The inventor of the Vortex Fluid Device tells Charles Anderson how the machine that famously converted a boiled egg back into its original state could have huge implications.
‘There’s a lot at stake here.’ US Antarctic expert Eric Rignot on climate science in the age of Trump
US-based glaciologist Eric Rignot is in New Zealand this week to talk about polar ice sheets and their potential to add to predicted sea level rise. He tells Veronika Meduna that it’s more important than ever to discuss climate science and what it’s like to be a climate scientist during the Trump presidency.
Dr Carla Meledandri promises that the photograph of decaying teeth is the only 'gross' one that she will show this morning, reports Charles Anderson in his second blog post from AMN8, the advanced materials and nanotechnology conference hosted by The MacDiarmid Institute, in Queenstown.
Charles Anderson is in Queenstown for AMN8 – the advanced materials and nanotechnology conference hosted by The MacDiarmid Institute. In his first blog from the event, he enjoys a heaven-sent introduction to the field from Ben Mallett on the flight south.
By embracing the thermoelectric potential of polymers, Rachel Segalman is pursuing a new frontier in the use of power to heat or cool. A speaker at the AMN8 conference in Queenstown, she talks to Charles Anderson
The unique properties of Perovskite provide hope for a wholly sustainable future, 'propelling the next stage of human advancement', says Henry Snaith, a a guest at next week's AMN8 conference in Queenstown.
Do we have our priorities right when it comes to the emphasis on economic 'usefulness' of education? Nicola Gaston asks if NZ is in danger of plunging into a culture war of its own.
First discovered in atomic bomb testing, nanodiamonds could prove crucial to a range of technologies that change, if not save, lives. Charles Anderson talks to nanoscientist Amanda Barnard, a guest at the AMN8 conference in Queenstown.
Looking to 'cleanse' your body, balance your hormones and improve your sex life? Gwyneth Paltrow has just the thing for you: jade 'eggs' for your hoo-ha, available for the low, low price of NZ$90 through her website Goop. The eggs are just the latest in a long tradition of celebrity quackery, says scientist Dr Jess Berentson-Shaw, who shares some tips for avoiding being taken for a ride.