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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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GE to buy $345 mln of ads from NBC Universal

(AP) -- General Electric Co. has promised to buy at least $345 million in advertising from NBC Universal over five years after selling a controlling stake in the entertainment company to Comcast Corp., according to a regulatory ...

Dec 04, 2009
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JFK's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver dies at 88

(AP) -- President John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who carried on the family's public service tradition by founding the Special Olympics and championing the rights of the mentally disabled, ...

Aug 11, 2009
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Why Winning Athletes Are Getting Bigger

While watching swimmers line up during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, former Olympic swimmer and NBC Sports commentator Rowdy Gaines quipped that swimmers keep getting bigger, with the shortest one in ...

Jul 17, 2009
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Mice run faster on high-grade oil

Between the 1932 and 2008 Olympic Games, world record times of the men's 100m sprint improved by 0.6 seconds. Scientists at the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology in Austria have shown that an equivalent improvement can ...

Jun 29, 2009
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