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New Pilot Encourages Digital Tech Pathways

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:40:31 +1200 | Make Lemonade

NZTech is launching Tech21 , a programme of activity and events in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to help inspire young ākonga (learners) into tech careers. Graeme Muller, chief executive of NZTech, says recent research published ...More >>

Bubble With Oz Reveals The Reality Gap In Tackling Impacts Of Climate Change

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 17:45:37 +1200 | Wise Response

Wise Response urges Government to create a Commission for the Future The travel bubble with Australia opens just as its Climate Council announces that keeping global temperatures under 1.5 degrees is a lost cause and we are on track for two degrees ...More >>

University Of Waikato Installs The World’s Most Advanced AI System

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 13:04:52 +1200 | University of Waikato

The NVIDIA DGX A100 supercomputer with L-R (top) Professors Albert Bifet, Bernhard Pfahringer and Eibe Frank and (bottom), Aubrey Donovan and Jason Moult, Fujitsu New Zealand’s most powerful supercomputer for artificial intelligence applications ...More >>

Dye-based Device Sees The Invisible

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 05:12:23 +1200 | ACN Newswire

Devices that can see shortwave infrared light, which is invisible to the naked eye, could soon become cheaper and more accessible to a broader consumer base. Tsukuba, Japan, Apr 16, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists in Europe have designed an organic ...More >>

Alert Over Shortage Of New Drugs For ‘World’s Most Dangerous Bacteria’

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:33:58 +1200 | UN News

A lack of new treatments for common infections has left people dangerously exposed to the “world’s most dangerous bacteria”, the UN health agency said on Thursday. The alert from the World Health Organization ( WHO ) is delivered in a report showing ...More >>

Māori Scientists Work ‘Cultural Double-Shifts’ – Expert Reaction

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:10:28 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Researchers have interviewed Māori scientists, who described the extra workload of helping their non-indigenous colleagues navigate te Ao Māori. “We spend more time being Māori for others than being Māori for ourselves,” is how one scientist ...More >>

Medsafe Seeks More Info On Janssen Covid-19 Vaccine – Expert Reaction

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:07:22 +1200 | Science Media Centre

New Zealand’s medicines regulator has asked for more information from Janssen, with countries putting the company’s Covid-19 vaccine on hold due to rare blood clot concerns. The Janssen vaccine was next in line to be approved for use in New ...More >>

3D Laser Technology A Gamechanger For Surveying

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:59:13 +1200 | Property and Build

The old-school way of capturing location data within a building relies on legacy tools like distance meters and notepads, a slow process and ripe for human error. Things move as the building goes up. Concrete grows and shrinks. Structures settle. ...More >>

New Evidence Of Genetic Link Between Depression And Anxiety

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 10:16:33 +1200 | QIMR Berghofer

  New Australian research, led by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, has identified 509 genes that influence both depression and anxiety - confirming a genetic relationship between the mental health conditions. The study findings have ...More >>

Report On Animals In Science Reveals ‘disappointing’ Lack Of Progress

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 09:17:18 +1200 | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

  The Ministry for Primary Industries has released a report on the use of animals in science in 2019 . Critics have labelled the results ‘disappointing’ and cite the report as evidence that the current system needs to be thrown out. Tara ...More >>

Awake At Night | S3-Episode 21: There Is Hope

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:15:17 +1200 | United Nations

Brazzaville visit to CSI Pilote du Diabete with Health workers at a local government clinic. 2018 - Photo: ©CSI/Dr. Soumya Swaminathan "When it comes to a pandemic, it really needs global collaboration and solidarity because the pathogens and virusesMore >>

Alimetry Leaves Stealth Mode To Announce CE Mark On New Wearable Medical Device For Gastric Diseases And Investment

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:05:25 +1200 | Alimetry Ltd

Alimetry, a digital healthcare and diagnostic devices start-up, announced today that it has achieved CE Mark for its first product, a pioneering medical device for enabling diagnosis of gastric diseases. The new wearable product, called Gastric ...More >>

'Change For The Long-term' Message For Earth Day 2021

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:44:07 +1200 | WayBeyond

(L-R) Kylie Horomia, Head of Industry Transformation and Sarah Kennelly, Graduate IoT Engineer WayBeyond has taken up the sustainability challenge for Earth Day 2021 with a long-term focus on reducing food waste and optimizing natural resources. “Earth ...More >>

Pulse Oximeter Market To Grow At A Significant Rate Due To Integration Of AI | TechSci Research

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 17:09:38 +1200 | TechSci Research

Integration of artificial intelligence in pulse oximeter is driving the Global Pulse Oximeter Market growth in the forecast period, 2022-2026. According to TechSci Research report, “Global Pulse Oximeter Market By Product Type (Fingertip v/s Handheld) ...More >>

New Zealand’s Fragmenting Farmlands – Expert Reaction

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:48:36 +1200 | Science Media Centre

New Zealand’s highly productive farmlands have been decreasing over the last two decades as residential developments such as lifestyle blocks grow, according to a new report. Our land 2021 says the area of highly productive land that was unavailable ...More >>

Medsafe Seeks Additional Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Data

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 13:49:07 +1200 | Ministry of Health

New Zealand's medicines regulator, Medsafe has requested additional information from Janssen, ahead of making a decision about whether to approve the pharmaceutical company’s COVID-19 vaccine. After receiving information from the US Food and Drug ...More >>

New Report Shows Impact Of Demands On Land In New Zealand

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 10:46:42 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

A new environmental report released today by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, presents new data on New Zealand’s land cover, soil quality, and land fragmentation. The land cover data in the report, Our land 2021 , provides the most ...More >>

Ëlarm Trial Shouldn't Have Taken Ten Months

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 06:00:34 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour has welcomed the Government’s decision to trial Datamine’s ëlarm with border workers. “ We’ve been urging the Government to adopt ëlarm for 314 days now ,” says Mr Seymour. “It shouldn’t have taken ten months for ...More >>

Spritzer Natural Mineral Water Passes Test For Plastics Contaminants

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 05:51:45 +1200 | ACN Newswire

Laboratory test shows no microplastics detected in Spritzer natural mineral water sample KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Spritzer Malaysia ("Spritzer"), Malaysia's best-selling natural mineral water, has released the results of an analysis ...More >>

UN Atomic Energy Agency To Work With Japan On Fukushima Water Disposal

Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:41:19 +1200 | UN News

The International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA, said on Tuesday that it will work closely with Japan which is preparing to release a million tonnes of contaminated seawater used to cool the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. IAEA Director General Rafael ...More >>


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