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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Senators vote to end US backing for Saudi war on Yemen

Image copyright Getty Images The US Senate has voted to withdraw US military aid for Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen and to blame the kingdom’s crown prince for the murder

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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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Strasbourg shootings: Armed police mount operation in Neudorf district

Image copyright EPA Image caption Parts of the southern Strasbourg suburb of Neudorf were closed off by police on Thursday afternoon Police in the French city of Strasbourg have carried

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ECB ends €2.5tn eurozone QE stimulus programme

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi The European Central Bank has confirmed it is ending its huge net asset purchase programme to stimulate the

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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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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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Marmite sprouts? Why retailers are pushing the boundaries with festive food

Many readers will find the thought of Christmas tree-flavoured crisps revolting, but Iceland is betting its customers will feel the opposite this festive season. The crisps are part of the

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Tourists risk lives on Polish thin ice

Image copyright Dudva/Wikimedia Commons Image caption The lake regularly freezes over until April Park rangers are fighting a losing battle against visitors willing to risk their lives on the thin

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