How traffic lights became a million dollar idea

Traffic lights. They’ve been keeping road crossings safe for over a century. They make the firms that manufacture them over a billion dollars a year. But the first one was

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Why your pizza may never be delivered by drone

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption What happens if it drops them? For years tech companies such as Amazon, Alphabet and Uber have promised us delivery drones bringing goods to

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Maria Butina: Russian gun activist in US conspiracy case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Maria Butina has been held in an adult detention centre in Virginia since July Maria Butina loves guns, has ties to a top Russian banker,

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Branson’s Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

Image copyright Virgin Galactic Image caption Virgin Galactic’s plane will be carried to a height of 12,000m before its rocket ignites The latest test flight by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin

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Amazon uses dummy parcels to catch thieves

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon delivers millions of packages every day Amazon has teamed up with police in the US in an effort to stop thieves who steal

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DR Congo poll: Blaze hits electoral depot as tense vote nears

Image copyright AFP Image caption The scale of the damage from the blaze is unclear Fire has gutted an electoral commission depot in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of

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Mike Ashley: Debenhams snubbed my £40m lifeline

Image copyright PA Sports Direct’s owner Mike Ashley has written a bluntly worded letter to the boss of Debenhams discussing his offer of a £40m investment in the struggling department

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Apple to create $1bn Texas base

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump had called on Apple chief Tim Cook to create more US jobs Apple has announced plans to build a new campus in

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Canadian Michael Spavor missing in China

Image copyright AFP Image caption Michael Spavor (left) helped arrange ex-NBA star Dennis Rodman’s trip to North Korea in 2013 Canada’s foreign ministry says it is trying to make contact

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Turkey train crash: At least seven dead in Ankara

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmergency workers pulled survivors from the wreckage A crash involving a high-speed train at a station in the Turkish capital Ankara has

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