Archive: 11/18/2009

Switching cell phones takes emotional toll

She's gone. We were the best of friends, constant companions -- literally, because I carried her day and night in the left-front pocket of my jeans. For five years we roamed the world together, or at least the United States, ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Bosses exaggerate women's family-work conflict

(PhysOrg.com) -- Decades into the era of two-earner households, the virtues of family-friendly policies are all but universally assumed in the corporate world. But now new research suggests serious potential pitfalls for ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Black Friday: On your mark, get set, go!

(PhysOrg.com) -- For most Americans, Thanksgiving Day means a flurry of food, family and football. But the real frenzy begins the day after, say researchers at the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University.

dateNov 18, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Crashing the size barrier

Like surfers on monster waves, electrons can ride waves of plasma to very high energies in a very short distance. Scientists have proven that plasma acceleration works. Now they're developing it as a way to ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in General Physics
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Internet still under US grip: forum delegates

The Internet is still under the control of the United States, participants at a governance forum said, despite a move by America to loosen its grip over the private corporation that administers the net.

dateNov 18, 2009 in Internet
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