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It's been 75 years since a new generation of clear acrylics known as Lucite were born, changing interior design forever. The Lucite pieces in this room were designed by Coffinier Ku Design and fabricated by PlexiCraft. (Associated Press)

It's been 75 years since a new generation of clear acrylics known as Lucite were born, changing interior design forever. The Lucite pieces in this room were designed by Coffinier Ku Design and fabricated by PlexiCraft. (Associated Press)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

The Navy has sent four warships — USS Ramage, USS Mahan, USS Gravely and USS Barry — armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern Mediterranean Sea amid violence in Syria. Navy ships are capable of a variety of military actions, including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles as they did against Libya in 2011.