Dr MacDiarmid and His Fantastic Electric Plastic

New Zealand’s Nobel duo becomes a trio; Masterton-born and Wellington-educated chemist Alan MacDiarmid has joined Ernest Rutherford and Maurice Wilkins as a Nobel Prize (chemistry) laureate. MacDiarmid and his two colleagues discovere conductive plastics which have been a key factor in the development of  important everyday enablers like mobile phones, photographic film and solar cells.


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From TV to Hot Sauce Charlie Page Looks Ahead

From TV to Hot Sauce Charlie Page Looks Ahead

Radical job switches are daunting, but they have the power to rewire entire careers and lives, according to Ed Peters in as story for the South China Morning Post. Peters interviews…