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Lockheed Laser Weapon Destroys Truck From a Mile Away

Witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational laser from Lockheed Martin. The victim: a small truck, which was disabled “in a matter of seconds” from more than a mile away by the device.

The 30-kilowatt laser burned through the truck’s engine manifold while the vehicle was mounted on a test manifold, the company announced earlier this week. While not ready for the battlefield yet, Lockheed Martin thinks its laser is destined for greater things.

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Man Arrested For Refusing To Unlock Phone At Border

Quebec man charged with obstructing border officials by refusing to give up his smartphone password says he will fight the charge.

The case has raised a new legal question in Canada, a law professor says.

Alain Philippon, 38, of Ste-Anne-des-Plaines, Que., refused to divulge his cellphone password to Canada Border Services Agency during a customs search Monday night at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

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5 myths about daylight saving time

Daylight saving time strikes again Sunday at 2 a.m., at least for every state outside Hawaii and Arizona. Though DST has been part of life in the United States since World War I, its origin and effects remain misunderstood, even by some of the lawmakers responsible for it. Here are some common myths.

1. Daylight saving time was meant to help farmers.
2. The extra daylight makes us healthier and happier.
3. It helps us conserve energy.
4. DST benefits businesses.
5. Standard time is standard.

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Man Posts Pictures To Sell His Never-Been-Used 1956 Kitchen

Nathan Chandler posted pictures to sell his kitchen on Flickr. This is no ordinary kitchen, though. The house itself was built in 1956, and the kitchen is equipped with vintage GE appliances. The extraordinary part? The house hasn’t been occupied and the appliances have never been used!

Take a look at this delightful tour of the kitchen, a true historic walk-through! Read more…

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Apple Watch Wins Prestigious Design Award

The Apple Watch isn’t even for sale, yet it’s already won a major award.

The upcoming smartwatch has been lauded by winning gold in the 2015 iF Design Awards. Given out every year since 1954 by the Germany-based iF International Forum Design, the awards — gold in particular — are considered prestigious honors in the design community as judges must pick the top products from among 2,000 entries and a variety of categories.

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