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New Ford Auto Will Force European Drivers To Obey Speed Limit

Engadget's description of the new Ford S-Max car and its Intelligent Speed Limiter technology is both fascinating and creepy as hell: "A camera mounted on the windshield scans the road signs on the sides of the highway and, when the vehicle enters a 20mph zone, the system reduces the top speed to match. Rather than controlling the speed with automatic braking, the car limits its own velocity by adjusting the amount of fuel being pushed to the engine."
AFP

How New Thinking in Missile Defense Could Lead to Better Defense— and Better Politics

Here’s an interesting headline that appeared in the March 18 Washington Business Journal: “DOD deputy secretary to industry: Come up with a new missile defense solution, and we'll fund it.” The news item detailed a speech by Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work to a conference in Washington, DC, making defense contractors an offer that’s hard to refuse: If you can build it, we will buy it.
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Buzz Aldrin to NASA: ‘Get Your Ass to Mars’

Apollo 11 and Gemini 12 astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been enlisting the help of famous scientist Stephen Hawking, actress Marily Monroe, Albert Einstein’s birthday, Pi Day, landmark Stonehenge and other iconic entities in a series of social media posts promoting his plan for NASA to make a space voyage to the red planet, Mars.
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Study: Liberal Smiles Are Happier than Conservative Smiles

Ongoing studies show that conservatives tend to be happier than liberals. But the authors of a new study dispute that. They say conservatives are just a bit delusional about their own happiness. Their study says the crinkliness of conservative eyes, or the lack thereof, gives the happiness game away to the left.
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Ted Cruz Unhappy with NASA’s New Focus on Global Warming

As chairman of the Senate Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee, Texas Republican Ted Cruz is on a mission -- to get NASA back on course regarding it's original focus, space, and less on what many view as pseudo-science: global warming research.
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The ‘Crime’ of Dr. Wei-Hock Soon

Wei-Hock Soon’s “crime” is being a scientist who sincerely believes that the global warming of the 1900s was caused by a rise in solar output, whereas most scientists believe that you and I are to blame because we use fossil fuels. What is particularly appalling about his crime is that he has actually substantiated his views in scientific journals and argued for them in public.
Long39

Author: Explain the US Constitution Like a Techie

Breitbart News interviewed Liz Long, author of “The Constitution: It’s the OS for the US,” at CPAC 2015. She explained how the Constitution (when operating properly) could be compared to a computer operating system that makes all of it’s parts
Tuuka Rask

Scientist Names Wasp After Tuuka Rask

A researcher from Greater Boston discovered a new wasp species in Kenya. He stuck to his roots and named it Thaumatodryinus tuukkaraski after the Boston Bruins goaltender, Tuuka Rask.
Donald Trump

Trump: Vaccine Dosage Linked to Autism

Real estate mogul and “Apprentice” host Donald Trump talked vaccines, tax returns, Common Core, illegal immigration, and Israel in a wide-ranging interview set to air on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Trump said that while he is a “total believer” in

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