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Auckland Museum hosts NZ's first official Wikimedian

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:37:59 +1200 | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland Museum has hosted New Zealand’s first official Wikimedian-in-Residence . Susan Tolich of Victoria University has been working at the Museum for five weeks to enlist the Wikimedia community to utilise the Museum’s open collections and ...More >>

Powering Remote Pacific Communities w/ Renewable Innovation

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:14:04 +1200 | Caritas Aotearoa

While we in New Zealand are fortunate enough to have electricity at the flick of a switch, hundreds of remote communities around the Pacific have little access to electricity and must rely on small diesel generators, which are noisy, polluting, ...More >>

The Great Acceleration…

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:01:49 +1200 | Paul Martin

The Great Acceleration…. July 19, 2017 Animal Rights , Environmental Destruction , Financial absurdity , Human Rights , Sustainable World , War and Peace arsupposed superiority of the human species , biodiversity , consumerism and the environment ...More >>

Love your bones

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:48:09 +1200 | Massey University

Osteoporosis is one of the leading healthcare issues worldwide. Characterised by reduced bone tissue and changes in bone structure, osteoporosis increases fragility and risk of fractures in older adults. It is estimated about 22 per cent of women ...More >>

Research reveals insights into lives of early settlers

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:43:46 +1200 | University of Otago

Monday 24 July 2017 Otago cemetery research reveals insights into lives of early settlers In the first research of its kind in New Zealand, University of Otago researchers are gaining fresh insights into the quality of life and identity of Otago’s early ...More >>

Synthetic cannabis - Expert reaction

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:23:49 +1200 | Science Media Centre

The Chief Coroner and NZ Police have issued a warning following at least seven recent deaths in Auckland that they say appears to be linked to the use of synthetic cannabis. More >>

Science Deadline: Auckland's unpredictable volcanoes

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:50:11 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Unpredictable volcanic past Auckland's volcanic past has been punctuated by periods of heightened activity and thousands of years of silence, according to two new research papers. Researchers from the DEVORA (Determining Volcanic Risk in Auckland) research ...More >>

TEDxRuakura Brings Ideas Worth Spreading to Hamilton

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:41:57 +1200 | TEDxRuakura

After a successful 2016 event, TEDxRuakura returns this year with an outstanding line-up of speakers bringing ideas worth spreading to Hamilton on Sunday 20 August. More >>

Freshwater as a common good; healthy and sustainable water

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:35:50 +1200 | Joseph Cederwall

“How can we ensure we have healthy and sustainable water in New Zealand for the future?”More >>

DEIMOS-1 captured Larsen C from space

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:04:35 +1200 | Deimos Imaging

An image captured by the Earth Observation satellite Deimos-1 shows Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf and the recently calved A68 iceberg breaking into pieces. More >>

Opening the Election HiveMind: Freshwater Quality

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:19:35 +1200 | HiveMind

Welcome to Scoop’s second Opening the Election HiveMind exploration for 2017 “How can we ensure we have healthy and sustainable water in New Zealand now and in the future?”More >>

Sleeping with the ‘enemy’ raises extinction risk

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:08:02 +1200 | Lincoln University

Weta might be saying no to interspecies ardour, but human-induced environmental change is looming as a matchmaker. New research has been looking at a paradox animals at risk of extinction face - breeding themselves out of existence. Sleeping with the ...More >>

AI Accelerates the Pace of Digital Workplace Transformation

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:55:11 +1200 | Dimension Data

New Zealand, 19 July 2017 – New research which examined how organisations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business process are among the top goals ...More >>

Geneious Biologics Momentum Drives Expansion for Biomatters

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:17:28 +1200 | Biomatters

AUCKLAND, NZ – 18 July 2017- Bioinformatics software company Biomatters today announced it has opened new offices in Denmark and made key management appointments in North America, Europe and Asia to service growing demand from enterprises involved in biologic ...More >>

Science Deadline: Larsen C iceberg breaks away...

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:47:38 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Antarctica's newest iceberg After months of speculation, a trillion-tonne iceberg has calved off Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf. More >>

Waitemata DHB’s data science partnership wins big

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:08:25 +1200 | Waitemata District Health Board

Waitemata DHB is thrilled to have won the Research and Business Partnership Award with partners the University of Auckland and Orion Health at this year’s KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.More >>

New Research Institute for the Bay of Plenty

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:23:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced a new Regional Research Institute based in Tauranga that will leverage the Bay of Plenty’s strengths in horticulture to accelerate and commercialise research and innovation for the benefit ...More >>

Kiwi Innovation Celebrated at Kiwinet Research Awards

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 10:23:32 +1200 | Minter Ellison Rudd Watts

MinterEllisonRuddWatts is proud to sponsor this premier event recognising the achievements of individuals, teams and organisations commercialising publicly funded research. More >>

KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards Winners

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:40:54 +1200 | KiwiNet

Hamilton, NZ, 14 July 2017 – Winners of the fifth annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards, designed to celebrate commercialisation success within New Zealand’s universities and Crown Research Institutes, were announced at a reception in Auckland last night.More >>

Colmar Brunton Finalist in Global Research Awards

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 18:53:11 +1200 | Colmar Brunton

Colmar Brunton has been named as one of three finalists in ESOMAR’s global Research Effectiveness Award for 2017 with the winner to be named at the 70th Anniversary ESOMAR Congress in Amsterdam in September.More >>


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