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Motivated And Delivering Impact For New Zealand

Thu, 7 Dec 2023 20:28:50 +1300 | Scion

Scion scientists have been celebrated in the annual Science New Zealand awards for work to help cut industrial CO2 emissions, reduce microplastics in the environment, and to connect Māori communities with research and science. Among them is Dr Bing ...More >>

Supreme Science Award For Pest-fighting Pioneer

Thu, 7 Dec 2023 14:47:28 +1300 | AgResearch

A long-serving scientist who took the fight to pasture pests in New Zealand and reaped huge benefits for the country has won the highest honour at the 2023 Science New Zealand Awards. AgResearch emeritus scientist Stephen Goldson was last night ...More >>

Creating A Resource-rich Ecosystem Along The Burgess Stream

Thu, 7 Dec 2023 14:46:29 +1300 | Real Communications

Over the last three years, 4500 native plants have been planted along a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the Burgess Stream which winds through Andrew and Peter Gilchrist’s 430-hectare farming operation in Swannanoa. It is the first freshwater site selected ...More >>

Plant & Food Research Staff Recognised At Science New Zealand 2023 Awards

Thu, 7 Dec 2023 09:30:13 +1300 | Plant and Food Research

Science and support staff from Plant & Food Research who were involved in the response to Cyclone Gabrielle were honoured at the Science New Zealand 2023 National Awards in Wellington last night. The event also celebrated two Plant & Food ...More >>

Toka Tū Ake EQC Awards $1.2 Million For Research To Boost New Zealand’s Resilience To Natural Hazards

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 10:41:01 +1300 | Earthquake Commission

Toka Tū Ake EQC (Earthquake Commission) has awarded 14 research teams a total of more than $1.2 million in this year’s Biennial Grants round. These research projects aim to help better understand our natural hazard risks and find ways to reduce the ...More >>

Head On A Pest Hunt This Summer

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 10:27:04 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury researchers and partners are using digital technology to help every New Zealander join the fight against invasive pests. Find-A-Pest is an innovative app that allows the everyday Kiwi to identify and report invasive species ...More >>

Cop28 And Man’s War On The Earth

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 10:36:01 +1300 | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

The Cop climate conferences have become a farce. This year the host nation, the United Arab Emirates, chose an oil company executive, Sultan Al Jaber, to preside over Cop28. And surprise surprise, he’s been lobbying delegates from around the ...More >>

The Future Of 4D Printing Technology

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 10:06:38 +1300 | Hugh Grant

From its earliest origins, printing has sparked revolutions. Information sharing transformed overnight when Gutenberg developed the printing press in the 15th century. Ideas could spread globally faster than ever through mass-produced texts. While book ...More >>

CORE POWER Wins Innovative Technology Award At Global Bulk Industry Event

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 09:30:07 +1300 | CorePower

London, November 22, 2023 CORE POWER, the global pioneer in nuclear technology for the maritime sector, has won the coveted Innovative Technology (Marine) category at the prestigious International Bulk Journal Awards in recognition of its leading ...More >>

Does Modern Science Already Allow Us To Manage The Weather?

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 09:56:39 +1300 | Globetrotter

By John P. Ruehl As winter settles over New Delhi, cold air sinks, trapping pollution in the city. Smoke from seasonal fires stemming from farming practices in India’s north further reduces the city’s air quality, which typically ranks the worst in ...More >>

Shooting Our Own Foot: Misuse Of Medicines Is Making Infections Difficult To Treat

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 17:13:10 +1300 | CNS

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and become resistant to (or no longer respond to) medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness ...More >>

Nano-sized Probes Reveal How Cellular Structure Responds To Pressure

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 16:31:17 +1300 | ACN Newswire

A new technique allows researchers to map how the cellular 'skeleton' adapts to external stress. TSUKUBA, Japan, Nov 21, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - By giving living cells a ‘nano-poke’ and monitoring the resulting changes in the intra-cellular ...More >>

Seaweed Agribusiness Innovative Thinking “only Hope” For Environmental Sustainability And Food Production Challenges

Tue, 21 Nov 2023 15:21:58 +1300 | AgriSea New Zealand Ltd

An historic agreement was signed today between a pioneering innovator in seaweed, and Crown Research Institute AgResearch. AgResearch signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Paeroa-based AgriSea with the promise of benefit for the primary sector ...More >>

New Zealand’s Groundwater Quality Steady With Contamination In Places

Mon, 20 Nov 2023 10:34:28 +1300 | Land Air Water Aotearoa

Today marks the release of the Groundwater National Picture 2023 by Land, Air, Water Aotearoa (LAWA), offering an updated glance into the state of New Zealand's vital groundwater resources. This year's summary, now available on the LAWA website , underscores ...More >>

Science & Engineering Fair Inspires Next Generation

Thu, 16 Nov 2023 15:04:35 +1300 | Energy Resources Aotearoa

More than 220 enthusiastic young learners packed out New Plymouth’s Devon Hotel, alongside their teachers, parents, and caregivers, for the recent Taranaki Primary Schools Science and Engineering Fair 2023. The two fun-filled and educational days ...More >>

New Zealand Association Of Scientists Awards Celebrate The Achievements Of Scientists And Our Science System

Tue, 14 Nov 2023 17:33:18 +1300 | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is pleased to announce its annual medal winners for 2023. The NZAS medals have a long history and are among the most prestigious awarded across all fields of research in New Zealand. The Marsden Medal ...More >>

Kiwi Scientist Wins Fellowship To Help Unlock Climate Clues

Thu, 9 Nov 2023 17:55:52 +1300 | LOreal New Zealand

Dr Georgia Grant has been recognised as recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowship for her research into past periods of climate change. Wellington sedimentologist* Dr Georgia Grant has been awarded the 2023 L’Oréal-UNESCO For ...More >>

Fonterra Announces Climate Plans For The Future

Thu, 9 Nov 2023 10:53:18 +1300 | Fonterra

Fonterra has taken a significant step towards achieving its climate ambitions today with the announcement of an on-farm emissions reduction target, and release of a Climate Roadmap and voluntary Climate-related Disclosure report. The Co-operative ...More >>

Mapping Dataset Now Covers More Than 3900-sq Km Of Central Otago

Wed, 8 Nov 2023 10:12:13 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

A new high-resolution ground mapping dataset of the Manuherekia Catchment and surrounding areas in Central Otago is now complete, covering a total 3935 square kilometres of land. The high-resolution 3D ground elevation data for the Manuherekia Catchment ...More >>

NZAS Compiles Briefing For The Incoming Minister Of RSI

Thu, 2 Nov 2023 13:00:25 +1300 | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is releasing a Briefing for the Incomimg Minister of Research, Science and Innovation (RSI). NZAS Co-President Troy Baisden says “Crucial decisions will be needed quickly to rebuild our RSI system ...More >>


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