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Innovation is a collection of resources for teachers to help support young people in developing an ability to recognise how innovation happens and understand the value it can bring.

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Scion has created a new sewer-less toilet with a high-tech back end that can treat human waste in a new, safe, sustainable and affordable way.  The toilet and its built-in waste treatment tech is Scion’s answer as a successful participant in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge initiated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The challenge was created to develop solutions for developing countries where sanitation-related problems are a leading cause of child mortality. Science Topics, Scion, Young People, Teacher Resources, Gates, Countries, Toilet, Innovation, Foundation

Transforming the humble toilet

Scion has created a new sewer-less toilet with a high-tech back end that can treat human waste in a new, safe, sustainable and affordable way. The toilet and its built-in waste treatment tech is Scion’s answer as a successful participant in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge initiated by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The challenge was created to develop solutions for developing countries where sanitation-related problems are a leading cause of child mortality.

It is fundamental to raise awareness about microplastic pollution, but at the same time we need pragmatic solutions. We link innovative ideas such as the Guppyfriend Washing Bag with education and corporate dialogues to spread knowledge about (micro)plastic pollution. Bags Online Shopping, Innovative Ideas, Plastic Pollution, Wash Bags, Washing Clothes, Something To Do, Innovation, Knowledge, Education

GUPPYFRIEND Washing Bag Online Shop | STOP! Micro Waste

Buy the Guppyfriend Washing Bag with free shipping in the official Guppyfriend Onlineshop | Washing Bag to filter microplastic when washing clothes containing plastic | Filter microplastic with the Guppyfriend Washing Bag - directly in the washing machine.

Face-shield shortage at Lakes DHB solved by Rotorua companies Shield Design, Visors, Teacher Resources, Lakes, Innovation, Recycling, 3d, Group, Printed

Face-shield shortage at Lakes DHB solved by Rotorua companies

A group of Rotorua companies have pooled their talents to manufacture 215 face visors for Lakes District Health Board. A Prusa face shield design consisting of a 3D printed headband, Perspex shield and an elastic band at the back was agreed upon and a prototype was produced for DHB approval. High Duty Plastics cut the Perspex shields using their laser cutter. The elastic bands were provided courtesy of AJ’s Emporium and the DHB. With some changes to maximise coverage, improve design ...

Hot water hoggers left high and dry thanks to water cancelling app Save Water, Getting Out, Young People, Teacher Resources, Inventions, Thursday, Competition, Period, Innovation

Hot water hoggers left high and dry thanks to water cancelling app

This teen might have the solution to arguments about who's using all the hot water in your flat.

Exploring the effect of printing on cellulose orientation Scion, Open Up, Exploring, 3d Printing, Innovation, Solar, March, Printed, Create

Exploring the effect of 3D printing on cellulose orientation

A joint project between Scion and SfTI has enabled researchers to create a 4D printed tree that stands up when triggered by water or heat, opening up possibilities such as valves that open and close as water temperature changes or solar cells that unfold in response to light.

On Thursday, NASA showed off a new look for its Orion crew capsule — the spacecraft that could eventually take humans into deep space and on to Mars someday. Future versions of Orion will now sport. Apollo 11, Mars Spacecraft, Space Launch System, Nasa Rocket, Back To The Moon, Walt Disney, Apollo Program, Moon Missions, Mickey Mouse

Sheep space: Is NZ wool about to blast off to Mars? - NZ HERALD Oct 2018 New Zealand wool may be about to go where no human has gone before: deep space. Nasa is currently evaluating a Kiwi-made, wool-based filter system to protect astronauts in its Orion spacecraft, being designed to explore the moon, Mars and asteroids.

'Life-changing' NZ-made bionic hand up for prestigious design award News Apps, Immersive Experience, Free News, Design Awards, Teacher Resources, Innovation, Challenges, Life Changing, Kiwi

'Life-changing' NZ-made bionic hand up for prestigious design award - NZ HERALD ARTICLE Sept 2018. The Kiwi designers behind a world-leading bionic hand have set their next challenge - to create a much smaller version for children. David Lovegrove and the design team at 4ormfunction in Christchurch are finalists at the upcoming Best Design Awards for their innovative Taska bionic hand.

12 Female Founders from New Zealand – Women Young People, Teacher Resources, Role Models, New Zealand, Innovation, Entrepreneur, Science, Female, News

12 Female Founders from New Zealand

Kiwi entrepreneurs showcase resourcefulness and ingenuity - building their startups out of New Zealand.

Virological Sampling of Inaccessible Wildlife with Drones Humpback Whale, Drones, Teacher Resources, Evolution, Innovation, Wildlife, Paper

Virological Sampling of Inaccessible Wildlife with Drones

There is growing interest in characterizing the viromes of diverse mammalian species, particularly in the context of disease emergence. However, little is known about virome diversity in aquatic mammals, in part due to difficulties in sampling. We characterized the respiratory virome of the Eastern Australian humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae). To achieve an unbiased survey of virome diversity a meta-transcriptomic analysis was performed on 19 pooled whale blow samples collected via a…

New Zealand Story targets overseas businesses to prop up and take notice of New Zealand’s sweet pockets of innovation and entrepreneurship. Innovation And Entrepreneurship, Literacy And Numeracy, Drawing Skills, Rest Of The World, Teacher Resources, Kiwi, Bridges, New Zealand, Curriculum

New Zealand Story bridges the Kiwi narrative to the rest of the world - stoppress.co.nz

New Zealand Story targets overseas businesses to prop up and take notice of New Zealand’s sweet pockets of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Aerospread plane in action Ministry Of Education, Plane, Fighter Jets, Pilot, Innovation, Software, Engineering, Action, Backyard

Aerospread – top flight innovation

Aerospread Managing Director Bruce Peterson isn’t just a businessman and pilot. Bruce is an innovative ‘backyard engineer’ whose work to develop topdressing plane components and software is streamlining his business and delivering lower costs and safer, more environmentally friendly and efficient services to his clients and other aerial businesses.

Kiwi firm Allbirds raises almost $40 million - NEWS ITEM. Kiwi merino footwear brand Allbirds Wool Sneakers, Young People, Shoe Brands, My Friend, Innovation, Bay Area, Kiwi, Mens Tops, How To Wear

Kiwi firm Allbirds raises almost $40 million - NEWS ITEM. Kiwi merino footwear brand Allbirds

Supermarket praised for adopting shopping cart catering for elderly and disabled - NEWS ITEM. This is a great example of innovation meeting a need and adapting an existing product. Examples Of Innovation, Bachelor, Special Needs Kids, Make It Work, Entry Doors, Young People, North America, Catering, Cool Things To Buy

Supermarket praised for adopting shopping cart catering for elderly and disabled

A supermarket in Auckland has been commended for supporting customers with special needs.