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Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Onkalo aims to solve the 100,000-year problem of nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

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Business London-based investment firm Atomico has now raised a total of $1.5bn in funding, somewhat allaying fears of a post-Brexit slowdown in the tech sector

Atomico raises $765m to invest in European tech start-ups

London-based investment firm Atomico has now raised a total of $1.5bn in funding, somewhat allaying fears of a post-Brexit slowdown in the tech sector

Energy Argentina has agreed a $15bn investment deal with companies to boost production in Vaca Muerta, in return for lower labour costs and greater subsidies

Argentina joins oil and gas companies to invest in multi-billion-dollar shale bounty

Argentina has agreed a $15bn investment deal with companies to boost production in Vaca Muerta, in return for lower labour costs and greater subsidies

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Business Encouraged by runaway successes, investment has been easy to come by for tech start-ups, But the party might now be over

After the deluge, venture capital funding has dried up

Encouraged by runaway successes, investment has been easy to come by for tech start-ups, But the party might now be over

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Business As ‘bad’ biofuels affect global food supplies, now is the time for the industry to invest in alternatives

Rise of the big, bad biofuel industry

As ‘bad’ biofuels affect global food supplies, now is the time for the industry to invest in alternatives

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Strategy Crowdfunding is threatening to supplant the banking industry’s status as the go-to source of finance for small businesses, writes Matt Timms

Crowdfunding changes the face of small business financing

Crowdfunding is threatening to supplant the banking industry’s status as the go-to source of finance for small businesses, writes Matt Timms

Featured The Star Wars franchise has revolutionised the special effects industry twice already, and, as a third trilogy of films prepares to hit the screens, it is likely to change things yet again. Rita Lobo looks at the modern visual effects industry, and how it is in a constant state of flux

How Star Wars changed the special effects industry

The Star Wars franchise has revolutionised the special effects industry twice already, and, as a third trilogy of films prepares to hit the screens, it is likely to change things yet again. Rita Lobo looks at the modern visual effects industry, and how it is in a constant state of flux

Technology The search engine giant has invested billions of dollars into promising technology companies - We count down Google's Top 5 acquisitions over the last year

Top 5: Google’s year in acquisitions

The search engine giant has invested billions of dollars into promising technology companies – We count down Google’s Top 5 acquisitions over the last year

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Business The New Economy interviews Sabrina Schütz-Oberländer, Managing Director of EAK (Made in Carinthia), on how the Austrian state has committed to being a centre of innovation

Sabrina Schütz-Oberländer | Made in Carinthia | Video

The New Economy interviews Sabrina Schütz-Oberländer, Managing Director of EAK (Made in Carinthia), on how the Austrian state has committed to being a centre of innovation

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Business The New Economy interviews Cheryl Packwood, CEO of Business Bermuda, on the advantages of investing in Bermuda

Cheryl Packwood on Bermuda | Business Bermuda | Video

The New Economy interviews Cheryl Packwood, CEO of Business Bermuda, on the advantages of investing in Bermuda

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Business The New Economy interviews Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of the Dubai Foreign Investment Office, on how it supports business growth

Fahad Al Gergaw on FDI | Dubai Foreign Investment Office

The New Economy interviews Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of the Dubai Foreign Investment Office, on how it supports business growth

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