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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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Featured In a bid to integrate the Internet of Things into smart buildings, Huawei has renewed its links to Honeywell at the world's largest tech fair - CeBIT 2017

Huawei brings IoT to smart city plans

In a bid to integrate the Internet of Things into smart buildings, Huawei has renewed its links to Honeywell at the world’s largest tech fair – CeBIT 2017

Technology In a vastly different approach to competitors, UPS is looking at how drones can support its drivers instead of replacing them

UPS debuts drone-launching truck

In a vastly different approach to competitors, UPS is looking at how drones can support its drivers instead of replacing them

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Technology Instant messaging app Whatsapp has introduced a new time-limited content sharing feature in an obvious attempt to compete with Snapchat

Facebook fires up Snapchat rivalry with new ‘status’ feature on Whatsapp

Instant messaging app Whatsapp has introduced a new time-limited content sharing feature in an obvious attempt to compete with Snapchat

Technology Responding to consumer trends, Facebook's new video features will bring the company one step closer to challenging YouTube's dominance

Facebook ups its game with new video app and features

Responding to consumer trends, Facebook’s new video features will bring the company one step closer to challenging YouTube’s dominance

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Technology Amazon is attempting to take on Skype for Business with Chime, its latest corporate-focused offering

Amazon launches innovative virtual conference service Chime

Amazon is attempting to take on Skype for Business with Chime, its latest corporate-focused offering

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Technology Uber is looking to develop its nascent flying car programme, known as Uber Elevate, through hiring talented engineers who share the company's vision

Uber hires NASA aircraft engineer to develop flying cars

Uber is looking to develop its nascent flying car programme, known as Uber Elevate, through hiring talented engineers who share the company’s vision

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Technology A US court determined that the Facebook-owned VR company, Oculus, unlawfully used another firm’s technology

Facebook to pay $500m in Oculus virtual reality lawsuit

A US court determined that the Facebook-owned VR company, Oculus, unlawfully used another firm’s technology

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Technology Chalk one more up to the robots as an AI system rakes in the cash from poker pros

Artificial intelligence finds a new game to beat humans at: poker

Chalk one more up to the robots as an AI system rakes in the cash from poker pros

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Technology Finally, 3D TV has met its end, with the last two manufacturers winding-up production in 2017

Sony and LG the last two to bid adieu to 3D TV

Finally, 3D TV has met its end, with the last two manufacturers winding-up production in 2017

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Technology After exhaustive investigations, Samsung has finally explained the reason for the explosive failure of the Galaxy Note 7

Samsung reveals cause of Galaxy Note 7 explosions

After exhaustive investigations, Samsung has finally explained the reason for the explosive failure of the Galaxy Note 7

Technology The rapid growth in the patent market is creating a bubble akin to the housing crisis in 2008; if the market continues along this trajectory, the economic implications could be devastating

Beware the patent bubble

The rapid growth in the patent market is creating a bubble akin to the housing crisis in 2008; if the market continues along this trajectory, the economic implications could be devastating

Technology With investment in artificial intelligence 10 times higher than it was five years ago, the technology needs greater regulation as it risks spiralling out of human control

Artificial intelligence could pose an ‘existential threat’

With investment in artificial intelligence 10 times higher than it was five years ago, the technology needs greater regulation as it risks spiralling out of human control

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