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Partnership To Improve Rural And Regional Forecasting In New Zealand

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 11:20 am | Joint Press Release

A partnership between New Zealand’s national weather service MetService and homegrown agri-tech experts HortPlus will improve the quality of rural weather forecasts and allow weather data to be used in new and innovative ways. <img src="" ... More >>

Ngāti Whātua O Kaipara Gift Name To Gecko

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 10:55 am | Auckland Council

The most recent species of gecko to be ‘described’ in New Zealand has been officially named. Local iwi, Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara has gifted the name Korowai gecko (Woodworthia korowai) to the endemic new species in a paper published in the scientific journal ... More >>

Improving Large Earthquake Forecasting – Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 29 November 2023, 9:48 am | Science Media Centre

New overseas research reports how unique seismic signals were picked up eight months before this year’s massively destructive earthquake in Türkiye, and that these findings may improve our ability to forecast some future large earthquakes. On 6 ... More >>

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Nozomi Networks Predicts Major A/NZ Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Uplift In 2024

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 2:17 pm | Nozomi Networks

Nozomi Networks Inc. , the leader in OT and critical infrastructure security, today, says Australia and New Zealand critical infrastructure owners/operators will see a major uplift in cybersecurity – particularly in their operational technology ... More >>

Two Kinds Of Consciousness

Monday, 27 November 2023, 2:49 pm | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Autumn comes late and lasts long in northern California, but the leaves are dropping in droves now. Brown leaves are stacked on rocks in the stream, some jutting straight up and looking like little stupas. At the apex of the afternoon, an intense stillness ... More >>

‘Love Food, Hate Waste’ Advocate Wins Research Award

Monday, 27 November 2023, 10:36 am | University of Canterbury

A Canterbury marketing academic promoting sustainable and healthy eating in the era of climate change has been recognised for her leading-edge work. <img src="" ... More >>

One Thought At A Time

Friday, 24 November 2023, 11:33 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

A writer recovering from a traumatic brain injury writes: “It’s strange not remembering the moment that changed my life, that altered my work and vocation, that disrupted the me-ness of me. ” What on earth does “the me-ness of me” mean? ... More >>

NZ Researchers Win Medals For Game-changing Studies Into Cervical Cancer And Rheumatic Fever

Friday, 24 November 2023, 10:35 am | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has awarded its prestigious medals for excellence in health research at the Royal Society Te Apārangi Research Honours Aotearoa event at Government House in Wellington this evening. And in a first for ... More >>

Researchers In Search Of Earthquakes Off Wairarapa Coast

Friday, 24 November 2023, 9:55 am | Toka Tu Ake EQC

An international team of scientists is setting sail this Saturday on the NIWA Research Vessel Tangaroa to get a better understanding of earthquake and tsunami risk from our largest and most active fault, the Hikurangi Subduction Zone. Thanks to funding ... More >>

Dramatic Shift In Weather

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 1:53 pm | MetService

MetService is closely monitoring a significant weather shift set to unfold as a large frontal system sweeps northward across the country. This meteorological event is poised to bring notable changes in temperature, strong winds, and heavy rain over ... More >>

Kiwi Aeronautical Engineers Develop Aircraft To Fight Climate Change Impact

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 11:11 am | Impact PR

A new multi-million dollar aircraft designed by Kiwi aeronautical engineers is set to help governments and humanitarian organisations save lives during natural disasters and fight the impact of climate change in some of the world’s most inaccessible ... More >>

CORE POWER Wins Innovative Technology Award At Global Bulk Industry Event

Thursday, 23 November 2023, 9:30 am | 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 >>

The Real And Present Danger Of AI

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 10:42 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

In the end, as in the beginning of new cultures or technologies, philosophy matters most. The philosophical conflict in the murky world of AI development, over the so-called doomers versus the ‘accelerationists’/commercializers, has spilled out onto the ... More >>

Nano-sized Probes Reveal How Cellular Structure Responds To Pressure

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 4:31 pm | 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 >>

Sport Climbing Champion Wins Water Science Prize

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 11:21 am | Waikato District Council

New Zealand sport climbing champion Sarah Tetzlaff has won the Waikato Regional Council Prize in Water Science for 2023. The prize recognises a University of Waikato student who shows outstanding ability in water science papers taught in the Faculty ... More >>

Report: Richest 1% Emit As Much Planet-heating Pollution As Two-thirds Of Humanity - Oxfam

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:09 am | Oxfam Aotearoa

The richest 1% of New Zealanders cause double the consumption emissions of all 2 million people who live in Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Kiribati, combined. The richest 1 percent of the world’s population produced as much carbon pollution ... More >>

Thunderstorms, Warmth, And A Cool End To The Week

Monday, 20 November 2023, 12:13 pm | MetService

MetService has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the risk of downpours in the Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel and western Bay of Plenty regions this Monday afternoon and evening. Widespread rain continues to fall in the eastern areas of the North ... More >>

CEP Keeping Cool In 2024 And Announces Conference Dates

Monday, 20 November 2023, 11:41 am | CEPNZ

The 2024 CEP conference will be held at Christchurch Town Hall on 28th and 29th May under the theme Keeping Cool .   The CEP annual conference has grown to become the biggest and most influential gathering of the year for energy efficiency, ... More >>

New Zealand’s Groundwater Quality Steady With Contamination In Places

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:34 am | 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 >>

NZ Ag On Track For Reducing Reliance On Antibiotics

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 2:14 pm | Animal and Plant Health NZ

New Zealand agriculture continues to lead the way in its approach to antimicrobial resistance- one of the top ten global threats to human health. Agriculture remains ahead of the game in the use of antibiotics, due to a concerted effort from vets, ... More >>

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

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 5:33 pm | 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 >>

EPA Urges People To Keep Weedkiller Out Of Compost

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 2:52 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is encouraging people to take more care to stop plants sprayed with weedkillers containing clopyralid from contaminating compost. The EPA today issued an advisory notice to highlight the issues and prompt ... More >>

A 3D Printer Is Helping Save New Zealand’s Endangered Native Fish

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 11:26 am | NIWA

NIWA has developed a Photarium using the latest 3D printing technology to more safely identify and measure fish species that live in our waterways. According to Statistics NZ, 76 percent of the 51 indigenous freshwater fish species in New Zealand are threatened ... More >>

Zoos’ New Shopping App Empowers Everyone To Help Wildlife

Monday, 13 November 2023, 9:48 am | Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo is calling on Kiwis to use their purchasing power to help protect rainforests and critically endangered wildlife like orangutans by shopping with PalmOil Scan - a free smartphone app launching in New Zealand and Australia today. PalmOil Scan ... More >>

How Kubernetes Orchestrates DevOps Success

Saturday, 11 November 2023, 4:46 pm | Hugh Grant

Kubernetes is a portable, extensible, open-source platform adept at streamlining the creation, management, and disposal of ephemeral environments. One of the most valuable things Kubernetes can enable is multi-tenant ephemeral environments per ... More >>

Is Knowledge Destructive To Discovery?

Friday, 10 November 2023, 12:16 pm | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Fall is in full leaf in northern California. The sun illuminates the yellow leaves of a tree just upstream, but at first I have no eyes for the beauty that surrounds me. It takes 20 minutes of remaining with the turmoil within for one to simply be ... More >>

Fujitsu Develops World's First Technology For Real Time CPU & GPU Processing Optimization To Address Global GPU Shortage

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 6:04 pm | JCN Newswire

TOKYO, Nov 9, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the development of the world's first technology to optimize the use of CPUs and GPUs by allocating resources in real time to give priority to processes with high execution efficiency, even when ... More >>

Kiwi Scientist Wins Fellowship To Help Unlock Climate Clues

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 5:55 pm | 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 Sets On-farm Emissions Targets – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 5:43 pm | Science Media Centre

Dairy co-operative Fonterra has released its plan to reduce on-farm emissions, aiming to reduce its emissions intensity by 30% by 2030. The dairy giant is New Zealand’s largest greenhouse gas emitter , and around 86 percent of these emissions come from ... More >>

Let Science Choose Your Beer

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 2:55 pm | Heineken

To mark the launch of its new smooth-tasting low carb beer, Heineken ® has joined forces with geneticist Andrew Shelling to develop a taste kit that allows beer enthusiasts to understand the science behind their flavour preferences. Heineken ® has released ... More >>

New Tech Will Help NZ Prepare For Quakes And Other Hazards

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 10:11 am | University of Canterbury

Advances in technology will help Aotearoa New Zealand become more resilient in dealing with natural hazards such as major earthquakes and landslides, says a retiring Canterbury academic. Emeritus Professor Jarg Pettinga, who has spent four decades researching ... More >>

Nanotechnology Creates The World’s Smallest Kiwi

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 9:53 am | Joint Press Release

When kiwi chicks first hatch out of their shells, they weigh around 300 grams. But this kiwi takes ‘tiny’ to a whole new level. Meet the World’s Smallest Kiwi: a miniscule kiwi that’s so small you can’t even see it with a magnifying glass. ... More >>

PureTalk AI Collaborates With Plato AI To Launch Innovative WebApp Empowering Conversational AI

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 7:26 pm | ACN Newswire

New York, NY, Nov 8, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Puretalk AI , a leading provider of advanced conversational AI solutions, is thrilled to announce its exciting collaboration with Plato , a pioneer in machine learning and AI technology. Together, they are ... More >>

Where Did Man Go Wrong, Revised

Friday, 3 November 2023, 11:48 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Where did man go wrong? The question sounds almost as anachronistic as asking about original sin. It’s a right question though, even essential toward understanding what the hell is going on in the world. Why? Because core insights into the causes ... More >>

Researcher Wins Marsden Grant To Search For New Battery Materials

Friday, 3 November 2023, 9:12 am | Lincoln Agritech

As the world moves to more sustainable forms of energy, efficient rechargeable batteries are becoming more and more important. At present the lithium-ion batteries used for everything from mobile phones to EVs include materials such as cobalt, which are ... More >>

Plant & Food Research Epigenetic Project Receives Marsden Grant

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 10:34 am | Plant and Food Research

A Plant & Food Research epigenetic project has received support in the latest Marsden Fund investment round. The project will examine how different reproductive modes of species can influence how traits are passed down through generations. Project ... More >>

World’s Largest Science Park Owner To Explore Opportunities Within NZ

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 2:04 pm | Tus Holdings

The arrival of the world’s largest technology park developer to explore opportunities within NZ is set to boost the country’s scientific research infrastructure and support business growth through the commercialisation of innovations in the bioscience, ... More >>

Technology Has Not Advanced Human Civilization

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 11:46 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

At times like these, one returns to first principles, or reverts to absurd worldviews. Our views of human nature, nature, and the universe form the core premises of how we see the world. With few exceptions they are unexamined. False humility is worse ... More >>

Scholarship Awarded For World First Climate Change Degree

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 11:19 am | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A Mount Maunganui-based university student is the first recipient of the Toi Moana Climate Change Scholarship, awarded by Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council. Below, from left to right: Toi Moana Bay of Plenty Regional Council General Manager ... More >>

Japanese joint research group achieves a world record of 1.2Tbps for optical signal transmission

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:12 am | JCN Newswire

Japanese joint research group achieves a world record of 1.2Tbps for optical signal transmission with over 1Tbps data transfer in field trial Transmission over distance of 336 km at 1.2 Tbps per optical wavelength and data transmission at over 1 Tbps ... More >>

BioOra Appoints Cell Therapy Pioneer, Professor Carl June To Board Of Directors

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 8:52 am | BioOra

BioOra , a biopharma joint venture between the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and Bridgewest Ventures, has appointed Carl June, MD to its Board of Directors. Carl June is globally recognised as a pioneer of CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) T cell ... More >>

Help For Kelp In A Warming World

Friday, 27 October 2023, 3:36 pm | University of Waikato

Many people rely on kelp in their everyday lives – it’s added to shampoo, face cream and food products such as yoghurt. Kelp forests also provide habitat, food, and shelter for some of our favourite kaimoana and taonga species. And all this is ... More >>

Fellowships Support Research Into Vaping And Health, Bacteriophage, And Bioethics Relating To Legacy Collections

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:51 am | Royal Society Te Aparangi

Three researchers at the height of their careers have been awarded fellowships to undertake study or research in their field of endeavour for two years, recognising their sustained research excellence. They will be studying the long term health effects ... More >>

Rutherford Discovery Fellowship Tops 23 Years With 12 New Fellows

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:50 am | Royal Society Te Aparangi

Established in 2010, the Rutherford Discovery Fellowship has been supporting some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most promising early-to mid-career researchers as they secure and accelerate their research careers and contribute to our country’s research, ... More >>

Kiwi Dyslexia Podcast Closing On One Million Downloads

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:35 am | Truth About Dyslexia

Aucklander Stephen Martin is bringing the hidden problem of dyslexia to the world via the podcast Truth About Dyslexia , which this month—Dyslexia Awareness Month—was downloaded more than 850 000 times worldwide. Podcaster Stephen Martin was diagnosed ... More >>

Have Your Say On Safeguarding Wellington’s Fresh And Coastal Waters

Friday, 27 October 2023, 11:30 am | Greater Wellington Regional Council

Measures to maintain and enhance Wellington waterbodiesare among proposed changes to Greater Wellington’s Natural Resources Plan (NRP) unanimously supported by regional councillors at yesterday’s council meeting. NRP Change 1, which includes policies ... More >>

Pacific Scholars Join Forces To Establish Pacific Science Academy

Friday, 27 October 2023, 6:29 am | University of Auckland

The Time Is Right For The Landmark Move Of Creating A Pacific Science Academy, Said One Of New Zealand’s Leading Scholars. Professor Sir Collin Tukuitonga of Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland, led the initiative on behalf of the International ... More >>

New Tech To Boost Emissions Reduction Effort

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 2:28 pm | AgResearch

Ground-breaking new portable technology to measure methane emissions from cattle “on farm” will bolster efforts to reduce the climate change impact from livestock in New Zealand and overseas. The Portable Accumulation Chambers, developed by crown ... More >>

Fluidity Of Thought Is A Far Cry From Flowering Of Insight

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 12:54 pm | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Why is it that even as Artificial Intelligence (which should be called Artificial Thought) is overtaking human thought in speed, knowledge and efficiency, many thinkers are still upholding the notion that we are creatures of thought? There’s an obvious ... More >>

Trio Of New Boats Strengthens Royal New Zealand Navy’s Capability

Wednesday, 25 October 2023, 11:42 am | Royal New Zealand Navy

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) has added new high-speed craft to its fleet which will allow it to deliver divers, troops and mine counter measures on military operations around coastal waters. The three 12.5 metre Littoral Manoeuvre Craft (LMC) will be ... More >>

Snow And A Tropical Cyclone

Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 2:44 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a week of contrasting weather, with warm temperatures mid-week giving way to a chilly blast that is expected to bring unseasonable cold and snow to low levels on Friday for the South Island. This all plays out while Severe ... More >>

Research Reveals Why Earthquake Shaking Varies Across Wellington

Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 10:38 am | Toka Tu Ake EQC

New research on the behaviour of the land underneath Wellington buildings during the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake has given engineers a much better understanding on how to make new buildings more seismically resilient in specific areas around the ... More >>

CapCut Creative Suite: Revolutionizing Gaming Content

Sunday, 22 October 2023, 6:12 pm | Hugh Grant

In the ever-evolving field of online content creation, video editing tools play a pivotal role in shaping the narrative and aesthetics of digital storytelling. CapCut’s creative suite emerges as a powerhouse, not merely confined to the conventional realm ... More >>

The Hunga-Tonga Eruption Rapidly Depleted The Ozone Layer – Expert Reaction

Friday, 20 October 2023, 10:57 am | Science Media Centre

  The 2022 Hunga-Tonga Hunga-Ha’apai volcanic eruption shot out an unprecedented amount of water vapour into the sky, reaching heights of up to 55km and depleting 5% of the ozone layer in some regions in just one week. New research published in ... More >>

Telco, Online Safety Organisation And UK Grime Artist: Trio Teaming Up To Teach Kiwi Kids About Smartphone Safety

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 8:14 pm | 2Degrees

77% of parents worry about giving their child a phone with internet access 92% of parents believe their child would benefit from a conversation about the safe use of devices online But 71% of parents didn’t know of any services helping kids learn ... More >>

Deadly Bird Flu Outbreaks Are Starting In New Places – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 2:16 pm | Science Media Centre

  Deadly bird flu virus outbreaks are now starting in places outside Asia, including in Europe and Africa, suggesting a shift in the global distribution of the viruses, according to new international research. The deadly H5N1 virus first ... More >>

Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions Increase 0.2 Percent In The June 2023 Quarter

Thursday, 19 October 2023, 11:02 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s seasonally adjusted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions increased 0.2 percent (33 kilotonnes) in the June 2023 quarter, after a 0.1 percent increase (26 kilotonnes) in the March 2023 quarter, according to figures released by Stats NZ ... More >>

Labour Weekend Weather

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 2:40 pm | MetService

With a long weekend on the horizon MetService has some good news about what’s in store. After a week of thunderstorms, strong winds and seesawing temperatures, the good news is the weekend is shaping up to bring some more settled weather back ... More >>

Some Homes Contain 3x More Air Pollution, NIWA Finds

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 12:41 pm | NIWA

A new study from NIWA has mapped outdoor air quality for Invercargill and Alexandra in more detail than ever before. Researchers found that outdoor air in the most polluted locations contained three times as much particulate matter - from smoke and other ... More >>

Massey University Student’s Re-engineered DrugTesting Kit Invention Through To The Final Heat Of James Dyson Award

Wednesday, 18 October 2023, 11:02 am | Massey University

Selected by 14 Dyson engineers from across the world, the best 20 entries to the James Dyson Award have been shortlisted. New Zealand student’s invention ‘Pre-Podium’ has made the shortlist- a re-engineered drug testing kit that promises an improved ... More >>


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