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VIDEO: Gaming meets film at Sundance  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:27:35 GMT
As well as showcasing the best in independent cinema, the annual Sundance Film Festival is trying to show how state-of-the-art moving image technologies can be used to tell stories in very different ways. 
VIDEO: Smart goggles for hi-tech bobbies  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:21:51 GMT
A range of new tech ideas for the UK's police forces, including facial recognition, has been demonstrated. 
VIDEO: Clues to King John's lost treasure  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:33:53 GMT
Laser technology is providing fresh clues about the mysterious disappearance of King John's lost treasure and where it could be hidden. 
VIDEO: One-minute World News  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:52:54 GMT
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day. 
VIDEO: Fire headcam shows home alone rescue  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:19:08 GMT
Fire fighters in Fresno, California save three children from a burning apartment. 
VIDEO: Ex Greek PM: 'My conscience is clear'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:26:47 GMT
Former Greek PM George Papandreou tells Newsnight he does not feel guilty about signing up to austerity 
VIDEO: 'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:31:47 GMT
Researchers have developed a virtual reality system that recreates crime scenes as virtual worlds. 
VIDEO: 'I had to survive to tell the world'  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:12:29 GMT
Kitty Hart-Moxon survived two years as a prisoner at the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. She spoke to Witness about how she coped. 
Could Greece prompt wholesale change in Europe?  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:15:15 GMT
The triumph of Syriza in Greece could lead to renewed tensions - and widespread political change - across Europe, says Mark Mardell. 
Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:25:43 GMT
Four months after the inauguration of a new president, Afghanistan is still without a government and could face zero growth in 2015. 
Carney attacks German austerity  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:50:10 GMT
In saying that the eurozone will only thrive again if there is a fiscal union, the governor of the Bank of England is in effect criticising Germany for not spending and borrowing more to support weaker eurozone countries. 
Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:28:57 GMT
BBC editor Jawad Iqbal 
VIDEO: What is the wind chill factor?  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:07:56 GMT
BBC Weather's Peter Gibbs explains the science of wind chill. 
What does Kim Jong-un really want?  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:49:23 GMT
Expert witnesses offer insight into the ambitions of the enigmatic North Korean leader. 
VIDEO: Star Wars Boba Fett sells for £18,000  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:00:28 GMT
Star Wars fan Craig Stevens has sold his Star Wars collection at auction, including a rare Boba Fett figure which sold for £18,000