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Can the city of pizza reinvent itself as a tech capital?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The city of Naples stretches towards the imposing volcano Vesuvius As tech giants Apple and Cisco set up academies in Naples, the city’s tech entrepreneurs are hoping new investment will revitalise southern Italy’s failing economy. Naples is a city with a reputation: it has …

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Tackling food waste in Nigeria with an app

Image caption Oscar Ekponimo is the entrepreneur behind Chowberry “Going without food for any person, for any child – it’s destabilising, it shakes you to your core. I remember being a child and going without food and being able to have just one good meal in a day.” Oscar Ekponimo’s …

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Who was the mysterious gardener Miss Harrison?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women have gardened for centuries, but the profession was once a male-dominated world It’s a tale of intrigue set at the turn of the 20th century in the seemingly genteel gardens of Victorian Britain. Keen horticulturist sit examinations in the principles of gardening – …

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Will we ever get self-healing smartphones?

Image copyright Getty Images The BBC’s Circular Economy series highlights the ways we are designing systems to reduce the waste modern society generates, by reusing and repurposing products. This week we look at the prospects for hi-tech materials that can heal themselves. You don’t have to be a liquid metal …

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Hologram phone calls – sci-fi or serious possibility?

Image copyright LucasFilm Image caption Could holograms – think Princess Leia in Star Wars Episode IV – be projected from our phones? High-speed 5G networks could lead to big changes in how we use our mobile phones, allowing us to enjoy virtual reality on-the-go, interactive live broadcasts, and even project …

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Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

Image copyright Reuters/Getty Images Image caption Facebook employees advised Donald Trump’s election campaign managers Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced. The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to help them develop their …

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All the plastic you can and cannot recycle

Most people are trying their best to recycle plastic – but the many different ways in which recycling is collected by different councils across the UK has left them confused. What can be recycled and what can’t? We are putting more plastic in the recycling than ever before – but …

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