No.8 Re-charged: 202 World-changing Innovations from New Zealand

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title No.8 Re-charged: 202 World-changing Innovations from New Zealand
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   David Downs
By (author)   Michelle Dickinson
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 241,Width 194
CategoriesPopular science
Inventions and inventors
ISBN 9780143771258

Publishing Details

Publisher Penguin Group (NZ)
Imprint Penguin Books (NZ)
Publication Date 30 October 2017
NZ Release Date 30 October 2017
Publication Country New Zealand


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

Author Biography

David Downs was the co-author of the earlier title No.8 Re-wired and its predecessor, and is a regular speaker and presenter on innovation. He is passionate about innovation and technology in long-term growth, and in his day job as a General Manager at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, he gets to work with innovative companies from around the country to help them grow internationally. Dr Michelle Dickinson MNZM is an 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 to engage young people with science and technology. As an academic at the University of Auckland and regular science and technology television commentator, Michelle has become a well-known face in New Zealand, advocating for science and engineering.