Tagged: MBIE

Getting Curious and Curiouser - Curious and Curiouser

Victoria Metcalf Nov 06, 2015

The power of curiosity One of my beliefs is that everyone has curiosity programmed into them. Sometimes as people progress from childhood wonder into adulthood that curiousness becomes dulled, covered in layers, just like the clouds I am viewing from my plane window at the precise moment I write this. A moment spent looking and thinking might lead to consideration … Read More

Where our science investment is going - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 05, 2015

The Government this morning released the National Statement of Science Investment 2015 – 2025, which lays out the priorities for investing government money in science and innovation over the next decade. I’ll leave analysis of the report to experts who the Science Media Centre has contacted for reaction which will be released later today. But regardless of whether … Read More

thinkScience day at the Auckland Arts Festival - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 05, 2015

Saturday the 14th of March sees the debut of thinkScience*, a mini-festival of science being held as part of the Auckland Arts Festival family weekend and White Night. We may be starting small, but we have something for everyone! Interested in things that go whiz/bang or got any kids or grandkids that are? Then ‘Nanogirl’ Michelle Dickinson’s … Read More

New Zealand changing the world - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 08, 2014

By Karla Falloon, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment What’s your best story of New Zealand science and innovation impacting the world? We want to hear it and tell it to the world. I lead the international science team at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Our main aim is to support increased international science cooperation with key countries around the world. We … Read More

Callaghan Innovation’s own goal? - Stick

Peter Kerr Aug 30, 2013

Let’s call it an own goal eh. How else can we describe Callaghan Innovation Research Ltd’s (CIRL), effectively the old Industrial Research as subsumed into the new-ish entity, failure to obtain millions of dollars’ worth of research funding from the … Continue reading → … Read More

Jawdropping (also ft ICT sector reports, fiscal calculators and Mongolia) - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jul 16, 2013

Well, that was my reaction to this video, at any rate. Picked up off Twitter, from fellow Sciblogger Mr David Winter (@TheAtavism) himself*, it’s stunning high-speed camera work explaining the mad physics behind the Prince Rupert’s Drop. Don’t know what… Read more › … Read More

Its great to be Number 1, but… - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater May 02, 2013

I’d reply, ‘Awesome!’, ‘Wonderful’, ‘Pretty damn good’, ‘Deserved’, but no one has asked. I understand why no one asks. Gloating is seldom encouraged. But that is how it feels to be Director of New Zealand’s highest ranked university centre for applied ecology … … in the leading Ecology, Behaviour & Evolution research group… … at the … Read More

An unfortunate experiment in peer review - A Measure of Science

Shaun Hendy Mar 10, 2013

A few months ago, Sir Peter Gluckman made the observation in a discussion paper (“Which science to fund: is it time to review peer review?”) that While scientists pride themselves on objectivity, there is surprisingly little in the way of objective assessment of the nature and quality of peer review processes for grant allocation. Ironically, under-resourcing at the … Read More