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The World's Most Innovative Universities - 2017
Reuters ranks the academic institutions producing the most influential scientific research and generating the largest number of patents.

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Easy Ride trial to mark Nissan's first stop on road to taxi services

YOKOHAMA Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous vehicle services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber [UBER.UL] and other technology firms. | Video

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Mobile industry promises smarter everything at Barcelona show

FRANKFURT Two words - artificial intelligence - promise to upstage familiar technology industry themes like 5G, the Internet of Things and virtual reality at next week's Mobile World Congress, Europe's biggest annual technology industry gathering.

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China's Huawei set to lead global charge to 5G networks

FRANKFURT/HONG KONG China's Huawei is forging closer commercial ties with big telecom operators across Europe and Asia, putting the company in prime position to lead the global race for next-generation 5G networks despite U.S. allegations it poses a security threat.

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Boeing, Lockheed interested in launching rockets from Brazil, minister says

BRASILIA Brazil's defense minister said on Thursday that Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SpaceX and other U.S. aerospace companies have expressed interest in launching rockets from its Alcantara military base near the equator and visited the site in December.

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World's last remaining wild horses aren't really wild after all

WASHINGTON It may come as a disappointment to equine enthusiasts, but a new genetic study has found that no truly wild horses still exist and that a population inhabiting Mongolian grasslands actually is a feral descendant of the earliest-known domesticated horses.

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Stymied by regulators, Airbnb looks to luxury vacations, hotels for growth

SAN FRANCISCO Airbnb is rolling out new services aimed at attracting travelers looking for luxury accommodations and traditional hotels, the latest move to contend with sputtering growth in its original home-renting business. | Video

Palantir ordered to open books to investor seeking U.S. fraud probe

WILMINGTON, Del. Data analytics and security company Palantir Technologies Inc must open its books to early investor Marc Abramowitz, who wants to investigate possible fraud and mismanagement at the highly valued private U.S. company, a judge ruled on Thursday.

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Wait, I know you: home security startup taps face-recognition tech

A team of engineers that worked on self-driving cars and helped invent Google Street View wants to help people guard their homes against intruders using the same style of facial recognition that unlocks smart phones.

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British bank RBS hires 'digital human' Cora on probation

LONDON A life-like avatar called Cora is being put through her paces by Royal Bank of Scotland , helping customers with basic queries and giving its digital banking drive a more human face.

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Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz profit up, first quarter guidance misses forecast

TEL AVIV Israeli chip maker TowerJazz reported higher-than-expected fourth quarter net profit on Thursday but its guidance for revenues in the first quarter was lower than forecasts, sending its shares down.

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