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DARPA Unveils Drone-Slaying War Laser

A weapon that used to be the size of a passenger jet now fits on the back of a flatbed truck. (Shark mounting apparatus sold separately.) DARPA is unveiling a portable laser weapons system, HELLADS , which seems like something out of a sci-fi movie. The new laser application, created by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems with a custom power system from Saft Batteries , will help change the way the American military fights future wars

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How Warby Parker Grew So Fast

Neil Blumenthal, founder of Warby Parker, explains how his company grew 500 percent in one year and beat its yearly sales projections in three weeks. Warby Parker, a fashionable eyeglass company based in New York City, has seen some explosive growth in the last year. The company launched in 2010.

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Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey Unveils a New Cask-Strength Expression

First came the original Redbreast 12 Year Old—mellow, floral, chill filtered, and bottled at 80 proof. Then we saw the reintroduction of the once-elusive non-chill filtered 92-proof Redbreast 15 Year Old. Now comes Redbreast 12 Year Old Cask Strength, the latest offering from cult favorite Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey, ...

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Olympian Fitness Featuring Lenda Murray

Olympian Fitness Featuring Lenda Murray

by Philippe Matthews We’ve heard it before, but we obviously need to hear it again — America is out of shape. According to recent health and fitness studies, over 30% of all adults are considered obese — 20% to 40% over ...

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New electromechanical circuit sets record beating microscopic ‘drum’

Described in the March 10 issue of Nature, the NIST experiments created strong interactions between microwave light oscillating 7.5 billion times per second and a "micro drum" vibrating at radio frequencies 11 million times per second. Compared to previously reported experiments combining microscopic machines and electromagnetic radiation, the rate of energy exchange in the NIST device -- the "coupling" that reflects the strength of the connection -- is much stronger, the mechanical vibrations last longer, and the apparatus is much easier to make.

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Army toughens fitness test for first time in 30 years

The Army plans to toughen its fitness tests for the first time in 30 years to make sure all soldiers have the strength, endurance and mobility for battle, adding exercises like running an obstacle course in full combat gear and dragging a body's weight.

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