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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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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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Business Travis Kalanick has stepped down from President Trump’s economic advisory council after strong public backlash

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits Trump advisory council

Travis Kalanick has stepped down from President Trump’s economic advisory council after strong public backlash

Business The agreement between the two companies has the potential to be a template for future deals

Uber hitches a ride with Daimler

The agreement between the two companies has the potential to be a template for future deals

Business Uber has settled with the FTC after advertisements on Craigslist claimed drivers would earn as much as $25 per hour working for the service

Uber to pay out $20m after misleading drivers in the US

Uber has settled with the FTC after advertisements on Craigslist claimed drivers would earn as much as $25 per hour working for the service

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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 Uber, the world’s most popular ride-hailing app, spent years trying to corner the market in China. It has now retreated, merging with long-time rival Didi Chuxing

Uber gives up the battle in China, but looks set to win the war worldwide

Uber, the world’s most popular ride-hailing app, spent years trying to corner the market in China. It has now retreated, merging with long-time rival Didi Chuxing

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Business GM's car-sharing service, Maven, has launched in San Francisco as the fight for the future of personal transportation intensifies

GM’s Maven lands in Uber’s backyard

GM’s car-sharing service, Maven, has launched in San Francisco as the fight for the future of personal transportation intensifies

Technology The ridesharing service has partnered with Volvo to bring a fleet of driverless vehicles to Pittsburgh

Uber announces trial of driverless fleet

The ridesharing service has partnered with Volvo to bring a fleet of driverless vehicles to Pittsburgh

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Strategy Taxi app Uber has agreed to merge its business in China with rival taxi firm Didi Chuxing

Uber to merge with China’s Didi Chuxing

Taxi app Uber has agreed to merge its business in China with rival taxi firm Didi Chuxing

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Business The food delivery industry offers a safe return for firms that already have a strong customer network and functioning technology. For green start-ups, however, it might be a risk too far in terms of costs and marketing

Food delivery industry a safe bet for established brands

The food delivery industry offers a safe return for firms that already have a strong customer network and functioning technology. For green start-ups, however, it might be a risk too far in terms of costs and marketing

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Business Silicon Valley is the world’s leading tech hub. However, whenever a new centre of innovation emerges, we hear talk of ‘the new Silicon Valley’

There is no ‘new’ Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is the world’s leading tech hub. However, whenever a new centre of innovation emerges, we hear talk of ‘the new Silicon Valley’

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Business Companies are starting to take the initiative in welcoming refugees by launching internships, training courses and campaigns to heighten employment prospects

Businesses help refugees to integrate across Europe

Companies are starting to take the initiative in welcoming refugees by launching internships, training courses and campaigns to heighten employment prospects

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