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2D-to-3D Conversion Software Success for ETRI and NHNZ

Mon, 2 Mar 2015 17:47:26 +1300 | NHNZ

Global production house NHNZ is now offering highly cost-effective 3D content after completing a 3-year-long collaboration with Korean tech giant ETRI to create new 2D-to-3D conversion software.More >>

Q-fly, scientists on screen and fluoride study questioned

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:42:02 +1300 | Science Media Centre

In the News: What can NZ learn from Japanese earthquakes? In the News: No link found between brain cancer and mobile use Expert Reaction: Water fluoridation and underactive thyroid Expert Reaction: Fruit fly incursion More >>

University marine bike ride part of SeaWeek activities

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:34:23 +1300 | University of Waikato

The University’s Coastal Marine Field Station staff will lead a coastal bike ride ‘with a difference’ as part of the Marine Station’s annual Open Day on Saturday 7 March in Tauranga. More >>

Gluckman Review downplays risk to IQ from fluoridation

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:06:01 +1300 | New Health New Zealand

The panel convened in 2014 to review water fluoridation has been forced to quietly amend an error in its report about the effects of fluoridation on IQ following international peer review. In an open letter to co-commissioners of the report, Sir Peter Gluckman ...More >>

Dairy commits $5 million to ambitious zero pest plan

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:51:48 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's dairy industry has committed $5 million over two years to the fight against stoats, rats and possums, which destroy native flora and fauna, and can carry bovine tuberculosis. More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon : Three-Person Babies

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:07:25 +1300 | Martin Doyle

Well done, UK, for taking a brave but well-reasoned step forward into the exciting world of mitochondria. [Putting the 'brave' into Brave New World] More >>

Kiwi Encounter welcomes 100th kiwi chick for the season

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:33:04 +1300 | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 26 February 2015: The 100th kiwi chick for the season has just hatched at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More >>

NZ clinical trials give hope to cataract sufferers

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:13:45 +1300 | Abbott

New Zealand surgeons are leading the way in cataract surgery outcomes with local clinical trials of a new cataract lens technology proven to give people with cataracts an extended range of vision and a higher level of independence from eyeglasses [1,2].More >>

New appointments to Marsden Fund Council

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:18:08 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today announced the appointment of three new members to the Marsden Fund Council. Professor Gillian Dobbie, Professor David Bilkey and Professor Roger Nokes will join the Council for three years from ...More >>

Science funding a big opportunity for the Hutt

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:13:22 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Last week Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced government funding of $1 million for a new contestable fund to fund innovative projects aimed at helping young people engage with science and technology.More >>

NZ-Singapore Study Uses Hair to Research Diet and Pregnancy

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:21:25 +1300 | Gravida

Can you eat a better diet to avoid complications in pregnancy? There is increasing evidence that the diet of pregnant women is associated with the health of both mother and baby, and some pregnancy complications.More >>

A front brings rain for some mid-week

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:47:09 +1300 | MetService

A weak area of low pressure that covered the country over the weekend brought showers to many places with some building into thunderstorms during the afternoons and evenings. Nelson, Ashburton and Roxburgh received around 20mm of rain, which though useful, ...More >>

Ministry appoints Chief Science Advisor

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:41:30 +1300 | Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Social Development appoints Chief Science Advisor 23 February 2015 Professor Richie Poulton, who appeared in Thomson Reuters’ 2014 list of the world’s most influential scientific minds, has joined the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).More >>

Hutt City Council invests in local science centre

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:06:04 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council has committed time and money to developing a science resource centre to support local educators in teaching science and stimulating a life-long passion in students.More >>

Science Envoy Travels to Poland

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:23:49 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Arun Majumdar will travel to Poland February 21-28 in support of President Obama’s initiative to strengthen the United States’ science and education relationships overseas. Dr. Majumdar will meet with representatives from ...More >>

NZ-Japan research to unlock health benefits in food

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:17:27 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced three collaborative research projects with Japan, which will focus on functional foods. Functional foods are innovative food products or ingredients that provide added benefits to human ...More >>

New Prime Off Mum Challenge launched to NZ Farmers

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:39:23 +1300 | Focus Genetics

New Zealand’s largest red meat genetics company is encouraging farmers to get in behind a new initiative which aims to get more prime lambs straight to the works off their mothers and in turn increase farm profitability. More >>

Kiwi chick survives being run over by 13-tonne digger

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:30:27 +1300 | Rainbow Springs

A plucky kiwi chick has survived being run over by a 13-tonne digger a day or two before it was ready to hatch from its egg. Whisker - so named because it survived by a whisker - is now safely at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter in Rotorua recovering ...More >>

Short-lived chemicals threaten ozone progress

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:56:41 +1300 | Science Media Centre

19 February, 2015 Scientists report that chemicals that are not controlled by a United Nations treaty designed to protect the Ozone Layer are contributing to ozone depletion. More >>

Icy expedition for Raglan locals

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:43:26 +1300 | University of Waikato

‘It’s a small world after all’ for Clare Beet and Dean Sandwell who found themselves on the same flight to Antarctica to partake in research for the University of Waikato. More >>

 

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