Aaron Small

Scientists need to be Entrepreneurs? - The Scientist NZ

Oct 07, 2009

A few posts back, I posted my interpretations of the remarks made by Chief Scientist Sir Peter Gluckman at a seminar in Wellington on ‘Can Transforming Science Transform New Zealand’. As I pointed out in the post, I agree with Sir Peter on his comm...

Lack of Logical Career Paths…and PostDocs - The Scientist NZ

Oct 05, 2009

Sciblogs was launched last Wednesday by the NZ Science Media Centre. It's the largest science blog network in NZ and puts in one place all NZ’s science blogs. The Scientist NZ is honoured to be a part of it. It’s a fantastic effort, and hopefully w...

The Rutherford Innovation Fund - The Scientist NZ

Oct 02, 2009

I saw this article today in the NZ Herald about a new fund called the 'Rutherford Innovation Fund' which seeks to invest $50 Million into CleanTech in New Zealand. Like the article points out, this is one of a number of new funds that have been announc...

Rapid Diagnostics - The Scientist NZ

Sep 18, 2009

One of the big areas of growth in medical research around the world at the moment ($US30 Billion and growing) is rapid diagnostics. Basically this means that diseases, viruses, conditions etc., can be diagnosed in a simple, cheap and fast manner anywhe...

Project West Wind - The Scientist NZ

Sep 15, 2009

Project West Wind is Meridian Energy's new wind farm at Makara, near Wellington, New Zealand. Last week I had the pleasure of taking a guided tour with the Institute of Professional Engineers of NZ.It was great to witness how a big project like that ca...

PowerbyProxi – Wireless Electricity? - The Scientist NZ

Sep 10, 2009

PowerbyProxi are a spinout company of Auckland University who are developing wireless electricity solutions. I saw this talk and demonstration on www.ted.com about wireless electricity the other night, and I was reminded of PowerbyProxi. While the deta...

The Bayer Innovator Awards - The Scientist NZ

Sep 03, 2009

I was going to post about my PhD supervisor, Prof. Jim Johnston, winning a Bayer Innovator of the Year award, but was pipped at the post by the Gold Innovations Blog here! As the post points out, this was largely for his work on the innovative use of g...