Aaron Small

Reaching Out… - The Scientist NZ

Dec 21, 2009

I was recently sent a link to an article in The Australian, on a survey completed by the UK Innovation Research Centre at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London, on "Knowledge Exchange between Academics and the Private, Public and Thir...

From Blackholes to a Laptop near you… - The Scientist NZ

Dec 09, 2009

There is a really cool story on stuff.co.nz today about the winner of Australia's Prime Minister's Science Prize. I think it illustrates not only why fundamental research is so important, but also the time scales that the benefits often take to filter ...

Trailblazing - The Scientist NZ

Nov 30, 2009

I was just made aware of a new website by the Royal Society UK, called Trailblazing. Compiled by scientists, science communicators and historians, it celebrates 350 years of Royal Society publishing in the form of an interactive timeline that users can...

No. 8 Wire - The Scientist NZ

Nov 23, 2009

There's an interesting article on Stuff.co.nz this morning about NZ's No. 8 wire mentality being the thing that is actually hampering our growth as a country.I blogged about this in one of my first posts on this blog, which you can read here.As per usu...

Sweet Deal - The Scientist NZ

Nov 11, 2009

BioVittoria is a NZ product development and marketing company founded by former HortResearch scientist Dr Garth Smith, American nutraceuticals marketer Stephen LeFebvre and Chinese Luo Han expert, Lan Fusheng. Their product is PureLo, a zero-calorie n...

Punching above our weight - The Scientist NZ

Nov 02, 2009

Prof. Richard Faull may not be known to many of you. In fact, until last weekend, he wasn't know to me either. I happened to be reading the latest issue of North and South Magazine, and an article on the new Centre for Brain Research at Auckland Univer...

Scared of letting go? - The Scientist NZ

Oct 19, 2009

There was an interesting article on Stuff.co.nz last week about Crown Research Institute AgResearch having to find work overseas in order to meet the NZ Government's demands for a 9% dividend - which has come under criticism from some.I agree with CEO,...

The Masters of Light - The Scientist NZ

Oct 12, 2009

The 2009 Nobel prizes were recently been announced over at http://nobelprize.org. One half of the Physics Prize has gone to Charles K. Tao of Standard Telecommunication Laboratories, Harlow, UK, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong "for groundbreaki...

Endeavour Capital Blog - The Scientist NZ

Oct 09, 2009

In the other half of my working life I work as an Analyst at Endeavour Capital, a New Zealand Private Equity and Venture Capital company that invests primarily in New Zealand Science and Technology companies.We have recently started a blog at http://w...