US Women Out-Geeking Men

US Women Out-Geeking Men

Female US Internet users are now leading males in the use of social networking, DVRs, online network TV shows, and PC gaming, according to Solutions Research Group.

Based on surveys conducted in February 2008 and between October 2006 and November 2007, more women than men—42% of online women versus 41% of online men—had visited a social networking site in the past month.

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Video Game Sales Setting New Records

Video Game Sales Setting New Records

U.S. video game sales — including hardware and software — jumped 34 percent in February to hit $1.33 billion, even with two top-selling consoles in short supply, according to data from market researcher NPD Group.

Nintendo’s Wii and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 have been in such high demand stores are having a hard time keeping them in stock. Microsoft spokesman David Dennis said the company moved up shipments during the holidays and hasn’t been able to catch up since.

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US Plans “Disposable” Nuclear Batteries

 US Plans “Disposable” Nuclear Batteries

A US government-led plan to design small nuclear reactors for deployment in developing countries is continuing despite ongoing fears about security and proliferation risks.

The technology recognized is a self-stabilizing nuclear power source invented by Dr. Otis Peterson. It is a compact device capable of generating high levels of thermal power and is self-regulating to a constant temperature of operation.

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Puberty Arriving Earlier for American Females

 

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At 8 or 9 years old, the typical American schoolgirl is perfecting her cursive handwriting style. She’s picking out nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in sentences, memorizing multiplication tables and learning to read a thermometer. She’s a little girl with a lot to learn. And yet, in increasing numbers, when girls this age run across the playground in T-shirts, there is undeniable evidence that their bodies are blossoming. The first visible sign of puberty, breast budding, is arriving ever earlier in American girls.

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