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“What’s next?” from General Electric Robert Hickson Sep 02

General Electric links back 50 years to an article by Isaac Asimov to promote the technologies its betting on for the future.
Writing after a visit to the 1964 “World’s Fair” Asimov speculated in the New York Times, what technologies would be around in 2014. [World Fairs didn't survive that long, but Expo's have taken their place - Milan is hosting one next year]. You can read Asimov’s piece and note both things that he predicted fairly well (such as mini computers powering robot brains, autonomous vehicles, internet-like communication) and things he didn’t (underground cities with artificially lit vegetable gardens, levitating …

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Monday Micro – the microbiome of death! Siouxsie Wiles Sep 01

With microbiome analysis being all the rage at the moment it was only a matter of time before someone decided to profile the microbes present in human cadavers. Which …

We Play Dirty at the Climate Talks Too: New Zealand’s Dirty Politics of Climate Gareth Renowden Sep 01

This guest post is by David Tong an Auckland based community lawyer working on his Master’s in Law on the UN climate talks. He chairs the P3 Foundation and co-chairs …

August ’14 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking Ken Perrott Sep 01

  Bloggers in the thick of election campaign? Image Credit: Against the Current PLEASE NOTE: Sitemeter is playing up again making it impossible to automatically get the stats using the normal …

August ’14 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking Ken Perrott Sep 01

  Bloggers in the thick of election campaign? Image Credit: Against the Current PLEASE NOTE: Sitemeter is playing up again making it impossible to automatically get the stats using the normal …

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