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…)
A new breed of teens are arising. At 16, Yaya Lu has designed a voice-activated wheel chair. So clever. A true artist.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.1.13~
The special re-timer glasses that emit a soft green light, reset the body’s clock reducing jetlag, while you read in flight.
Re-Timer website. Cost: $286.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.1.13~
Apparently online peeps in the UK have taken to creating their favorite App idea.
One that I found funny was Alex with his App idea to censor information you might already have learned enough times. What he’s suggesting is that people who think original thoughts should be heard more. We need to train people on media platforms to create original content, especially in the way they (we) express ideas. Alex wants to block content that annoys him with his App idea.
For Alex that is: [The App] would end buzz-filled headlines that read something like ‘complex and interrelated socioeconomic factors,’ ‘the squeezed-middle” or ‘worry of the rising fiscal cliff’ and ‘crowd-sourcing a more nuanced approach to helicopter parenting’. Instead we would just read ‘the worry of therising’ – this filtered phrase, would encourage people to stand up, look outside, inspire their imaginations… and burn fat.”
Gosh. Alex is full on. In a good way. (more…)
“Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.”
– Chinese fortune cookie (more…)
STARBUCKS CEO, HOWARD SCHULTZ MILK, COFFEE BEANS, FREE WIFI CAFES BRAND EXPANDS BY UPPING PREMIUM PRICED COFFEE PRODUCTS
Hobbit filmmaking factory facts 2012: New Zealand’s Wendy Petrie revealed on NZ Television that during the making of the latest hobbit movie in New Zealand (Unexpected Journey) that NZ$380,000 was sploshed on coffee for the cast and crew alone.
It’s true that coffee fuels the world. Here’s a story via The Washington Post USA reprinted Bloomberg market research news story, into how American coffee peeps will pay top dollar for hot milk with a bit of coffee in it.
Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) — Howard Schultz‘ Starbucks Corp. has moved into specialty coffee sales that can cost US$7 for a 16-ounce “grande” cup. Apparently, in a mov to up the rest of its products, the value put on the new grande serving makes it the company’s priciest brew. The company hopes to steer its customer base into buying premium products with a higher mark up by the move. The price hike maintains an illusion of advancement and quality in the competitive US coffee obsessed market.
The Costa Rica Finca Palmilera coffee costs $40 for a half- pound bag and $6 for a 12-ounce “tall” cup. U.S. Northwest is the trial market in select Starbucks cafes.
adjective – 1 (of light or colour) very bright: brilliant sunshine illuminated the scene.
2. exceptionally clever or talented: he was quite brilliant and was promoted almost at once the germ of a brilliant idea hit her. outstanding; impressive: his brilliant career at Harvard.
3. British informal excellent; marvellous: we had a brilliant time.
noun: a diamond of brilliant cut: an elegant necklace with four rows of brilliants.
origins: late 17th century: from French brillant ‘shining’, present participle of briller, from Italian brillare, probably from Latin beryllus (see beryl)
The word determination means: dnoun [mass noun]. 1.the quality of being determined; firmness of purpose: those who succeed because of sheer grit and determination. 2. the process of establishing something exactly by calculation or research: determination of molecular structures. Law the settlement of a dispute by the authoritative decision of a judge or arbitrator: expert determination. [count noun] Law a judicial decision or sentence. 3. the controlling or deciding of the nature or outcome of something: genetic sex determination. 4. Law the cessation of an estate or interest. 5. archaic a tendency to move in a fixed direction.
origins: late Middle English (in the senses ’settlement of a controversy by a judge or by reasoning’ and ‘authoritative opinion’): via Old French from Latin determinatio(n-), from the verb determinare (see determine).
–Source: Oxford English Dictionary Online. (more…)
I AM DETERMINED – FOMA’S 25th ANNIVERSARY, TAUPO – TAKING $10b MAORI ASSETS TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF GROWTH
FOMA has been working to expand the Māori economy for 25 years. It’s members have a $10b asset base. Here’s a quote from the Chair: “It is essential the Maori business network actively participates in the fundamental development of New Zealand’s economy. Maori economic development and its contribution to the growth of this country must continue to be realised and I am determined to facilitate this growth through the provision of a robust networking capability within our membership.” –Tangata Whenua news.
Their anniversary was celebrated at Rauhoto Marae in Taupo today.
Young Hinerangi Goodman was there to showcase the hope Maori entrepreneurs have as corporate entities in the collective of community thinkers.
Some facts: Forestry and fishing are two industries that Maori could develop quite well into more innovative ways. Maori could also diversify capital from these too – into new arenas of business expansion.
Watch Traci Houpapa in the clip who makes it all sound so exciting. So beautiful with a refreshing spirit too. Inspiring stuff.
Press Release of The Hui follows: (more…)
Sports News: The All Whites soccer team are successful in a bid to entertain Chinese audiences with an upcoming game. Smart.
Read more @TheHeader.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.10.12~
Not everyone in New Zealand has had it sweet on arrival. Some of our best peoples endured hardship on arrival in New Zealand. As immigrants they rose above the ranks to be stellar New Zealanders.
America with a population of 310 million people (US Census data 2010), is a nation founded on immigrants largely. It is a melting pot.
When people succeed their stories in the USA is one of great strength in a land of huge opportunity too. With that thought in mind, I was thinking of Eli Broad today. His star template as an American provides a lesson (or several) in attainment.
He was an immigrant: Eli was born in the Bronx, raised in Detroit. His folks Lithuanian immigrants. He learned from their lives, That at the end of the day, that’s how it is. Life getting better is about an individual choice. He chose to improve his family’s lot.
Property was how he started: At 20, Eli was able to buy his first patch of land.
He started his own building business: By 1957, Eli was already married to Edythe. He co-founded Kaufman & Broad in 1957. Eli took a loan of $25k from his wife’s folks and became one of USA’s biggest home builders in the affordable housing market. His passion for business was an ability to grow a good team. (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…)
3D CHAORI ACTION MOVIE CINEMA – GETTING A $1 BILLION A YEAR EARNING, MAORI & CHINESE ACTION FUSION INDUSTRY MOVING
He was a Maori Prince, a Viking of The Sun. She, a Chinese Princess from the Ming Dynasty. In a new horizon, in a mythical land on a new frontier, they were cast in an epic war to fight for their love.
What the world needs to see is 3D mythological cinema of this nature in New Zealand.
3D Chaori Cinema (Asian-friendly Maori action movie cinema) is a $1 billion a year generating industry waiting to happen in NZ. In my mind’s eye I see it growing in New Zealand. It supports the already well established 3D cinema of NZ. It just makes movies a lot quicker for the growing Asian movie market of the world.
It needs a development fund to get started. Russell Crowe the first person in the world of Maori descent to win an Oscar and Hollywood’s Lucy Liu are giving a similar concept a go in the film, Man with Iron Fists. We need to move more into 3D with Chaori cinema texts in and from New Zealand. Cliff Curtis, a Maori actor has also been a success starring in Asian nations in an Asian action star mythological film.
We have enough trial models on display in aspects of this genre to really go for it and develop it further. Chaori cinema is another strand of cinema to be developed in New Zealand to sit alongside what Sir Peter Jackson, John Barnett and newcomers like James Cameron have already achieved from New Zealand.
It is a brand new cinema strand though, that can only make the overall package more attractive when perceiving New Zealand as a stand out filmmaking nation location. It makes sense to develop Chaori cinema and Maori cinema that is Asian-markets friendly, more.
It’s an authentic visual expression of New Zealand for the wider world’s markets.
[Photos: Spin Off and Business Insider online].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific 8.10.12~
At the centre and working together to prevent brain drain.
& an exodus from New Zealand too. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.10.12~
There is nothing more powerful than ideas whose time has come, filmed on landscapes that are resources rich. ImagiNATIVE writers are the world's first architects of a future new world and new frontier.
–The way of global film sales marketing patterns observed over a few years now.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
–Winston Churchill as a writer, storyteller, peace maker and boozy warrior leader.
Developing a sustainable film industry in New Zealand really comes down to investing in New Zealand writers more and fostering relationships with the world’s best screenwriters too. It is vital that New Zealand encourages writers, as writers become the billionaires after all the effort has gone into producing successful film franchises. We need some Maori billionaires in New Zealand. Maybe some could write their way into the history books invisaging a cinematic light to project the new way.
We must write films from New Zealand, as if we don’t other people’s written ideas of the South Pacific, will be written about our territory. So, it makes sense to always be writing our own version of the world and attaching our definitions and meanings of landscape of the South Pacific to our own words and ideas in our films. We can write futuristic films, yet the messages in them attached to our landscapes have a resonance all over the world for the good.
We have the locations and enough filmmaking capability now in New Zealand. We just need better scripts, film franchise ideas created in New Zealand and a belief in fast tracking screen-writers to a global level of writing ability. Film crews travel (actors included) to where whoever has the best ideas - to collaborate on – film projects of significance.
New Zealand is soon to become that place even more so, then we have been already on some major film projects.
So what kinds of writers could happen in New Zealand? As a precursor to Mitt Romney‘s rise in politics as a star figure for the US, novelist Stephenie Meyer was a Mormon housewife of Arizona, who mimicked the UK’s JK Rowlings star template as a novelist.
Meyer’s story as a humble writer is one of a stand out success for relativiely new billionaires. Meyer’s novel ideas, even created a brand new studio to make her novels into films. It was then aquired by Lionsgate to import a strong youth audience following into Lionsgate’s entertainment brand.
The young actors cast in Meyer’s films now lead California’s box office (Kristen Stewart being one). JK of course, mimicked Brit authors like C.S Lewis and JRR Tolkien to find her own voice as a single parent writer. Magic was JK’s theme of children learning at school. Meyer’s was a voice of fantasy, romance, angst – youth under threat. Meyer’s creative literary bent, was a huge hit.
What this tells us: Perhaps we need to invest in single parents and-or Kiwi housewives more. (more…)
Q. What is fame addiction?
A. It is when the people who aren’t the smartest get the most press. Sadly, they often bully to get it.
The remedy: to love is being thinking smart.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.9.12~
intelligent - part two: adjective
good at thinking clearly and quickly, at understanding difficult ideas and subjects, and at gaining and using knowledge.