Bruce Mau believes that far from being a hopeless case, the future of the planet is in safe hands. Why? Because he looks at the issues the world faces as design problems.
From travelling the world pondering her existence to convincing a Swedish furniture giant to back a venture looking at the future of living, Carla Cammilla Hjort has lived several lives.
Next month some of the most high-powered people in the world are coming to Auckland. Charles Anderson spoke to the organisers of the Future of the Future conference about how they pulled it off.
With its bright pineapples and 'kiwifruit brown', Sharesies has changed the visual game for investments. Can the startup teach banks some new tricks?
Boxers, a hairdresser, a stuffed kiwi, an accordion player, a gun, a newspaper, a lute, and a stack of whiskey bottles. Charles Anderson discovers the story behind this portrait of a unique part of New Zealand history.
Every year Charles Anderson takes his daughter on a road trip around his home region. For the third such trip of her young life, he tries, and fails, to go camping in the Marlborough Sounds.
Michael Field, whose book The Catch helped expose the labour and human rights abuses in New Zealand’s fishing industry, discusses his new investigation into illegal fishing practices in the Pacific.
Three women at the forefront of nano science discussed their work and the hurdles they faced during the AMN8 conference this week.
As the government doubles down on trying to get good science into the marketplace, how are scientists preparing for the commercial world?
Bioengineer Albert Folch uses football to kick off children's scientific curiosity. Charles Anderson watches the AMN8 guest work his magic at a Queenstown primary school.
Among the 500 delegates who have descended on the AMN8 conference in Queenstown from around the world are two New Zealand students who have taken their studies abroad. In his third blog post from AMN8, the advanced materials and nanotechnology conference hosted by The MacDiarmid Institute, Charles Anderson talks to them.
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.
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.
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.
For Italian scientist Silvia Giordani, the battle against cancer cells takes place at a scale 50,000 times thinner than a human hair. A guest at February’s AMN8 conference in Queenstown, she talks to Charles Anderson
Smaller than a pinhead, the machines in Professor David A Leigh's lab are created by chemistry that manipulates the properties of tiny elements to create motion. Leigh, who is coming to NZ for February's AMN8 conference, talks to Charles Anderson
Ahead of February's AMN8 conference, Charles Anderson talks to some of the scientists at the vanguard of nanomaterial innovation and entrepreneurship in New Zealand.
Once a bastion of Kiwi masculinity, the backbone of the working class, beer's hallowed place in New Zealand culture is no more. Charles Anderson traces the long decline of the national drink.
Charles Anderson - the best exponent of multi-platform long-form exploding plastic inevitable journalism in New Zealand - appraises a brilliant new book by a Guardian journalist.