Ideas
July 29, 2015 12:01 PM EDT
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1. This isn’t Star Wars: The military weapons of the near future are laser blasters and microwaves.

By Andrea Shalal at Reuters

2. Domestic violence is about power. This idea could level the playing field for survivors.

By Melissa Jeltsen in the Huffington Post

3. Here’s how Japan made something useful out of its golf course boom.

By Ariel Schwartz in Business Insider

4. The world needs ‘Fundraisers Without Borders.’

By Duncan Green in Oxfam’s From Poverty to Power

5. The next generation of superfast computers will use light instead of electricity. Here’s how.

By Ken Kingery at Duke Pratt School of Engineering

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