AirTalk for January 24, 2013

First Female Unrestricted Line Officers Qualify In Submarines

Pentagon lifts ban on front line combat for women

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has announced officially that women will no longer be banned from front-line combat. On paper, women have been excluded since a 1994 Pentagon rule, but in practice tens of thousands have served in conflict. That fact sparked lawsuits by service women who were precluded from promotion without accredited combat experience.

Are you my father? There’s an app for that

The GenoDroid can instantly solve a paternity question or calculate the odds of you and a partner having a child with a genetic disease.
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Water tunnels for California

In his State of the State today, Brown endorsed a $14 billion proposal that would modernize California’s water distribution system.
2013 Consumer Electronics Show Highlights Newest Technology

Should ‘smart’ appliances stay dumb?

Have you purchased any of these disappointing appliances and been let down by the technology? Have you seen them in use? What do you wish your appliances could do? Think outside the ice box.
Lawry's the Prime Rib

MAP: Dining out old-school style in Los Angeles (Photos)

Peter Moruzzi tells about iconic mid-century restaurants in the U.S. and right here in Los Angeles. What’s your favorite classic watering hole? Which bygone haunts do you miss the most, and why?
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