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British Scientists Are Flipping Out About Brexit

Britain is saying goodbye to the European Union, a monumental decision that’s triggering some serious alarm bells among the country’s researchers. Here’s why they have a right to be worried.

We Need A 'Space Race' Approach To Saving The Planet

In the late 1960s a good chunk of the world’s brightest minds and fanciest labs were devoted to one thing: space exploration. When NASA’s funding peaked in 1966 the organisation employed 400,000 people and consumed more than 4 per cent of the US federal budget. Three years later, after less than a decade of serious investment, man was on the moon.

Screen Australia Switches On New Fund For Interactive Media

Screen Australia and the Canada Media Fund have today announced a CAD$800,000 incentive for creatives working in interactive digital mediums. Their definition is quite broad — it could mean an app, a game, an online format or even a virtual reality experience — as long as it has the potential to be truly innovative and even ‘mind-blowing’.

Six Myths About The NBN You Should Stop Believing Right Now

I live blogged the launch of the 2012-2015 NBN Corporate plan for Gizmodo this week (Giz editor Luke was trapped on a secret mission with a camera which may or may not have involved underwear, so I stepped in). The big takeaway from the event? Cogent dismissals of six persistent NBN myths which I suspect most readers already know are utter rubbish, but which keep clouding the actual discourse about our broadband future. Let’s review.

Telstra Leads New Funding Round For Video Platform Venture Ooyala

TechCrunch is reporting that Telstra’s venture capital arm is leading a new US$35 million funding round for video player and online advertising company Ooyala.

Fresh Fiber Would Like $US20k To Launch 3D iPad Case Printing Site

One of the latest projects to ask crowdsourced funding site Kickstarter for cash is 3D printed iPad case maker Fresh Fiber – which wants your money to help start an e-commerce store where users can design bespoke 3D iPad cases.

Group Claiming Games Are Worse Than Smoking Gets Funding From Atkinson

Earlier this week, psychologist Dr Wayne Warburton – representing an organisation known as the Australian Council on Children and the Media – claimed on Channel 10 news that the link between playing video games violence is much stronger than the link between smoking and lung cancer. It turns out that particular organisation receives funding from a certain Attorney General who goes by the name of Michael Atkinson.

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