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Resilience Challenge to receive $40M

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 11:16:39 +1300 | National Science Challenges

Resilience Challenge to receive $40M for a further five years of research Crucial research to help New Zealanders bounce back from natural disasters will continue, as Resilience to Nature’s Challenges celebrates a grant of $40M for a further five ...More >>

National Science Challenges receive $422.5m

Sat, 17 Nov 2018 10:52:11 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Research, Science and Innovation has welcomed the decision to release $422.5 million in research funding for New Zealand’s 11 National Science Challenges, which are working to address some of our biggest challenges like climate change, ...More >>

SMC Bulletin - Polar ice sheets under 1.5C

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:20:25 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Under the Paris Agreement, nations agreed to limit global warming to less than 2C above pre-industrial levels, but even that might not be enough to stop the collapse of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.More >>

University of Auckland scientists honoured

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:34:56 +1300 | University of Auckland

Two leading scientists from the University of Auckland have been honoured in this year’s New Zealand Association of Scientists awards. More >>

NZ schools visit Antarctica

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:16:52 +1300 | Antarctica New Zealand

Each year, Antarctica New Zealand partners with education provider LearNZ to create a free virtual field trip to teach New Zealand primary school children about Antarctica. This year, students will learn about the importance of the coastal food-web. More >>

Shared science MOU to benefit the Waikato region

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:58:50 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research and Waikato Regional Council will be working closer together on science programmes in the future. More >>

Fast 50 and NZTE award for Auckland BioSciences

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:46:10 +1300 | Auckland BioSciences

It’s been a week of wins for Auckland BioSciences: a life sciences startup which has just been named New Zealand’s 43rd-fastest growing business at the Deloitte Fast 50 awards tonight. It’s the first time the company has entered the event and ...More >>

Bioengineers tackle underwater fouling in new way

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:24:26 +1300 | University of Auckland

University of Auckland bioengineers have developed an innovative way to get rid of the underwater biofouling that creates such a headache for marinas, boaties and aqua farmers. Electroclear, a new spin-out company based at Auckland Bioengineering ...More >>

Otago study finds mindfulness apps can improve mental health

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:47:34 +1300 | University of Otago

A University of Otago study has found that using mindfulness meditation applications (apps) on phones is associated with improvements in people’s mental health. In a randomised, controlled trial, mindfulness app users reported modest improvements ...More >>

‘Feral’ conference explores how humans frame nature

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:22:12 +1300 | Massey University

Possums, privet, rats, ragwort, stoats, goats and gorse – the status of invasive species in New Zealand such as these will be part of a broader, global discussion in a conference exploring how we perceive and manage nature, and why we treat certain ...More >>

Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:27:33 +1300 | GNS Science

Two years ago, a magnitude 7.8 quake near Kaikōura dramatically changed part of New Zealand’s landscape. This week, GNS Science experts look back on the most complex earthquake ever studied – and consider the implications for the future.More >>

VIB Accelerates Therapeutic Biologics Discovery

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 13:35:46 +1300 | Geneious Biologics

AUCKLAND, NZ – November 12, 2018 – Geneious Biologics, an enterprise software solution for companies engaged in screening of antibodies and antibody-like molecules, has been chosen by the VIB (a Life Sciences Research Institute in Belgium) to support ...More >>

Volpara reaches milestone in tech-driven cancer fight

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:36:01 +1300 | Microsoft New Zealand

New Zealand, 12 November 2018 – Some of the greatest advances in the fight against breast cancer are happening not in the lab but in a Kiwi software company. Wellington-based Volpara® Solutions™ is helping save lives around the globe with its revolutionary ...More >>

Rocket Lab reaches orbit again, deploys more satellites

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:59:47 +1300 | Rocket Lab

Auckland, New Zealand. November 11, 2018: Rocket Lab has continued the success of its 2018 orbital launch program with the launch of seven payloads to orbit today. The mission, named ‘It’s Business Time,’ marks Rocket Lab’s second successful ...More >>

SMC Bulletin - Marsden Fund awards $85m

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 15:55:04 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Marsden Fund awards $85m A total of 136 research projects, ranging from virtual pregnancy to studying volcanoes from a ‘waka-lab’, have been given a funding boost in the latest round of the Marsden Fund.More >>

Being attracted to someone else – new study launched

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 10:38:13 +1300 | University of Auckland

A study at the University of Auckland is exploring a topic most adults probably experience at one time or another – fancying someone other than a person they are in a relationship with. More >>

Hutt City Council Welcomes Conference

Fri, 9 Nov 2018 10:13:33 +1300 | Hutt City Council

From cutting-edge technology used in genetics to backyard trappers reversing declines in flora and fauna - the 2018 House of Science Symposium has it all. More >>

World first biological control granted to Horizons Region

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 16:27:58 +1300 | Horizons Regional Council

Horizons Regional Council, on behalf of the National Biocontrol Collective, has been successful in its bid to be the first in the world to use a mite for biological control against the invasive weed old man’s beard. More >>

E tautoko ana ngā takuhe a Te Pūtea a Marsden

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 10:00:35 +1300 | Marsden Fund

E tautoko ana ngā takuhe a Te Pūtea a Marsden i ngā rangahau auaha i Aotearoa mai i ngā rāpoi ngota tae atu ki ngā moroiti o Te Kōpaka Runga He $85.6 miriona (GST kore) kua tohaina e Te Pūtea a Marsden ki ngā kaupapa rangahau 136 puta noa ...More >>

New Marsden Fund grants support innovative research

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 09:44:23 +1300 | Marsden Fund

New Marsden Fund grants support innovative research in Aotearoa from atoms to Antarctica’s microbes The Marsden Fund has allocated $85.6 million (excluding GST) to a total of 136 research projects across New Zealand. These grants support New Zealand’s ...More >>


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