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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

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

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Technology Microsoft has announced it has developed speech recognition software that is as accurate as a professional transcriptionist

Speech recognition software now as good as humans

Microsoft has announced it has developed speech recognition software that is as accurate as a professional transcriptionist

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Technology For the eighth straight quarter, global PC sales have fallen - the longest duration of decline in the history of the computer

PC sales continue to fall

For the eighth straight quarter, global PC sales have fallen – the longest duration of decline in the history of the computer

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Technology As reports flood in of replacement Galaxy Note 7s still catching fire, Samsung is temporarily halting the production of its flagship phablet

Samsung halts production as ‘fixed’ Galaxy Note 7 devices continue to ignite

As reports flood in of replacement Galaxy Note 7s still catching fire, Samsung is temporarily halting the production of its flagship phablet

Technology The iFoodbag can store chilled and frozen goods for up to 24 hours, thanks to its patented smart fibre-composite material

The iFoodbag will revolutionise last-mile chilled and frozen delivery

The iFoodbag can store chilled and frozen goods for up to 24 hours, thanks to its patented smart fibre-composite material

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Technology A trio of chemists have been awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of machines able to work on a molecular level

Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for molecular machines

A trio of chemists have been awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their development of machines able to work on a molecular level

Technology Mobile phones with keypads now seem like a distant memory. Flat phones could soon follow suit, with bendable touch interfaces a reality thanks to Canatu

Canatu’s flexible sensors allow for touch capabilities on any surface

Mobile phones with keypads now seem like a distant memory. Flat phones could soon follow suit, with bendable touch interfaces a reality thanks to Canatu

Technology With an impressive device range in the pipeline, Google is taking the fight to Apple, Amazon and Samsung, vying to become a household name for hardware as well as software

Google enters the hardware sphere

With an impressive device range in the pipeline, Google is taking the fight to Apple, Amazon and Samsung, vying to become a household name for hardware as well as software

Technology Facial recognition technology will allow customers to complete payments without the need for passwords or PINs

MasterCard launches ‘selfie’ payments for mobile shoppers

Facial recognition technology will allow customers to complete payments without the need for passwords or PINs

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Technology The social media giant plans on winning over users in the developing world with lighter version of its popular messaging app

Facebook targets emerging markets with new Messenger Lite

The social media giant plans on winning over users in the developing world with lighter version of its popular messaging app

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Technology Artificial intelligence research is set for a monumental boost as the world’s biggest technology companies announce a landmark collaboration

Global tech giants team up to create AI partnership

Artificial intelligence research is set for a monumental boost as the world’s biggest technology companies announce a landmark collaboration

Technology A Jordanian couple in Mexico has successfully given birth to a healthy child using a new three-parent method, pioneered by a US research team

First successful birth from three-parent method confirmed in Mexico

A Jordanian couple in Mexico has successfully given birth to a healthy child using a new three-parent method, pioneered by a US research team

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Technology Growing media giant Snapchat has rebranded itself to reflect that it is no longer just a social network, as it unveils its first piece of hardware

Snapchat rebrands as ‘Snap’

Growing media giant Snapchat has rebranded itself to reflect that it is no longer just a social network, as it unveils its first piece of hardware

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