who leads registered patents for graphene? China (2,204). US (1,754). South Korea (1,160). UK (54).
One question: where are NZ’s?
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for my own reference – to read more when needing wanting to geek it, a reading list of jottings, thoughts follows.
on a basic level graphene is useful for nanoplatelets (gnp’s) energy storage facilities. (more…)
France turns on a show for the USA: The Latest: unfair and unconstitutional, fails to guarantee taxpayer
equality, centerpiece of Hollande's election campaign, 'Stinging rebuke', Paris Lights to be turned off to save money, French court rejects high tax.
The statue, Harmony, on the Opéra Garnier and the Eiffel Tower Photo: HEMIS. News selections: Matt Drudge.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteaeroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.12.12~
A tornado hits Hobsonville… I am not surprised. Does Hobsonville have an actual real MP at all to assist the actual real citizens living there? Who is that person again exactly? I guess we’ll see them on the news in the electorate then, first time they would have been present in a while.
Four words: all of the lights.
Sadly three people died in the damaging gusts in excess of 110km incident. Batton down the hatches is what Whenuapai and Hobsonville residents are doing. Hold on.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.12.12~
There’s a knock on the door. It’s the power man Murray.
“Hey, I’m here to change ya metre. I’m gonna turn ya power off and isolate ya,” he says.
I laugh. “Fine. Go ahead.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.11.12~
on the jetty of an expansive life we walk, across the waters of energy's electricity, over the skies into imaginations and minds of people and places far away. ... because water is, we are here. (more…)
Renewable energy is set to be the saving grace of the USA’s likeability factor. The following post gives some pros and cons on it.
Comparative Studies: Renewable electricity & traditional electricity. Australia takes a look.
“The Australian Energy Markets Commission has warned that the renewables energy target is distorting power markets, both driving up power prices for consumers while causing uneconomic outcomes for generators and their owners.
“I do have some issues with the competitive sector of the electricity market,” the commission’s chairman told a business forum earlier today. (more…)
–John The Apostle of Love.
I am a dark indigenous ark built of human frailties and sheer guts, lucky enough to live alive in the light of grace. - - - To be light, in time and space across a miracle world on wings in electrical future skies.
Image: Ramza‘s tree, Ohio Street, Westwood California. The Unbearable Lightness of Being Human Series – shades of dark, always craving the light in a world where IT, e-commerce, media, communication, new knowledge is electricty-generated and is transferred by light. So fascinating, the connection between the two.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.10.12~
KEEP GOING – WINSTON CHURCHILL, SUSHI-SAMBA, MIYAGI-TECH, IWI-KIWI SMART PHONE TRIBAL, BASEBALL CAPS
Hats: Kinda liking this cap 2day. Sums up a vibe where New Zealand’s kids are at. In NZ we’re told China’s slow down could hit Aussie hard.
This in turn could hit NZ hard too. Well, I reckon that green tech electric cars are kinda a key for Kiwis to hunt out a way to be sorta more norris rich in our McKenzie country, creative funny shandy andy amish Northland Auckland ways. We could make the engine components with Japan staff as new corporate whanau, USA too, if we felt like that, right here in NZ. Eat sushi 4eva in cool vineyard like pubs after work each week with heaps of avocado (apparently! more so than the fish).
Maybe we should set up a high-tech electronic plant that does that? Somehwere nice, by the sea maybe. You could take your surfboard to work, or canoe. Then after really geeking out at the day job, creating electronic green powered technology all day, working alongside robots we made too, you could just leave work and hit the waves or take a dip. (more…)
All of the Lights . . . this is how we do.
DYNAMIC, ELECTRIC: MICHELLE OBAMA’S SPEECH FOR BARACK’S ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2012 & MARGARET MUTU, HAAMI PIRIPI & DENIS WAHINI TV
The 4pm and 4.30pm news reports today with Scotty Morrison and Miriama Kamo in New Zealand showcased some important voices.
Michelle Obama’s impassioned election campaign speech as FLOTUS for Barack Obama‘s November election was dynamic, real, electric with passion, painting a portrait of a family man who stays up late at night staring into the face of statistics and reports, agonizing of how to make life better for youth and the USA’s citizens who still need adequate education and health care provision as well as the 28 million Americans still needing to create employment for themselves.
I lived in the USA. I did have my let downs with how the political system as a system was geared to benefit the bankers and an extreme minority of wealthy who juiced the system and got wealthier inflicting pain on the masses with their greed. Obama got the blame for this, yet he was appointed by his predecessors to carry the can for that rigged game. So, although I do aspects of The Romneys, I still believe the Obamas are the right people for the USA at this time. Don’t hate them, hate the system that needs to change to stop the greed and to evenly distribute wealth more to majorities way in the USA. I’m hearing that ring of truth in Mrs Obama’s tone. So I like her speech a lot. She gives the wealthy something to really think about. Like, truth! The tea party and the GOP’s grandstanding antics, gave Obama such a tough time taking over the house in DC at the 2 year-mark of his Presidency, so if the GOP are mad with anyone about the US economy today, they need to take a good hard look at themselves.
Here in New Zealand, Margaret Mutu a tribal leader of Ngati Kahu and Haami Piripi of Te Aupouri speak too for the tribal affairs. And a Kiwi soldier gets acknowledge for service in Afghanistan too. Watch the three clips in Scotty and team’s report if you’d like to.
Finally, what Barack thought of Michelle going into bat for him depicted quite an emotional Barack in dailly news. For the man who is normally quite stoical in his role as America’s 44th President of the USA, Michelle’s ability to step up at bat clearly moved him. Also see link here.
Miriama’s report also contains footage of the “spectacular show” that latest over an hour when Otautahi Christchurch experienced an intense electrical storm. Loved the purple skyline views as the backdrop of lightning striking. It’s hard to say who was more dynamic, Michelle or the natural electiricty of the storm? :)
Stunning news though, if you have an inclination to watch it.
[To the contributing journalists. Thank you for the news].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.9.12~
Business Rangatira (chief) Sir Ralph Norris was on TV today in a rare appearance. His background (as blogged about before), is in Australian banking and banking systems innovation in IT’s early days development with EFTPOS in Australasia.
These days Sir Ralph is doing “white milk” (dairy products) + “black milk” flows (energy – oil, gas, coal) in his business management portfolio blend for 2012. Focusing on “sploshes of liquid cash” economies from New Zealand is what he has his mullah on for economic growth.
NZ’s SOE energy assets sales, have hit a glitch as people ask ‘why do we need to buy our own assets, as we already own them?” As a respected business spokesperson, Sir Ralph has come in to bat today with a message “sell the bloody assets and hurry up.” Just not in those exact words.
Te Karere News reports: “Businessman Sir Ralph Norris of Ngāti Hine believes a Māori stake in asset sale shares would be a good thing. He’s returned to NZ from Australia where he says an Australian buy-up of shares in state assets has helped strengthen their economy.” Sir Ralph is sounding very Gina Reinhart baby billionaire mogul today with that talk.
Watch him above. (more…)
The Mid-West of the USA is suffering from severe drought at the time of writing. Other nations in the world are too.
People Water is one of the top twenty topics being obsessed about in the USA right now. When I lived in Los Angeles, Nicole Richie was doing a lot of awareness about water’s importance in the world. Fast forward three years and reality TV stars of the USA are doing something similar with the People Water project. To find out more, click on pic above.
Reality TV – Charity Work pairings USA: The Huffington Post reports: The Bachelorette winner Jef Holm (see Newsday) isn’t your typical skinny-jeans-wearing-overly-idealistic skateboarding hipster — he’s actually making things happen to create. After announcing an engagement to Emily Maynard and a relocation too, Jef’s too much. He’s off to dig wells in Africa.
Although I think, why doesn’t Jef just stay put in the USA and dig water wells in the Mid-West instead; if Africa is where Jef wants to help find water too, good on him.
Photo: A Sweet Spirit blog. Change yourselves! Geez. :)
[ps: tweezers to perfect the Mitt look wouldn't go amiss either!].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.7.12~
Best reporting today was: Miriama Kamo‘s insightful interview into water and how Maori New Zealand citizens are defined by its lifegiving flows.
Quote: Water in our veins:
"We own the water, in our concept of ownership, my flesh tells me, my blood tells me, my skin tells me - it doesnt have to talk, I know we own that water" says Te Arawa iwi.
Profound. Deep. Calming. True.
I like the name for the South Island: The Waters of Greenstone. Te Wai Pounamu – that awareness has always been inextricably linked about water to Maori reality and kinship towards land, water, sea. Fancy naming the largest land mass before you hit ice, after water. I would have been impressed by the mountain ranges alone and their majestic beauty, however… water we always are. Water we be.
[Photo: Te Rangiaheke (Yvonne) Bidois - Ben Fraser]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.7.12~
Taming the Sun to make sustainable energy: DAY 5: MILLION STILL WITHOUT POWER…
A website that can help all homes across the USA save America’s sustainability as a nation is this one:
If every home in the USA had a solar roof – think of how much more sustainable and happier the USA and the world will be.
[Photo: from the book, The Sun, TT Design website].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.7.12~
ASIA-PACIFIC OVERTAKES NORTH AMERICA AS THE REGION FOR GROWING THE MOST MILLIONAIRES WITH INVESTABLE MILLIONS TO INVEST
CNN News reports the changing face of Asia-Pacific’s millionaire populations.
Focus, dedication and working at a business can help grow economies quicker if people opt to be less distracted.
For the first time in the World’s history, Asia-Pacific is home to the highest number of millionaires in the world. The news was announced in the form of an annual global wealth report by Capgemini and Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management.
Asia-Pacific has over-taken North America in 2011 on the growing millionaire citizens front. Asia Pacific now has 3.37 million high-net-worth individuals (HNWI). A millionaire in the report is defined as anyone who has a lazy US$ 1 million available for investment. This excludes personal assets such as primary homes, collectibles, and consumer durables. (more…)
If more thought is given in design, the world wins in energy savings costs.
Solar energy and renewable energy systems that will allow the home to achieve zero net energy consumption are the tools. The collaborators are the conceptual thinkers with Jennifer Hanson and Kendon McGrail being the architects on the project.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.6.12~
HOW FISH’S 20% PROFIT QUOTA TOWARDS IWI IS FAIR ON WATER RIGHTS & TV3′S NEWS COVERAGE OF SOE ENERGY ASSETS SALES
I just had a vision of electric fish swimming in waters of Iwi lakes, rivers, oh… and profits derived from water jumping into Iwi bank accounts too, every time a switch for a “light bulb” was turned on.
Memo to the Prime Minister and his ‘friends’: “You are misguided in assuming water rights of Maori people” are “yours” or “The Crowns” -as if they are “yours” alone. To talk this way is illegal behavior. It does not reinforce to NZ citizens or newly arriving immigrants the legal bonds we have to honor Maori people through continual inclusion, in this country.
Needless to say such talk of ‘Maori or Iwi blindness’ on legal and political matters, is extremely greedy aiding foreign investors interests over Iwi’s rights in NZ. Not cool. The model the PM proports, as a mathmatical equation is “non-Maori people unite plus foreigners gang up together on the stock market” and bank.
It’s too exclusive of being inline with the spirit of The Treaty of Waitangi that acts in good faith of Maori’s ability to be included in NZ’s future direction adequately. This is written where the poverty divide behind Maori people has seen inequality grossly increase towards Maori, under the PM’s watch. For the health of Maori if I put my Maori glasses on, if he is going to talk like this, then he needs to change this talk smartly, or, he needs to go!
And anyway: Since when was our PM a Te Heu Heu type or more recently, a Todd or worth more than a thousand year history in NZ of an Iwi? Geez! Unbelievable nonsense!
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TV3 news reports: “A legal bid by Maori isn’t likely to stop the partial privatisation of four state-owned energy companies but it could delay the sales process, Prime Minister John Key says.
Parliament on Tuesday passed legislation allowing the Government to sell 49 percent of the shares in Mighty River Power, Genesis Energy, Meridian Energy and Solid Energy.
The Maori Council and Ngati Tuwharetoa are threatening legal action to stop it.
They’re arguing the sales breach the Treaty of Waitangi and violate their water rights. (more…)
“It is incredibly exciting to think that Elijah Wood will watch a film we made in the spare room with cardboard, skewers and a desk lamp,” said the filmmakers who managed to get their film through 800 entrants in the 48 hours film competition this year, to be judged by a panel of thirty judges, including Wood and quirky screenwriter Larry Karazewski.
The filmmaking team called Picton Pictures, included Press reporter Charlie Gates, Canterbury University arts student adviser Carla Moore and Press graphic designer John Cowie, with help at the finish line from Press videographer Daniel Tobin.
The filmmakers used shadow puppets. Their film is titled simply, An Inconvenient Hoof. Cute.
More at the flicker. Go Carla Moore & creative buds!
[Meanwhile, 10,000 St Albans residents had a power outage for an hour at 5.30 today as Picton Pictures hometown is restoring power stations to stronger capacity. If cities turned their lights out for an hour each week, imagine how much energy could be saved?!]
[Photo: Jonathan Leibson].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.6.12~
A 21% electricity hike in Australia power costs is said to recognize new Carbon Tax laws.
The Sydney Morning Herald writes: “Household electricity prices are to rise by up to 21 per cent from July 1 - or about $7 a week – with the carbon tax adding to rises already signalled due to spending to upgrade the network.
Gas prices are also to rise, by up to 15 per cent, again largely due to the carbon tax.
AGL customers will pay an extra $2.03 a week, on average, equal to $104 a year, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal said.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.6.12~
HEATING – OIL, COAL, GAS, ELECTRICITY: GINA REINHART MOVES INTO COAL MINING TOO, WITH NEWS PRODUCTION & IRON DRILLING
True story: Without oil, coal, gas and electricity for heating, many people in cities in countries like Britain, the UK, Russia, the USA would freeze in Winter.
In Australian news: Gina Reinhart, Fairfax media news mogul, iron ore drilling magnate is now moving into coal mining too to meet a growing demand in the world for heating fuel supplies in Te Ao. When you think about it, owning news for peoples minds – and mines… absolutely go together. You can’t normalise the latter, without manipulating via the other.
Her website says: “The Hancock Alpha Coal and Kevin’s Corner Coal Projects offer the potential to open up the Galilee Basin and sustain new port and rail.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotoearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.6.12~