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  • Published: 29 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772583
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272
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No.8 Re-charged

202 World-changing Innovations from New Zealand




A follow-up title to the hugely successful No. 8 Re-wired.

Take notice, world, New Zealand is undergoing a re-charge.
The 'No. 8 wire' thinking we have been so proud of is being expanded and improved.
No. 8 Re-charged tells a compelling and accessible story of modern New Zealand and its world-beating products and ideas. From drone technology to electric farm bikes and computer graphics, from space-age umbrellas to fitness trackers and the world’s leading DJ software — New Zealand developers, entrepreneurs and companies are winning in areas where no one thought we could even compete.
Chapters:
1. Up in the Air - Planes, Drones and Rockets
2. The Human Body - From Hospital Beds to Cancer Breakthroughs
3. Social Innovation - Change, for Good
4. It’s all Fun and Games - It's about Serious Fun
5. Of Water and the Sea - Boats, Anchors and Surfboards
6. Machines, Large and Small - Large, loud and Globally Successful
7. Film and Pictures - Screen Stars, Large and Small
8. The Land of the Clouds - Aoraki and Aotearoa
9. Down on the Farm - Robots, Designer Cows and Turtle Tracking
10. Global Fingerprints - From New Zealand to the World

  • Pub date: 29 January 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143772583
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the Authors

David Downs

A native of Whanganui, David began his working life as an actor, writer, comedian and co-founder (with Jon and others) of The Classic Comedy & Bar in Auckland. He left this behind to start a second career in IT, which he stuck with for nearly 20 years, including a stint living and working for Microsoft in Asia. David's strong interest in innovative companies, and his pride in New Zealand, lead him back to Aotearoa and his third career at government agency New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, where he helps local businesses grow internationally.

David lives in Devonport, Auckland, with his TV producer wife Katherine and his three fast-growing boys Jack, Joshua and Toby.

Michelle Dickinson

Dr Michelle Dickinson MNZM is a passionate engineering researcher and educator who is fascinated by the ways copying nature through biomimetics can be used to create engineering solutions for today’s challenges. Through her nanotechnology research and passion for making science more accessible, she created the character Nanogirl, a smart female role model designed to help engage young people with science and technology. As an academic at the University of Auckland and a regular science and technology television commentator, Michelle has become a well-known face in New Zealand, advocating for science and engineering.


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