Tag: AMN8

Magic tricks, the eureka fallacy and tea-breaks: confessions of a conference-going scientist

Fresh back from five days in Queenstown for NZ’s nanotechnology and advanced-materials science conference, Dr Ben Mallett reckons AMN8 shows that our stereotypes, of science and scientists, need a bit of nuance.

AMN8 Queenstown: ‘You followed your dreams and it all worked out’

Three women at the forefront of nano science discussed their work and the hurdles they faced during the AMN8 conference this week.

AMN8 Queenstown: taking the plunge from lab to marketplace

As the government doubles down on trying to get good science into the marketplace, how are scientists preparing for the commercial world?

AMN8 Queenstown: teaching science through a soccer ball, with a dash of apocalypse

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.

AMN8 Queenstown: The NZ students uncovering the secrets of solar cell technology at Oxbridge

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.

AMN8 Queenstown: The man who unboiled an egg: inspiring science behind the viral research

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.

AMN8 Queenstown: a nano-solution to a toothy problem

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.

AMN8 Queenstown: talking superconductor sandwiches at 25,000 feet

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.

The incredible possibilities of the new thermopower generation

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

Soaking up the sun: how a miracle mineral may hold the key to a solar energy revolution

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.

How tiny diamonds could forever change the face of medicine

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.

Unpeeling the nano onion: Silvia Giordani on the potential for a massive, tiny breakthrough in cancer treatment

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