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What If we all Drove Electric Vehicles?

Mon, 25 May 2015 16:30:09 +1200 | University of Canterbury

Electric vehicles could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provided the electricity required to power them is from renewable generation. However currently New Zealand has so few electric vehicles that we are not seeing any benefit, the ...More >>

CSE and Five Eyes revealed to be targeting mobile browsers

Sat, 23 May 2015 11:42:18 +1200 | OpenMedia

Breaking: CSE and Five Eyes revealed to be targeting popular mobile browsers and mobile App Stores - leaving millions at risk of having their private data hacked More >>

Regional science delivers regional economic benefit

Sat, 23 May 2015 10:37:03 +1200 | Cawthron Institute

As part of the 2015 budget announcement, Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce yesterday revealed $25 million over three years for new privately-led Regional Research Institutes, modelled on Nelson’s Cawthron Institute.More >>

Elon Musk and the Future of Green Energy

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:23:47 +1200 | Brandon Engel

Although anyone can easily point to the failures of green energy investments over the past decades, such as Solyndra , the green energy industry is fortunately not listening. In the United States last year, 45 percent of new power production came ...More >>

Legal issues at stake in Lecretia Seales’ court case probed

Fri, 22 May 2015 10:25:13 +1200 | University of Otago

There is a very strong case that existing New Zealand law does not preclude a doctor providing a mentally competent, terminally ill patient with the means to achieve a peaceful death, according to a University of Otago law professor and a US lawyer ...More >>

GE or not GE? A victory for democracy

Wed, 13 May 2015 14:49:47 +1200 | Organic NZ

GE or not GE? A victory for democracy New Zealanders can take heart that it is now confirmed that regional councils have the right to make planning decisions about the outdoor use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their regions. Environment ...More >>

ePress to Publish a Biosecurity Research Series

Wed, 13 May 2015 13:06:08 +1200 | UNITEC

13th May, 2015, Auckland - With the controversy surrounding the appearance of the Queensland fruit fly in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn, Perspectives in Biosecurity editors Dan Blanchon and Mel Galbraith feel their new publication could not be timelier. ...More >>

Court decision allows councils to have a say on GE crops

Wed, 13 May 2015 12:55:32 +1200 | Green Party

Court decision allows councils to have a say on GE crops in their backyards The Environment Court’s decision to allow regional councils to have a say in the use of genetically modified organisms gives communities an extra level of protection from GE crops entering ...More >>

Strong Support for Clarification of GMO Council Jurisdiction

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:42:24 +1200 | GE Free NZ

On Friday, 24 April GE Free Northland and the Soil & Health Association of NZ with 19 other 274 parties sought clarification in the Environment Court on whether there is jurisdiction in the Resource Management Act for local control of outdoor ...More >>

Threat to New Zealand waterways prompts microbead ban

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:28:18 +1200 | Convergence

A multimillion dollar Kiwi supplement and skincare company is calling on the New Zealand government to prohibit the use of plastic microbeads in all personal care and consumer products. More >>

Local Businesses Concerned About Threats to Online Security

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:55:11 +1200 | The Agency Communications

Losing access to data, having business information hacked and even snooping foreign governments are among the concerns of local SMEs expressed in the latest MYOB Digital Nation report.More >>

Man meets Machine - Human-Computer Interaction

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:17:00 +1200 | Auckland University

Human interaction with computers is evolving at a dizzying speed. The ground-breaking invention of the mouse can already seem outmoded by the rise of touch-screen mobile technology. Human interaction with computers is evolving at a dizzying speed. The ...More >>

Help us Unmask Palm Oil in 2015

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:53:53 +1200 | Wellington Zoo

Wellington Zoo is proud to support the Unmask Palm Oil campaign by asking government representatives in New Zealand and Australia to demand clear labelling of vegetable oil on all food products. Palm oil is estimated to be in about half of all products ...More >>

Key element in bacterial immune system discovered

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:43:32 +1200 | University of Otago

A University of Otago scientist is a member of an international research team that has made an important discovery about the workings of a bacterial immune system. The finding could lead to the development of tailor-made RNA-editing tools.More >>

Dr Stephen O’Brien visits Tauranga Café Scientifique

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:58:35 +1200 | Waikato University

World leading molecular biologist and conservationist, Dr Stephen O’Brien, will visit the Tauranga Café Scientifique on Wednesday 29 April as part of the Allan Wilson International public lecture series. Dr O’Brien is Chief Scientific Officer ...More >>

European Commission Issue Statement of Objection to Google

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:52:29 +1200 | European Publishers Council

European Publishers Council (EPC) welcomes the European Commission's Decision to Issue a Statement of Objections to Google More >>

Peter Kerr Asks. ''Where's The Diagram?'' - #OSOS2015

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:08:47 +1200 | Peter Kerr

It is slightly sacrilegious to say it, but there's aspects of Open Source Open Society that I don't get.More >>

EDS welcome appointment of new Secretary for the Environment

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:41:17 +1200 | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robertson as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment. More >>

Ginger is the New Black

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:15:24 +1200 | Department of Conservation

With famous ginger pop star Ed Sheeran on stage in NZ, another ginger media star - Kindara– took front stage at the weekend. More >>

Human and nature’s entanglements explored

Thu, 9 Apr 2015 14:58:34 +1200 | Massey University

Humans depend on nature, yet continue to exploit and abuse it – this paradox is at the heart of a conference exploring our relationship with the natural world from critically humanist, political and social sciences perspectives.More >>


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