Aaron Small

NZ: Feeding the World? - The Scientist NZ

Aug 10, 2009

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will probably be aware that I am an advocate for science underpinning the NZ economy and ultimately leading to the future prosperity of our nation. There is often the confusion that scientists like myself t...

Fuel from Algae - The Scientist NZ

Aug 05, 2009

The other day I saw this article in Scientific American. Exxon Mobil, one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world, have recently announced they are putting US$600 million into research on new biofuels from algae.For those that don't know, b...

Science Communication - The Scientist NZ

Aug 03, 2009

One of the key things I think scientists don't do well enough, is communicate. I know I am not alone in having this view.The scientific method of systematic observation, analysis, and peer review, is one of the most robust methods of investigation goin...

Science behind record breaking swims - The Scientist NZ

Jul 31, 2009

Hi-tech textiles in sport are nothing new. In recent years we have seen the design of fabrics that can take moisture away from the body, patches on All Black jerseys so players can dry their hands for better grip, fabrics that can sense high impact str...

Living Cell Technologies - The Scientist NZ

Jul 27, 2009

Here's another cool Kiwi company doing some amazing work, even if quite controversial. There is a lot of hype around Living Cell Technologies (LCT) currently, some of which is outlined over at the NZ Science Media Centre. This is because LCT's pig cell...