an innovative nation: inspired by Papatuanku and friends,
we reproduce the matauranga we see.
Innovation links – 10:
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.1.13~
personalized medicine is a growing field.
The FBI has agents who have microbiology backgrounds. Their expertise is weapons of mass destruction. More recently though, the same scientists examine the hobby that has sprung up of at home scientists (amateur) who experiment with with genes, proteins and bacteria. Amateur geneticists, biopunks or outlaw biologists. They love to call themselves biohackers. Instead of hacking computer codes, they tinker with DNA, the code of life.
In a way they do what the banking community did during the global financial crises. Economies over-printed money (or clocked up debt), then some of these nations set about hacking other nations economies. Really! That did happen. So, it’s not difficult to see why science is on the rise.
Unfotunately though some of the experiments can be dangerous, as they are not conducted in labs with adequate safety, or they lack ethics, hence a need for the FBI to hire top scientists to look into it. So to keep track of science progress, the FBI has set up the Biological Countermeasures Unit just to stay on top of the DIYbio movement. (more…)
Maori world views within the scientific community are important and celebrated the people and ideas delivering an edge in the world of science. Maori have always been scientists and continue to be scientists. Our brand of science maybe a little different from Western science but, nonetheless, it allowed us to work in the world, to be in the world, to live in the world, to survive in the world for generations.
–Dr Ocean Mercier fronts the edu-tainment TV series Matauranga.
Source: MTS press kit.
Ka pai te wahine na.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
Science names NZ 2013: Sir Peter Maire. Craig Richardson. Robin Hapi. Peter Hunter. Callaghan Innovation. Sue Suckling. Neville Jordan. Richard Janes. Steven Joyce. Paul Lockey. Michele Allan. Additional buzz words: ”one stop shop” for high value, innovative businesses with high growth potential.
["Robin Hapi"... that's funny. source: compu world]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
Science news: A Chinese scientist claims they have discovered an anti-ageing formula called resveratrol.
“Lamin A and SIRTI would be boosted with resveratrol, a compound found in the skin of red grapes and other fruits which has been touted by some scientists and companies as a way to slow aging or remain healthy as people get older… as resveratrol is found in red wine that reduces heart disease and ageing… the amount of resveratrol in red wine is very low [to deter ageing in a capacity that it could do].”
–Zhou Zhongjun, University of Hong Kong.
NZ needs to infuse resveratrol in vitner’s practices…
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.12.12~
Pamper trends – the art of the vanities: A year in beauty retail trends.
Additional ideas: Young people working with scientists could really develop health and beauty products from the ocean. Rare earth minerals and marine life’s secrets hold the next keys to a growing industry that can be both entrepreneurial and sustainable for Pacific peoples economic planning. (more…)
STRIKING IT BIG IN KIWI TECH CO’s, OIL, MINERALS, RARE EARTH ELEMENTS – NZ’s NEXT GROWTH SECTORS FOR R&D R.O.I
Forty-five New Zealand companies featured in the latest Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for Asia Pacific. That’s the list of the 500 fastest growing tech companies. Kiwi firms make up nearly 10 per cent of the list in a region that includes China, Japan, South Korea and India and Taiwan.
If NZ wants to be a wealthier nation, we’re going to need another industry to rival dairy and tourism as an export earner. Realistically, we need to either strike it big in oil and minerals or become a tech centre of global significance.
–Liam Dann explains a boom industry for New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.12.12~
Photo: Maria Seton is a marine scientist.
While on a mission discovering Australia’s ocean plaground, a group of marine scientists have been doing a lot of discovering. Not only did the team collect 197 different rock samples, more than 6800 km of marine geophysical data and mapped over 14,000 square kilometres of the ocean floor, they have also discovered that google maps has Islands on their maps, that don’t exist. (more…)
Kauri under threat by selfish overconsumption of air and water: In order to study the affects of global warming on the indigenous kauri tree of New Zealand the Marsden fund is investing in research into that area.
“Auckland University’s Dr Cate MacInnes-Ng has partnered with Aussie and UK researchers to look into the sensitivity of kauri, tanekaha and totara to water stress, comparing water-use efficiency in those trees across different rainfall areas and looking at how particular trees adapt to increasing drought conditions.”
Kauri trees grow in the North Island of New Zealand (mainly). A Brit royal is also named after a famous Kauri tree too. The Marsden Fund has invested heavily into three years of research funding totalling $54.6 million. Good stuff.
As kauri love ridge ranges to grow, in drought they can do it hard. Like kauri, totara demand a lot of light to grow.
“This exciting project will add to our understanding of these three endemic tree species and is crucial to the long-term survival prospects for our kauri forests and other Southern Hemisphere conifers,” Dr MacInnes-Ng said.
Source: The Northland Age.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.11.12~
US billionaire Julian Robertson said in a live cross interview on TV yesterday that what excites him the most about New Zealand is tourism and agriculture.
Both areas are quite exciting to see evolving from New Zealand.
For others aquaculture in New Zealand is the draw.
Aquaculture New Zealand Gary Hooper notes, ”The $400 million aquaculture industry – which is aiming to hit an annual revenue of $1 billion by 2025 – will gather in Nelson this week for its annual conference.
Hooper said he was all for marine reserves and conservation. “But we’re still a country that needs to grow its economy and aquaculture has this tremendous potential to contribute to that,” he said. Aquiculture’s “had some economic rigour applied to it.”
Hooper said reaching the realistic $1 billion mark required securing additional water space, increased productivity and exporting more value-added products. (more…)
So, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden met for a chat. Martha Radditz- ABC News facilitated the chat.
Jobs was the big issue.
I would like to see more solutions from team Ryan put forward.
Strategies as in, say: 1 to 20 - here’s the twenty key areas we are going to cause a malarkey by creating jobs (eg: solar, wind, green engine smart cars production being increased and even exported – think economic growth. We’re going to get manufacturing on the up in these thirty core product groups etc). Then be bold and even throw in a set number of new jobs in each main area cited.
It’s not that difficult? So, I don’t get it.
Billionaire and millionaire’s favorite new make up products have arrived. New science that is fun.
A personalized blue print of your dna (in particularly your body’s cells) can now be made into stem cells and restored, to patch up the body and stave off the ageing process. The stem cell research breakthroughs are the elixor cure to repair general wear and tear.
CNN News: Sir John B. Gurdon 70 of the UK and Shinya Yamanaka 50 of Osaka Japan, have scooped The 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. The award was given on Monday for work that revolutionized the understanding of how cells and organisms develop.
The groundbreaking research is set to increase longevity in the human body. The scientists discovery that “mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body,” is winner said the the Nobel Assembly, which consists of 50 professors at the Karolinska Institute.
The reprogrammed cells are new stem cells. They can then be placed into other areas of the body and the cells “are able to develop into all types of cells in the body,” the professors collective said in a statement. (more…)
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced work on quantum optics won the physics Nobel prize.
Some reaction to physicists David Wineland and Serge Haroche winning the Nobel from British scientists came via the Science Media Centre in London.
Haroche and Wineland have made tremendous advances in our understanding of quantum entanglement, with beautiful experiments to show how atomic systems can be manipulated to exhibit the most extraordinary coherence properties; Haroche working with cavity quantum electrodynamics and Wineland with trapped ions. (more…)
Avatar producer Jon Landau is putting his best foot forward when it comes to solar powered advancements potential to make us all think about turning on light switches and how we drive our cars, in the USA.
Landau’s Stellar Energy project in conjunction with business partner, James Cameron of Malibu, Canada and Wairarapa, is quite revolutionary in developing community businesses that are 100% committed to lead the way on green energy’s furtherance as an ethos of innovative business endeavor.
Watch Jon in action above. On ya!
Ten Things about Stellar Energy:
1. Stellar successfully completed a 960 kilowatt (kW) solar project that will provide clean energy to James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. (LEI), the film industry’s most technologically advanced and innovative production company.–kinda amazing!
2. The energy technology Stellar develops can be used in fun ways, to power sound stages on movie sets.
3. Savvy at using rooftop spaces of buildings, adding solar energy systems to businesses rooftops was crucial to building business to the next level with a realistic view of a need in the world to take giant leaps forward in green energy thinking, meeting practical needs.
Photo: Hollywood Oscars year book photo: James Cameron, Suzy Amis and Jon Landau at an event of The 82nd Annual Academy Awards one year – IMDB images (more…)
Avatar Solar Array – James Cameron’s latest project:
MNN.Com reports: Back in May 2011, after relocating his production company to the MBS Media Campus, director James Cameron constructed a massive solar array to power the next to Avatar sequels.
“These are things the studios need to be thinking about,” Cameron told the Washington Post. “When I do my next film, we’re going to go much farther than we did in terms of running a green set.
If there is one thing I know is true, nothing in this life is a certainty: 13 schools to close in ChCh? Reformation ahead for the rebuilding city?…
Either way, exciting. Embrace change. NBR reports 18 schools may be merged.
If anything, it’s about being at a crossroads of a changed curriculum in key subject areas. If this means special learning labs for certain subjects, that could be good for all children in ChCh. For example, pilot class. Young people will be equipped to be able kaitiaki of, the Ross sea for example, at a much younger age, without even being conscious of it per se.
Yet the key components are built into their new curriculum in fun ways, ready to be advanced when needed. So entrepreneurs who build, protect, export, expand their economy and nation’s best future, all through education’s new drive and vision gifted to them with this impending change… So exciting.
In NZ, schools are the heart of community in the formative years, very tight knit. So, let’s hope the sense of ChCh’s community stays in tact.
You can’t live in the wounds of loss forever, we must let go to grow. The familiar is vital to security yet adventure is a gift that youth can thrive on in elevated learning environs. (more…)
BRONAGH KEY MEETS SHICHIGAHAMA MAYOR YOSHIO WATANABE – NEW ZEALAND’S PM LAUNCHES NEW TOURISM PROMOTION IN JAPAN & REBUILDING KAWERAU’S ECONOMY AS AN EDUCATION LEARNING-POD CITY
New Zealand-Japan Foreign Affairs News: NZ’s PM John Key toured the Sendai region, which was one of the worst hit by the March 2011 tsunami. The PM will meet with Japan’s PM Yoshihiko Noda.
It is hoped that Japan’s rebuild efforts after the quake, tsunami wipe outs, can help inform a cost-effective rebuild for quake ravaged, Christchurch city in New Zealand too. Corin Dann‘s report can be read here.
NZ has the best sushi ingredients right here in NZ (fish and avocados as well as great wines too) so a solid Trade deal with Japan is expected to be signed between both nations. Japan’s current position on APEC’s TPP situation is: “Japan has previously expressed some interest in the TPP trade group, but as yet has made no formal push to join.”
At the moment most Australians drink Japan owned beer in Australia due to past trading with Japan (under private company purchases). These occurred outside of government styled TPP type deals, so Japan will trade where it sees assets of value for Japan with NZ in the way it has done with Australian asset buy ups, like Fosters beer etc. Currently China is looking at purchasing the outright ownershup stake in NZ company Fisher & Paykel. It is a similar situation to the Japanese buy out of the Aussie beer company supply chain.
Why Japan appeals as a trading nation with NZ: Japan has the third largest economy in Te Ao (the world), (more…)
EDUCATION & BRAIN SCIENCE KHAN ACADEMY, A MADONNA HAL DAVID TRIBUTE & INDIA-USA NEWS BITES – 3rd SEPTEMBER 2012
Education & Brain Science: (CBS News) Sal Khan is a math, science, and history teacher to millions of students, yet none have ever seen his face. Khan is the voice and brains behind Khan Academy, a free online tutoring site that may have gotten your kid out of an algebra bind with its educational how-to videos. Now Khan Academy is going global. Backed by Google, Gates, and other Internet powerhouses, Sal Khan wants to change education worldwide, and his approach is already being tested in some American schools. More@CBS Brain School TV.
USA News Links:
Storm Watch Louisiana: Isaac Leaves Entire Neighborhoods Underwater – Yahoo! News
Missouri to Ohio say thanks for the rain.
Harrisburg Illinois: Post tornado – Recovery’s face
Public Demonstration News: Letting off steam in Charlotte
Jay-Z is still on getting kids interested in politics duties. (New Zealand should have done same job, last election too!).
Foreign Policy: Biden says Romney out of touch on Foreign Policy. (Look, he knows where Alaska and Russia are!).
Athletic fibbing admissions: Ryan says he misstated marathon claim
Obama‘s comic Western quips: Obama laughs off Eastwood jibes
CNN Sports: LIVE: Action from London Paralympics.
Showbiz Hollywood: Stars pay tribute to ‘Raindrops’ writer
LA gets poetical: City to get a poet laureate
Myths-Busting Biz Opinion: ‘Maximizing shareholder value’ is ill-conceived concept
Financial Firms: Come under fire for tax strategy
Mormons-Masons, Masons-Mormons: Doing business the Mormon way. Lol!
US Environment Watch: Can a supervolcano at Yellowstone threaten Earth?
CNN discovers YouTube’s Moodwall: EmotionTubeTV
Movie Marketing: Tom Hanks talks Cloud Atlas
College Football: Plaschke: USC looks good; allegations sound bad
Whiffy Jiffy Stuff: Celebrity fragrances
Airline Upgrades: Rosenthal: A la carte airlines boost profits
Hollywood Royalty expands: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott welcome a baby boy
TechWallStWatch: Apple junkies rejoice: New iPhone announced.
Rahm Emanuel‘s new Deputy Mayor says “I’m not Polyanna” Lol!
Hollywood History Reflections: So who was Abraham Al Jaffe? Henry Fonda‘s hero.
Ode to Joy: Random acts of culture - South Beach Miami gets festive.
Men’s Tennis: Roddick, Djokovic advance at the U.S. Open.
April Henry is a singer-songwriter of Chicago. Henry features in Chicago Street Style forum.
The things American tech billionaires do to get a larger share of India’s growing tech market! Education is a brills strategy to do this.
Sports Photo: Noavk Djokovic, who finished with 13 aces, needed only 1 hour, 37 minutes to earn the win over Julien Benneteau in the US Open. More at Sports Illustrated.
Music: Hal David tribute. Madonna‘s vintage Rain song – vocals only.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.9.12~
On the evening news, the topic of jobs creation came up. Apparently, it hasn’t happened much in the last year.
This means our unemployment rate in New Zealand is the highest it has been in 18 years.
When questioned about it, the government said, the GFC and the Christchurch earthquake were to blame for the poor result in new and robust employment for New Zealand citizens.
My view is this: One – we must look after New Zealand citizens first, put New Zealanders into decent jobs, before we worry about providing for citizens all over the world on the stock market. The latter has been our government’s obsessive focus, more so than creating jobs on the ground, here in NZ. The truth is if we look after New Zealand citizens, then New Zealand citizens are more equipped to help immigrants more. Wealthier new immigrants also need to help NZ citizens more. And New Zealand citizens need to pay poorer new immigrants more. We need to find some balance here. (more…)
A NATION IN COACHING REHAB, IN MOTION TOWARDS DISCIPLINED ADVENTUROUS EXCELLENCE OF FUN – NEW ZEALAND NEWS 8.8.12
While we were living, some people were creating the news.
First up, Shelly Campbell appears on cam with the announcement that thirty students are off to the Kermadec Islands to Raoul Island to be precise. Campbell reckons Sir Peter Blake would have been pleased to have seen this happen. Nice story. Adventurous learning is how our founding fathers and mothers discovered education in NZ and taught it too. Miriama Kamo has the lead in. Photos: Sir Peter Blake and James Blake, ocean adventurous Pakeha Kiwis.
Breaking News: Nearly 2 million evacuated as Typhoon hits China.
News@6 NZ – Team TV One:
[I can't find the news rheel online tonight for the 6pm news feed]. Here’s how we were looking from NZ.
6pm: Sex offender to live in Wanganui. Beastiality and abuse of women and children were his kink. Conditions he must live under are in place. He’s about to be released out of jail. Ray Smith, Corrections. At $100,000 per year he will be monitored by GPS technology. He can’t have any female visitors, or have contact with children.
Can’t go to church, consume alcohol or drugs, forbidden to get a job. Det Superintendent Rob Drew says, “We should be weary, but not fear him.”
In a sad story, for “over 25 years he abused children and women. If he breaks rules he will be recalled to prison. He is 10 minutes drive away from Wanganui town.
6.03pm: Feedback from Wangaui community. Hamish, a farmer. “He’s concerned.”
Wilson is being released to Wanganui in an old State House, transported to a new ground. Kaitoki is a small town, (Sarah Batley reporting). Districts Mayor, Annette Main, doesn’t want him there, yet he is in her town boundaries. “She wouldn’t wish that on anyone else in NZ.” (More on this story on the Sunday program at 7.30pm).
Zoom down to Taranaki.
6.05pm. While rock climbing on Paratutu rock, 10 students were rescued and two international students haven’t been accounted for. Hayden Jones has the story. Taranaki rescue helicopter, Andy Cronin, rescue helicopter pilot.
“We looked for survivors in the water. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to find many alive. Two instructors and 11 students here. The instructor was a 42 year old. 17 year-old international student and one local student missing. Best chance of survival was to swim away from the rocks. If you do that, your chance of survival will be better.”