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.
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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 ...
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.
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 - 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.
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 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 – 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.