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Nathaniel Borenstein

Walking through MIME fields: Snubbing Steve Jobs to Star Trek tech

Interview Dr Nathaniel Borenstein didn't just reject Steve Jobs once - Borenstein twice defied the man accorded god-like status for conquering whole industries and cowing hardened executives into kneeling before him.

ANZ bid for super telescope down to the wire

The West Australian government has refused to give up on its ambitions to host the world’s largest radio telescope, the the Square Kilometre Array, despite a scientific panel’s reported recommendation that the bid go to the rival South African consortium.
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iiNet turns brand into global domain

ISP iiNet is pursuing the costly application process for a coveted new generic top-level domain (gTLD), for the .iiNet moniker.
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US withdraws IANA RFP, ‘no suitable responses’

The Internet’s rent-seeking domain name toll-collector ICANN is red-faced following the cancellation of an IANA (Internet Assigned Names and Numbers) RFP from the Department of Commerce.
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The challenges of hot rocks and big data

Of all the alternative energy proposals suggested for Australia, geothermal is probably the least-understood in the public mind.
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Greenland melt threshold lower than thought

Spanish and German scientists have have alarmed the international environmental community with modeling suggesting that Greenland’s ice sheets could disappear at lower temperatures than previously thought.