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How tech is giving disabled people more power
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A driverless 'pod' that will take to the streets of London in July has been shown off for the first time.
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The design for Europe's new Ariane 6 rocket has been settled and development will now move on apace to an anticipated first launch in 2020, say officials.
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Microsoft shares rise in after-hours trading as the software giant reports strong growth in its cloud computing and mobile applications divisions.
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The World Health Organisation has convened an emergency committee to discuss the spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to thousands of birth defects in Latin America.
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From bacon to Grindr - taking over the US market
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Amazon reported a 21.8% rise in fourth quarter sales but missed analysts' predictions, sending its shares tumbling.
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Australia's controversial drive for coal seam gas
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Barclays confirms it is being sued for almost £1bn by deal-maker Amanda Staveley in connection with its emergency fundraising in 2008.
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Iran has signed a deal to buy 118 Airbus planes worth $25bn in one of the biggest deals signed since Western sanctions were lifted against Tehran.
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How does the UK compare with Europe?
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Barbie, the iconic plastic toy doll model, is getting three new body types including "tall, curvy and petite", US company Mattel reveals.
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Polecats, which were almost wiped out in Britain 100 years ago, are now spreading across Britain, a survey shows.
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Polecats, which were almost wiped out in Britain in the last century, have made a remarkable recovery. Naturalist Chris Packham explains.
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Roboticist Auke Ijspeert designs biorobots, machines modeled after real animals that are capable of handling complex terrain and would appear at home in the pages of a sci-fi novel. The process of creating these robots leads to better automata that can be used for fieldwork, service, and search and rescue. But these robots don't just mimic the natural world -- they help us understand our own biology better, unlocking previously unknown secrets of the spinal cord.
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US car giant Ford reports record profits for 2015 and a return to profits in Europe for the first time in four years.
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Spanish unemployment figures experience their biggest ever annual fall but unemployment remains at over 20%.
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A study shows for the first time that bed bugs in the US have developed resistance to neonicotinoids, the world's most widely used insecticides.
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Facebook is about to offer all its users alternatives to "likes" - it could prove a boon to marketers.
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Health officials battling the Zika virus in Brazil say as many as 100,000 people could have been infected in one city alone.
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UK chancellor postpones sale of government's final stake in Lloyds Banking Group, blaming global market turmoil.
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A UK jury clears the sixth City broker accused of helping to rig the Libor rate - a key lending rate used between banks.
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Regulators will start investigations into senior managers at HBOS which all but collapsed during the financial crisis.
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The European Commission has made a series of pledges designed to tackle "aggressive tax practices" by multi-national companies.
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The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the three months to end of December, official figures show, taking the annual rate of growth for 2015 to 2.2%.
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