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Snail venom could knock out pain – and opioid addiction

With an epidemic of addiction to opioid painkillers on the rise, researchers say they've found an alternative for pain relief from an unlikely source …

This is the real reason US airlines should be terrified of a European upstart you've never heard of

Last month, the US Department of Transportation tentatively approved the Irish — yes, Irish — airline's application to fly into the US.<p>You may be wondering why an airline called "Norwegian" would be based in Ireland. That's the root of the issue.<p>NAI is one of several subsidiaries operating under …

Aviation

Saudi Arabia may offer shares of state-owned oil company

Saudi Arabia, the world’s biggest crude exporter, is considering selling a stake in its state-owned oil company, which controls more than a tenth of the global oil market.<p>A potential initial public offering is under review for Saudi Arabian Oil, also known as Aramco, Mohammed bin Salman, the …

Oil

Congress Extends 'Ceasefire' On Medical Marijuana, but Can They Clear the Smoke?

President Obama extended a federal “cease fire” in the 20-year war on state medical cannabis programs on Friday evening, when he signed theFY 2016 omnibus appropriations bill. The bill contains the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment which prohibits the Department of Justice from interfering with state …

Cannabis

BAC Mono Marine Edition is the supercar for the superrich's superyacht

The world's biggest superyachts aren't merely isolated, ultra-luxurious vessels. They also carry other vehicles on board, known as tenders. They can be smaller boats, jet skis, miniature submarines, even helicopters. But BAC has another idea.<p>The British automaker responsible for the BAC Mono has …

Sports Cars

ChargePoint Home EV charger now available on Amazon

Both 16-Amp And 32-Amp Units Available<p>Plug-in vehicle charging-station maker ChargePoint has started selling its home-charging system for electric vehicles on online-retailing giant <i>Amazon</i>. The Northern California-based company is debuting ChargePoint Home, and is pricing the system between $499 and …

Electric Vehicles

U.S. Navy's F-35 test to include new helmet, full weapons load

A Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35C Joint Strike Fighter is shown before landing on the deck of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, while off the coast of California Thomson Reuters<p>By Andrea Shalal<p>FORT WORTH, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy's next round of carrier testing of the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35C …

Military

Researchers unveiled cloaking technology that the US military has been waiting for

Researchers Li Yi Hsu, Thomas Lepetit, and Boubacar Kante have succeeded in creating an ultra thin "dielectric metasurface cloak," which is composed of a multitude of ceramic cylinders embedded into a layer of Teflon.<p>Like an invisibility cloak, this coating could mask objects from visible light and …

Engineering

New hybrid solar cells generate 5 times more energy by harnessing sunlight and heat at the same time

Scientists have developed a new hybrid solar cell that harnesses the sun’s light and heat to create more energy than ever before, thanks to the …

How to invest when you're young and broke

<i>I never learned about "mutual funds" or "index funds" or "money market accounts"—it all seemed as relevant to my broke-ass existence as theology is to a goat. But these days I wonder if I missed out on a chance to turn a bad job into the equivalent of night business school. I've become increasingly</i> …

Personal Finance

Elegant Kirigami Solar Cells Generate 36% More Solar Energy

By borrowing from kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed solar cells that can …

Taranis stealth drone may see final test flights later this year

Tests on the unmanned aircraft named after the Celtic god of thunder have included “simulated weapons release”.<p>Britain’s top secret stealth drone will complete its third and possibly final round of test flights later this year, the Ministry of Defence has said.<p>The £200 million Taranis programme, …

New stethoscope shows how technology can reinvent health care

About 200 years ago, a French physician rolled a sheet of paper into a cylinder and held it up to the chest of a patient. The creation was crude and simple, but it worked. Rene Laenneac could better hear his patient's heartbeat, and the stethoscope was born.<p>Today, the stethoscope remains a fixture …