers - 4-7pm Saturday & Sunday Enjoy $4 Bloody Mary's - Early Mornings During Breakfast Bottle of Champagne with Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice only $20 - Early Mornings During Breakfast
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
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I have been going to Tropical Star for the last 15 years on and off. Owners and Staff are friendly and the food is great. I like their Colombian dish with Tostones (Patacones -Green Platain), Yuca, Andean Potatoes, Arepa, Chorizo. I like their Bistec (steak with onions, home made (thin-slice) french fries). Empanadas, the South-American Andean Tropical Fruits Smoothies (either with milk or plain water) are sensational to those people with good taste buds and a very eccentric palate. They also sell the concentration/extraction of the fruit's pulp either frozen without sugar or in containers (with sugar) and ready to mix by adding only H2O, milk, almond unsweetened (diamond milk). I highly recommended specially if you are from any Latino American Country and are missing your mother home-cook meals.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago