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  Online gamers call them “loot boxes”, but a federal review issued this week used the more precise name of “gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items”.  Video gamers in traditional or virtual reality games are spending real money to gain access to loot boxes or treasure chests...

The UK may soon lose access to the Galileo space project, a joint venture between the nations of the EU trade bloc, despite being their largest spender. Galileo is the satellite navigation system which was first launched in 2003 to reduce Europe’s reliance on the GPS...

The Industrial Revolution, backed by coal, revolutionised the world, and its epicentre was the UK. Examining the transformation of the UK power industry clearly shows how times have changed. Last week the UK, for the first time in its history, went 55 hours straight without...

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Tuesday night that Russia’s deployment of a ‘military grade nerve agent’ in Salisbury, England was a ‘blatant breach of international law’. Minister Bishop continued to say that ‘Russia has conducted a series of egregious breaches of international law in recent...

Tensions are high between Russia and the West after the poisoning of former UK spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, England using the Soviet-manufactured, military-grade nerve agent known as Novichok. In the London Parliament on March 12, Conservative MP John Whittingdale described the...

The Prototype has continuously reported on the growing concern for saltwater plastic pollution over the last year, from supermarket bans on single use plastic bags and country-wide bans on fast-food plastic items to garbage covered coral reefs. This week, contamination has been quantified in fresh water...

Innovation leads to progress, but is the outcome always a good one? Foxconn, the world’s leading contract electronics manufacturer is set to aggressively cut over 10,000 jobs from its panel arm Innolux as they replace workers with robots. A new report by PwC illustrates three waves...

A new study published in Nature reveals that a quarter of the earth will experience serious drought and desertification by the year 2050 if the Paris Accord’s goals are not met in time. “Our research predicts that aridification would emerge over about 20 to 30...

After the manipulation of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube by Russian bots during the US election was uncovered, the UK has also revealed startling findings. Ciaran Martin, chief executive of GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), believes Russia was "seeking to undermine the international system", targeting the...

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