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26 May 2011 0:50:46
Security technology expert on the challenges of mobile data
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Scientists in Aberdeen release images of volcanic glass particles from Iceland which fell in the city after the Grimsvotn eruption.
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The UK may have to slow the pace of spending cuts if growth remains weak, a top economist says, but the government and Labour disagree over the analysis.
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Some 39% of UK people have a financial plan to save for their retirement - far fewer than people in Malaysia and China, a report suggests.
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Incentives, such as garden makeovers and fruit-and-veg vouchers, can help convince home-owners to invest in energy saving measures, a study suggests.
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Daily Mail & General Trust says it remains "cautious" about its outlook after domestic advertising revenue fell in April and May.
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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson launches a scheme that allows electric car users to charge their vehicles across the city.
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India's Tata Motors announces its annual results later. It is expected to reveal that Jaguar Land Rover - which it bought in 2008 - was a star performer with record profits.
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Outside the box
26 May 2011 8:51:15
Why the G8 summit should be thinking 'green'
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Electronics giant Sony reports an annual loss of $3.1bn largely due to writing off $4.4bn related to a tax credit.
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A giant water bug is photographed eating a juvenile turtle in an unusual predatory role reversal.
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Monster attack
26 May 2011 8:16:17
Anyone can animate the real world on their phone
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The part of the brain used by people who can "see like a bat" has been identified by researchers in Canada.
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Drive and dynamism
26 May 2011 8:08:09
Why New York 'hearts' entrepreneurial immigrants
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Consumer service firms saw a sharp decline in trade during the first quarter of the year, the CBI says, but business services did better.
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Luxury fashion brand Burberry reports full year profits of £296m, up 40% on the previous year's result.
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Research by communications regulator Ofcom has deemed operator O2 as providing the fastest mobile broadband service.
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New augmented reality software enables video to appear over live images filmed through your phone.
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Switzerland has become the first European country to announce plans to phase out nuclear power, in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan.
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The debt problems in the eurozone are having an affect on Asia, says Frederic Neumann of HSBC.
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Sony has reported fresh hacking attacks on a number of its websites, with personal data stolen in Canada and leaked in Greece.
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Japan office equipment maker Ricoh says it plans to cut its global workforce by about 10,000 people to cut costs.
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Former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is moved to a new, more permanent location in New York City as he awaits trial on sex assault charges.
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ZSL London Zoo has opened a new pool for its penguins. It has been designed to more closely resemble the animals' natural habitat, as keeper Evelyn Guyett explains.
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World leaders including US President Barack Obama are due in France for a G8 summit that looks set to be dominated by uprisings in the Arab world.
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