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I keep repeating this stuff. Because it bears repeating. In Iraq, Obama took a war that we had won at a considerable expense in lives and treasure, and threw it away for the callowest of political reasons. In Syria and Libya, he involved us in wars of choice without Congressional authorization, and proceeded to hand victories to the Islamists. Obama’s policy here has been a debacle of the first order, and the press wants to talk about Bush as a way of protecting him. Whenever you see anyone in the media bringing up 2003, you will know that they are serving as palace guard, not as press.Related: Obama’s Betrayal Of The Iraqis.

Glenn Reynolds

Next Big Future: First white laser paves way for better computer screens, televisions and laser wifi 1000 times faster than wifi

More luminous and energy efficient than LEDs, white lasers look to be the future in lighting and light-based wireless communication.

While lasers were invented in 1960 and are commonly used in many applications, one characteristic of the technology has proven unattainable. No one has been able to create a laser that beams white light.

Researchers at Arizona State University have solved the puzzle. They have proven that semiconductor lasers are capable of emitting over the full visible color spectrum, which is necessary to produce a white laser.

Source: Next Big Future: First white laser paves way for better computer screens, televisions and laser wifi 1000 times faster than wifi

Next Big Future: DARPA funds next phase of XS-1 spaceplane project

Darpa has now awarded three contracts to Boeing, Masten Space Systems and Northrop Grumman, which will subcontract Virgin Galactic, to develop a demonstration vehicle, identify and reduce risks to the technologies on board, and come up with a plan to build and flight-test the spaceplane. Each of three companies got $6.5 million for Phase 1B of XS-1 program.

Source: Next Big Future: DARPA funds next phase of XS-1 spaceplane project