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Geospatial standards Organisations to meet in NZ

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:28:11 +1300 | Landcare Research

Open Geospatial Consortium and International Standards Organisations to meet in NZ for the first time More >>

New OECD report ranks countries on digital technologies

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:58:11 +1300 | OECD

A new OECD report shows how Australia, New Zealand and other OECD countries are pushing ahead in developing new digital technologies, automating manufacturing and ensuring workers have the right skills for tomorrow’s jobs, as the digital transformation ...More >>

This Infographic Explains World's Largest Seed Vault

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:18:55 +1300 | Scoop Publishing

37 Facts About The Svalbard International Seed Vault Throughout the world, there are 1,700 gene banks that house food crops for safekeeping. More >>

New Zealand's first interactive turtle rehabilitation plan

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:44:21 +1300 | Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

Auckland, Wednesday 22 November 2017 – Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s Auckland, has today announced that from 11 December, New Zealanders can experience the country’s first interactive turtle rehabilitation experience, Turtle Rescue . More >>

Retiring Hospital Scientist on Three Decades of Changes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:52:03 +1300 | Northland DHB

Former Kaitaia Hospital Laboratory Charge Alan Simkins has retired nineteen years to the day after he began working in the lab. More >>

Operation to protect Northern Ruahine species complete

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:46:36 +1300 | Department of Conservation

A pest control operation to protect at-risk native species in the Northern Ruahine Ranges has been completed. More >>

Science Alive’s Moving into Central Christchurch Underway

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:04:56 +1300 | Science Alive

More than six years after earthquakes forced Science Alive to move from the old Railway Station buildings in Moorhouse Avenue, Science Alive is soon to move into their buildings adjoining Victoria Square, located conveniently between the Town ...More >>

NHNZ reaches 40th anniversary

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:15:42 +1300 | NHNZ

NHNZ has grown from humble beginnings into an international production company that creates more than 100 hours of television each year. Its productions are seen by millions of viewers in over 180 countries around the world. NHNZ has received more ...More >>

Plants Release up to 30% More CO2 than Previously Thought

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:34:10 +1300 | Canterbury University

New research co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist and academics from around the world, suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that as the world warms, this may reduce the ability ...More >>

Underwater nurseries installed in Mahurangi Harbour

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:59:40 +1300 | Revive Our Gulf

Five living fish nurseries have been installed around the Mahurangi Harbour by Revive Our Gulf. The nurseries have been formed by laying more than 50 tonnes of mussels (the weight of more than a dozen school buses) on the seabed. Revive Our Gulf want ...More >>

Warmer temperatures but not all clear skies with the High

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:48:07 +1300 | MetService

This is the second week that the country will be dominated by high pressure, bringing settled conditions with no severe weather expected. More >>

Vaping helps reverse smoking harm - asthma expert

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:46:51 +1300 | Massey University

Smokers with asthma or chronic obstructive respiratory disease have the most to gain from switching to vaping, says international asthma specialist Professor Riccardo Polosa, who is speaking at Massey University next week.More >>

Reports of increased earthquakes in 2018 - Expert reaction

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:18:40 +1300 | Science Media Centre

A media report from the weekend suggests a link between the Earth's rotation and an increase in intense earthquakes. More >>

Beef + Lamb NZ extends its support of B+LNZ Genetics

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:58:28 +1300 | Beef And Lamb NZ

After four years of operation and a series of successful milestones, Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) has extended its support of wholly-owned subsidiary B+LNZ Genetics beyond its initial five-year funding programme.More >>

Herbicides linked to antibiotic resistance - Expert reaction

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 12:59:49 +1300 | Science Media Centre

New Zealand researchers have found the active ingredients in commonly-used weed killers can cause bacteria to be less susceptible to antibiotics. More >>

SMC: Gene drives in conservation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:43:46 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Gene drives in conservation Researchers have called for caution when considering the possible future use of gene editing technologies for conservation. More >>

Biological Heritage National Science Challenge statement

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:27:09 +1300 | Biological Heritage National Science Challenge

The New Zealand’s Biological Heritage National Science Challenge welcomes public discussion on science-based options for tackling New Zealand’s biodiversity challenges, including the perspective piece by Professors Kevin Esvelt and Neil Gemmell discussing ...More >>

Researchers at the Top of Their Fields Elected as Fellows

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:38:51 +1300 | The Royal Society of New Zealand

Sixteen researchers and scholars who have advanced knowledge in the areas of history, theology, art, computer science, psychology, law, Māori studies, chemistry, soil science, poetry, linguistics, geology, education, engineering and mathematics have ...More >>

Engineering & IT Graduating Students Showcase Commitment

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:15:56 +1300 | Weltec

Final year student projects for Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Information Technology, Diploma in Architectural Technology and Graduate Diploma students from engineering and IT were showcased to the public yesterday in Wellington. The projects ...More >>

Geologist Nick Mortimer Honoured by National Science Body

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:23:27 +1300 | GNS Science

A geologist who led a project that unveiled a new and largely underwater continent called Zealandia has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Apārangi. More >>

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