Science and Society

The Electric Car and metrics - Physics Stop

Marcus Wilson Sep 01, 2009

I was reading in the New Zealand Herald at the weekend about a curious problem relating to electric cars. But it's not a technological problem - it's one of language.My car runs on petrol. It's fuel economy is pretty easy to measure. Start with a full tank, take a note of the odometer, run it until the gauge gets … Read More

Be a friend of Darwin on Facebook - Chicken or Egg

Hilary Miller Aug 30, 2009

Not that I want to be endorsing Facebook, but this message came through on evoldir this week and I thought it was worth sharing… I’m writing with a special request regarding a campaign that a ragtag group of volunteers on Facebook has created – along with support from E.O. Wilson, Sean Carroll and media partners like National Geographic. The [...] … Read More

AngelLink - The Scientist NZ

Aaron Small Aug 26, 2009

Angel investing is a term that is used to describe very early stage investment in start-up companies. Typically, the "Angel" or "Business Angel" will provide their own capital, as opposed to a Venture Capitalist, who calls on capital from a managed fun... Read More

ViNES - The Scientist NZ

Aaron Small Aug 21, 2009

When I first started The Scientist NZ, one of my first posts was about a group of us who were keen to advance both our careers in science in NZ, and in a wider sense the knowledge-based economy in NZ.Well, things are progressing nicely, and we now have... Read More

Big Science - The Scientist NZ

Aaron Small Aug 19, 2009

There was an excellent article in the Listener last month about the role of science and technology companies growing the NZ economy. It features a number of comments from my employers at Endeavour Capital, and their portfolio companies, Veritide (who m... Read More

New RST Strategy? - The Scientist NZ

Aaron Small Aug 14, 2009

On Wednesday I attended the presentation by MP Wayne Mapp (Research Science and Technology Minister) on his vision for RST Policy in New Zealand.Although I am always amazed at how long politicians can speak for and not say anything, I was actually quit... Read More

NZ: Feeding the World? - The Scientist NZ

Aaron Small 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... Read More