Nanotech NZ – Solutions from the Small?

Front-running nanotechnology expert, NZ-born Michael Kelly, (technology professor, University of Surrey), recently visited Wellington’s MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. Kelly is optimistic of edge innovation in the field, “There are a whole range of problems which are more acute in NZ (than elsewhere).” Though he’s wary of ‘nano-hype’: “It’s an insanely difficult discipline… working on nano-materials is analogous to driving a car blindfolded with the person next to you shouting out instructions” Kelly is to receive an honorary doctorate from Victoria and take up a new technology professorship at Cambridge University, where he says he hopes to put machine into molecule: “technology into nanotechnology”.


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Eric Watson Breaks Own Wheat Yield World Record

Eric Watson Breaks Own Wheat Yield World Record

Ashburton farmer Eric Watson has taken the Guinness World Record for the highest wheat yield for the second consecutive time, with a staggering 17.398t/ha crop, Andrew Swallow reports for UK magazine,…