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By etching grooves into metal with a high-powered laser, physicists create a surface that repels water to the extent that droplets bounce away.
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The Royal Mint is to produce gold and silver bars under its "refinery" brand, last used nearly 50 years ago.
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Bank ends split on rate vote
21 Jan 2015 1:07:24
All nine Bank of England policymakers voted to keep interest rates on hold this month, after two of them dropped calls to raise rates from 0.5%.
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The falling oil price has forced the world's biggest miner BHP Billiton to cut its US shale oil operation by 40%.
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UK unemployment falls again
21 Jan 2015 9:50:37
The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million in the three months to November, official figures show.
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A key report says fracking should not go ahead at two sites in Lancashire.
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Energy price comparison sites will have to become more transparent, under new rules announced by the regulator Ofgem.
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India must not get complacent about its tiger recovery
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The FTSE 100 rises in early trade, helped by an upbeat trading update from publisher Pearson.
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Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is buying a 20% stake in Spanish football club Atletico Madrid as he looks to diversify his business empire.
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US President Barack Obama unveils plans to help working families gain from a growing economy, in his annual State of the Union speech.
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Dixons Carphone, the electrical goods and mobile retailer, says trading over Christmas was a "rollercoaster" but predicts a higher-than-expected full-year profit.
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Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has raised $1bn (£659m) in funding from tech giant Google and Fidelity Investments, the firm said on Tuesday.
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India has been given the all clear to resume exports of mangoes to the European Union, with growers saying they have put new pest controls in place.
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Forensic science standards risk slipping after work was transferred to in-house police labs and private firms, the spending watchdog warns.
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Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday as investors awaited the outcomes of two key central bank meetings.
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Earnings for the world's largest technology services company, IBM, slumped in the fourth quarter as it moved away from its hardware business.
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Are we better off than ever before?
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Eurozone prepares for QE
21 Jan 2015 0:40:47
Why the ECB is tipped to begin a round of quantitative easing
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Are these the toys you'll be buying this Christmas?
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Adam Lowy founded Move For Hunger in 2009 and is going to Davos for the first time.
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Income inequality is one of items at the top of the agenda for the World Economic Forum, which is about to get underway in Davos.
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Solar-powered plane set for round-the-world flight
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Leading Ebola scientist Professor Peter Piot warns the World Economic Forum that developed nations are "vulnerable" to epidemics and must invest more in research.
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How to succeed in the East
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