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 Sunday, 4-July-2010  20:04:57 (GMT +10) - by Agg

The Federal Government has launched a new portal for Australia's Space Science and Industry sector. Instead, the unit has been tasked with developing a National Space Policy encompassing civil and defence matters, including climate change, weather forecasting, navigation, and timing applications. Check it out at space.gov.au.

NASA meanwhile are releasing a video game called Moonbase Alpha, thanks Sniper. Moonbase Alpha is a game where players step into the role of an exploration team member in a futuristic 3-D lunar settlement. Their mission is to restore critical systems and oxygen flow after a nearby meteor strike cripples a solar array and life support equipment.

In the latest twist, Sweden's Pirate Party say they will try running ThePirateBay from Parliament. The party has announced today that they intend to use part of the Swedish Constitution to further these goals, specifically Parliamentary Immunity from prosecution or lawsuit for things done as part of their political mandate. They intend to push the non-commercial sharing part of their manifesto, by running The Pirate Bay from ‘inside’ the Parliament, by Members of Parliament.

If you can't get a flying car yet, maybe you'd like to buy your own Tron light cycle? They brought you the Batpod. Now a US company is offering this version of the Lightcycle from the sequel to the cult classic, Tron Legacy. Current eBay listing is here, thanks AirQ.

Gizmodo have info on a multi-layer display using water droplets. Waterfalls have never been this much fun. Sheets of cascading droplets have been turned into a multilayered computer display, suitable for playing Tetris in 3D.

Dorz sent word of a new digital cable standard called HDBaseT, which uses ethernet cabling. HDBaseT Alliance was formed to promote and commercialize the HDBaseT™ technology, enabling a single LAN cable to replace multiple cables and connectors in the home entertainment environment, HDBaseT is optimized for video application and can connect all the entertainment devices at home by providing the 5Play convergence of uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals. Discussion here.

Today's timewaster is from Pugsley, and it's called Arcade Aid. Stumbled across a cool little game, you have to find the games hidden in the picture. I think we may have seen it before, but it's quite neat.



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