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Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

What problems does Uber currently face?

Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power

Technology

Technology Drug developer Immupharma successfully raises £8.4m to fund final trial of breakthrough lupus treatment

Gold-standard lupus treatment Lupuzor begins phase III trial

Drug developer Immupharma successfully raises £8.4m to fund final trial of breakthrough lupus treatment

Technology Libya has endured years of war and decades of corruption. Now, bright students are being sent abroad to pick up skills and innovative technologies, in the hope that outside influence can steer the country onto the right path

Libya’s technological potential starts to show

Libya has endured years of war and decades of corruption. Now, bright students are being sent abroad to pick up skills and innovative technologies, in the hope that outside influence can steer the country onto the right path

Technology Quantum computing and artificial intelligence may be the stuff of science fiction, but they could be closer now than ever before thanks to the discovery of quantum spin liquid

Discovery of quantum spin liquid puts physics in a spin

Quantum computing and artificial intelligence may be the stuff of science fiction, but they could be closer now than ever before thanks to the discovery of quantum spin liquid

Technology The lack of material innovation is the tallest obstacle standing in the way of the circular economy

The circular economy could end waste and save the environment

The lack of material innovation is the tallest obstacle standing in the way of the circular economy

Technology The internet and modern society would not be as we know them today were it not for the latest winners of the Turing Award. In light of their win, we explore the history of cryptography and the impact made by its greatest proponents

The secret history of cryptography

The internet and modern society would not be as we know them today were it not for the latest winners of the Turing Award. In light of their win, we explore the history of cryptography and the impact made by its greatest proponents

Technology Combining software and smart machines is helping farmers achieve triple bottom line results

Growing more, using less: how does software crop management work?

Combining software and smart machines is helping farmers achieve triple bottom line results

Technology We explore the latest innovation transforming one of the world's oldest industries: farming

What is Precision Land Management, and how will it feed the future?

We explore the latest innovation transforming one of the world’s oldest industries: farming

Technology In the third part of our agricultural innovation series, we explore sustainable viticulture

How big is wine’s carbon footprint, and how can technology reduce it?

In the third part of our agricultural innovation series, we explore sustainable viticulture

Technology Advanced translation technology may spell the end of the global language divide. However, one of the fundamental aspects of language could scupper such grand ideas

Intelligent translators can’t grasp metaphor

Advanced translation technology may spell the end of the global language divide. However, one of the fundamental aspects of language could scupper such grand ideas

Technology The complex web of producers that makes up the electronics supply chain has allowed social and environmental abuses to go unpunished, but change is afoot

The dark side of the mobile supply chain is being exposed – you won’t like what you see

The complex web of producers that makes up the electronics supply chain has allowed social and environmental abuses to go unpunished, but change is afoot

Technology Smart gadgets make life easier. In the kitchen, however, it is how they can make life better, through reducing obesity and waste, that is of greater interest

Smart kitchens set to revolutionise domestic life

Smart gadgets make life easier. In the kitchen, however, it is how they can make life better, through reducing obesity and waste, that is of greater interest

Technology Ransomware is a profitable racket for cybercriminals, so attacks are only set to continue

Ransomware attacks threaten online security for businesses

Ransomware is a profitable racket for cybercriminals, so attacks are only set to continue

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