Tagged: Aotearoa

An invitation to name a star and a planet - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Sep 04, 2019

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) — the global organisation of professional astronomers — is marking its centenary this year by inviting different nations to propose names for both a distant star, and a planet found to orbit it (a so-called exoplanet). Anyone can suggested a moniker, for the star, for the planet, or both. So: calling all New Zealanders to … Read More

Aotearoa: Land of the long or short chronology - Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives

Guest Author Aug 15, 2019

Lachie Scarsbrook “See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me. And no one knows how far it goes”. If you’ve seen Disney’s Moana, like me you probably just sung those first few lines whilst picturing a traditional double-hulled canoe sailing out into the sunny, blue abyss. Discovering new lands: a modern reconstruction of a … Read More

Learning from US patent trends – innovation and synthesis in Aotearoa - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Nov 23, 2012

Innovating is hard and getting harder. You and I, apparently unlike any one before us, are ‘burdened by knowledge’. It is becoming more difficult to be novel – at least alone and early in life. The burden of knowledge –Intellectually deeper, conceptually wider First-time innovators are older, required to be more specialised, and therefore, more likely to lodge … Read More