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    Humvee-Mounted Howitzer Dazzles at Modern Day Marine

    Original @ Defensetech An Illinois-based company has developed a stabilized 105mm cannon system designed to be mounted on the back of Humvees, Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and similar-sized… [...]

    US Needs 400 New Nuclear ICBMs to Deter ‘Crazy World’: General

    Original @ Defensetech NATIONAL Harbor, Md. — “We are in a crazy world” of proliferating nuclear threats that will persist for generations to come and require the U.S…. [...]

    Future of legalized cannabis focus of expert panel discussion in cannabis journal

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories In the roundtable entitled “Expert Panel on Understanding Cannabis: Medicine, Society, Government,” the panelists shared their views on topics ranging from what actions U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions might take, the business of growing and selling… [...]

    A pirate site explores a new way of paying for the internet that doesn’t involve ads

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories To say that advertising as the main business model of the internet is in a crisis would be an understatement. For a start, there is the fact that Google and Facebook between them suck up most of the revenue from digital advertising. They accounted for … [...]

    Hurricanes, flood insurance and the dangers of ‘business as usual’

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, it was reported that up to 80% of home damages were not insured. Insurance schemes are widely advocated as a means of facilitating recovery from – or resilience to – natural and human-made disasters. For those without insurance, or who are under-insured, recovery prospects are bleak. Many such people – who are often already living in precarious situations – will leave their homes, never to return, or will live in properties that are unfit for habitation. [...]

    Bike-sharing schemes might seem like a waste of space, but the economics makes sense

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Have you ever walked past (or tripped over) a shared bike and wondered how it’s possible for the business to survive with a ride costing as little as A$2 per half hour? [...]

    The Engine announces investments in first group of startups

    Original @ MIT News – Aeronautical and astronautical engineering New venture launched by MIT will support “tough-tech” companies at work on transformative ideas that take time to commercialize. [...]

    Air Force Tests New System to Monitor for Hypoxia Problems

    Original @ Defensetech The Air Force is testing a breathing and cockpit environment monitoring system developed by Cobham to provide data to address the continuing problem of pilots… [...]

    Fake news more likely to thrive online due to lowered fact-checking

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories The power and proliferation of fake online news stems not only from its apparent ubiquity but also from a sense of the presence of others that social media sites create, according to new research conducted by Gita Johar, the Meyer Feldberg Professor of… [...]

    Identifying optimal product prices

    Original @ MIT News – Civil and environmental engineering New research describes a price-optimization method to increase online retailers’ revenue, market share, and profit. [...]