Tagged: industry

‘Courageous’ investment means innovation stays in NZ, not sold off overseas - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 24, 2020

Jessica C Lai, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington and Jesse Pirini, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand is in an economic recession and the government is trying to spend its way through it with direct investment to boost the economy and jobs. At the same time, the Reserve Bank of New … Read More

Making skis strong enough for Olympians to race on - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 14, 2018

Marc Zupan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Olympians expect top-notch performance from their minds and bodies, but they get crucial advantages from the very best equipment for their sports and the weather conditions they’re competing in. Skis, for example, must stand up to near-constant … Read More

‘Anumeric’ people: What happens when a language has no words for numbers? - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 06, 2018

Caleb Everett, University of Miami This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Numbers do not exist in all cultures. There are numberless hunter-gatherers embedded deep in Amazonia, living along branches of the world’s largest river tree. Instead of using words for precise quantities, these people rely exclusively on terms analogous … Read More

Chiasma WGTN - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Mar 22, 2012

Over recent months I’ve been lucky enough to become involved with a group of post-graduate students who are trying to stem the flow of graduates out of NZ. The story (well the Wellington chapter of it at least!) goes back to about June last year and (hopefully!) comes to fruition on Thursday evening next week with the launch … Read More