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ARANZ Medical named Supreme Innovator of the Year

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:47:04 +1300 | ARANZ Medical

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ, 21 October, 2016 – ARANZ Medical, a specialist in 3D scanning and informatics solutions for the healthcare sector, has been named the winner of the Bayer Supreme Innovator of the Year in the 2016 New Zealand Innovators Awards. ...More >>

Leaf fossils, CO2 and the Antarctic ice sheet

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:49 +1300 | University of Waikato

An ancient crater lake in Central Otago has provided scientists with new insights into carbon dioxide changes and how those changes affected the Antarctic ice sheet 23 million years ago. More >>

Clinical research trial for Alzheimer’s medication

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:52:38 +1300 | Canterbury Geriatric Medical Research Trust

Calling all cell phone losers, milk-forgetters and the car-park confused: here’s a research clinical trial just for you More >>

Waikato University composer partners with medical technology

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:14:34 +1300 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato composer Associate Professor Martin Lodge is leading a team that has created an interactive music installation as part of New Zealand’s first ever medical technology showcase open to the public. More >>

Medtech – from smart splints to sonification

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:45:26 +1300 | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s first ever medical technology showcase opens to the public at SILO6 in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter later this month. More >>

UC academic wins award for forestry research

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:05:37 +1300 | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury academic has been recognised for his important contribution to the forestry industry, winning the award for his international quality science research at the 2016 Forest Science Awards.More >>

New deputy director at the Riddet Institute

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:49:22 +1300 | Massey University

Massey University’s Riddet Institute is today welcoming Professor Warren McNabb, as the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) deputy director. More >>

Students clean up Mangere using math and data visualisation

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:16:22 +1300 | Participatory Science Platform

Sustainable Coastlines and students from Koru School in Mangere are kicking off an innovative maths project this month, funded through the Participatory Science Platform, South Auckland pilot; known locally as SouthSci.More >>

New book - New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 13:06:22 +1300 | University of Canterbury

New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history sets out to inform current debate about the sustainable use of New Zealand’s fresh water by exploring the history of our often conflicted relationship with our rivers. More >>

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape saves chick

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:40:18 +1300 | Rainbow Springs

Rotorua, 18 October 2016: Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. More >>

Research from the Healthier Lives Challenge

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:28:10 +1300 | Healthier Lives National Science Challenge

Early stage research projects, such as using New Zealand’s huge resource of health data to find out the impact of Canterbury earthquake damage on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease, will be presented at a National Science Challenge symposium ...More >>

New Find Questions Validity of Fletcher’s Report on Ihumātao

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:37:59 +1300 | Save Our Unique Landscape

A new archaeological discovery on controversial land at Ihumātao, designated as Special Housing Area 62, calls into question the adequacy and conclusions of a Fletcher’s report presented to Council consent hearings in February 2016.More >>

Mapping Marlborough Sounds, Tāmaki Strt, Auckland, Kawau Bay

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:07:42 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New mapping of parts of the Marlborough Sounds, Tāmaki Strait, Auckland and Kawau Bay seabeds will ensure maritime safety and help to improve marine habitat management, says Land Information Minister Louise Upston.More >>

Powerhouse completes investment in Ferronova Pty Ltd

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:59:16 +1300 | Powerhouse Ventures Ltd

Powerhouse (ASX: PVL), the developer of intellectual property based businesses, is pleased to announce it has completed its first Australian investment into Ferronova Pty Ltd, a spin-out from University of South Australia and Victoria University of ...More >>

Science Deadline: Sugary drinks, tweeting scientists

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:32:19 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Science Deadline: Fizz over sugary drinks, tweeting scientists and a new SMC hire Issue 395, 14 Oct 2016 QUICK LINKS SMC Alerts Calendar Briefings Media Registration About Us Contact the SMC Top news from the Science Media Centre's news-sharing ...More >>

Antarctic leopard seal calling Auckland home

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:19:16 +1300 | Department of Conservation

Leopard seals are a protected species normally found in Antarctica. However, one female leopard seal has, for now, decided to call Auckland home. More >>

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:09:35 +1300 | NIWA

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook: Moderate La Niña or neutral tropical conditions expected to produce near average activity across most islands More >>

Tropical Cyclone activity expected to be average this season

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:05:59 +1300 | MetService

Tropical Cyclone activity expected to be average this season The Southwest Pacific tropical cyclone season formally starts on the 1st of November, with an average number of named cyclones expected in the upcoming 2016/2017 season under the influence of ...More >>

New Zealand and Australia unite for social equity

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:55:41 +1300 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland will play a key role in a major trans-Tasman initiative tackling social inequity to be launched by Australian Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Malcolm Turnbull in Canberra today. More >>

Vitamins A and C help erase “memory” in stem cells

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:13:50 +1300 | University of Otago

Vitamins A and C can enhance success in the challenging process of converting adult cells into stem cells, an international study co-led by a University of Otago researcher has found.More >>


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