When we city dwellers gaze up at the night sky, unfortunately, an almost empty like darkness is often times returned due to the overbearing pollution of the urban lights around us. One town near Lake Tekapo, New Zealand looks to reverse that by going dark to allow the nearby Mt. John Observatory, located 1,029 meters… Continue reading Lights Out: New Zealand Town Powers Down for Undimmed Astrophotography
Do you feel like patent laws do more to stifle real innovation than protect it? That’s exactly the sentiment of the New Zealand government who just passed a law prohibiting patents for basic software, however, protection for major innovations and programs will remain protected under the country’s copyright law. New Zealand’s government updated its 60-year… Continue reading New Zealand Ends Patents for Basic Software: Should the US Follow in Its Footsteps?