Tagged: Animation

Mordor, Massive software and Mount Doom - A History of NZ Science in 25 Objects

Jean Balchin May 24, 2017

“A last alliance of Men and Elves marched against the armies of Mordor. On the slopes of Mount Doom they fought for the freedom of Middle- Earth.” Galadriel’s thrilling, ethereal voice floated over the chaos and bloodshed of the battlefield. A wearied, battle-fatigued Elrond lead rank after rank of elf archers, and the seething mass of orcs retreated … Read More

Question it! Science in Queenstown - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 27, 2015

From the 29th of August to the 4th of September, over 1,000 scientists will be descending on Queenstown for the annual Queenstown Research Week. And this year the public are invited! In addition to the conferences the scientists will be attending comes a fantastic array of events for the public. Hands on science Otago University’s chemistry, physics, geology, microbiology, food … Read More

Fireflies at the 6th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 30, 2013

I’m really excited to announce that my fireflies and NASA animation will be appearing at the 6th Imagine Science Film Festival, being held in New York , October 11th-18th. Sponsored by Google, and the journals Science and Nature, according to it’s website, the festival aims to: “transform the way science and scientists are portrayed in mainstream … Read More

Astrosquid! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 27, 2013

What is the value of blue-skies research? This is a question often asked by politicians and the public. Why should public money be spent funding science that seems to have no obvious benefit beyond generating scientific knowledge? The simple answer is that it can be almost impossible to predict what new avenues that scientific knowledge will open up. Take … Read More

The Innovate TB contest - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jun 14, 2012

The Stop TB Partnership and Working Group on New TB Drugs are currently running the Innovate TB Contest where people where asked to submit their videos showing how innovations are revolutionising tuberculosis (TB) prevention, treatment and advocacy. Submissions are now closed and the public have just a couple of days left to vote. The three videos with the … Read More

TOSP Episode 14: December 12th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 14, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] This week’s a little special. In addition to aimee and Elf discussing how our brains process syntax and vocabulary (differently, it turns out!), the biggest black holes yet discovered and a 17 year old who’s made huge strides in the fight against cancer, Elf also [...] … Read More