Archive: 12/15/2009

'Happy housewife' myth debunked by new book

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many believe that 1950s cinema portrayed women as complacent, conservative housewives who liked nothing better than to rustle up a three-course meal for their hardworking husbands, but a new book has shown ...

Dec 15, 2009
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NASA tech zooms in on water and land

In a pilot project that could help better manage the planet's strained natural resources, space-age technologies are helping a Washington state community monitor its water availability. NASA satellites and ...

Dec 15, 2009
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Pollution alters isolated thunderstorms

New climate research reveals how wind shear -- the same atmospheric conditions that cause bumpy airplane rides -- affects how pollution contributes to isolated thunderstorm clouds. Under strong wind shear ...

Dec 15, 2009
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FCC seeking to close programming access loophole

(AP) -- Federal regulators are seeking to close a loophole that allows cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming that they own from rival providers such as satellite TV.

Dec 15, 2009
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US-China showdown still looms over climate talks

(AP) -- In a showdown between the world's two largest polluters, China accused the United States and other rich nations Tuesday of backsliding on fighting global warming and the top U.S. envoy said Chinese ...

Dec 15, 2009
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