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House Revives Bill To Completely Repeal The Patriot Act, Dismantle NSA Spying

9:06 PM 03/24/2015<p>Some of the strongest reforms to the U.S. national security apparatus ever introduced in Congress were revived Tuesday by a pair of …

Surveillance

Lockheed Laser Destroys A Truck From A Mile Away

Lasers versus trucks: The future of war is a Transformers movie<p>We are undeniably living in the future. Today, the evidence is this glowing-red hole burnt straight through a truck’s engine by a high-powered laser at a distance of one mile Released this week, the above photo shows just what Lockheed …

Neural Implants Let Paralyzed Woman Fly Plane With Her Mind

In a DARPA simulation, that is<p>Imagine piloting an airplane with your mind. No hands on the controls, no feet on the pedals, just thoughts and then movement through the sky. For all of you who aren’t Jan Scheuermann, this is just fantasy.<p>Scheuermann was paralyzed by a rare disease years ago, but …

Letter to a Young Army Ranger (From an Old One)

<b>Why the War on Terror Shouldn’t Be Your Battle</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Dear Aspiring Ranger,<p>You’ve probably just graduated from high school and you’ve undoubtedly already signed an Option 40 contract guaranteeing you a shot at the Ranger indoctrination program (R.I.P.). If you make it …

Obama to propose free community college program for up to 9 million students

The White House on Thursday announced a proposal that President Barack Obama said would make community college "free for everybody who is willing to work for it." But administration officials provided no details about the program's costs or where the money would come to pay for it.<p>Obama planned to …

'Terrorist commandos': Paris gunmen likely highly trained, say experts

French police have identified the three Islamist gunmen who mounted Wednesday's terrorist attack at a Paris satirical magazine's office and said one had been convicted of terrorism charges in 2008.<p>Two officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, named the suspects to the Associated Press as …

The 10 Most Incredible Weapon Systems Used By The Russian Army

Though the country is perhaps not considered the superpower it once was, Russia's armed forces have gone through a significant transformation since President Vladimir Putin's re-election in 2012. The army is being split into smaller, more dynamic brigades. The focus is on new technologies rather …