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Color Decoded: Stories That Span The Spectrum

How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.

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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

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Nimba Ulf Bandgren & John Stowell
Throop Ulf Bandgren & John Stowell
Flicker Marc Ribot
Big Bang Theory Theme Barenaked Ladies
Pleasure Point The Mattson 2

NATO has reported a spike in Russian military activity at sea and in NATO and other western European countries' airspace as tensions have mounted over Ukraine. Here, a Russian military long-range bomber aircraft flies in international airspace on Oct. 29. Royal Air Force/AP hide caption

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Russia And The West: Close Encounters Of The Cold War Kind

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Beacon Power President and CEO Barry Brits, at the company's plant in Hazle Township, Pa. He says a loan from the Department of Energy made it possible for his company to develop its flywheel energy storage technology. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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After Solyndra Loss, U.S. Energy Loan Program Turning A Profit

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The injuries Jack Blankenship sustained after a 300-pound rock pinned him to the ground while working in a coal mine prevent him from sitting for long periods of time or walking far. He says he's in constant pain. Anna Boiko-Weyrauch/NPR hide caption

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Miners At Risk Because Of Unpaid And Uncollected Fines

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