Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Innovation & Science: Global Headlines

Recent headlines from the international media about New Zealand business innovators and scientists and their global ideas. Summaries of each story are at
  • AKL Airport trials green landing technique via gliding on idle
  • First Light ERA leads world in contextual advertising
  • Geoff Vuleta in “white hot” NY-based Fahrenheit 212
  • Auckland’s Wallflower Global in US$20m sale to Thailand
  • Alpine Wasp rescue helicopter can scale Everest
  • Txtstation takes real-time polling to US audiences
  • Kerry Black’s Versareef emulating world’s best surf waves
  • Wellington telco OpenCloud scores venture capital funding
  • $200m wind farm contract for TrustPower in South Australia
  • Margaret Brimble named UNESCO Science Laureate
  • Palaeontologist Trevor Worthy: NZ had indigenous land mammal
  • Massey U develops productive ultra-cheap solar energy solution
  • NZ bio-fuels research helpful in addressing climate change
  • Cellulosic ethanol production could reduce NZ oil consumption
  • Auckland U solves eternal pigeon homing mystery
  • 70 million possums form environmentally kosher fur trade
  • Victoria U research may save black rhino from extinction
  • Aquaflow’s bio-diesel: 5% liquid algae grown on human sewage

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