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One New Zealand Is The Best Mobile Network In New Zealand For 3rd Year Running

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:28 am | One NZ

For the third year running, One New Zealand has been awarded New Zealand’s ‘Best in Test’ mobile network 2024 by independent benchmarking organisation umlaut, part of Accenture. More >>

Baffling Problem, Baffling Solution

Friday, 24 May 2024, 11:12 am | Department of Conservation

Research on the West Coast will help taonga freshwater fish like īnanga get past barriers blocking their travel such as culverts and pipes. More >>

Digital Infant In World-first Psychology Research

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:21 am | Waipapa Taumata Rau

Meet BabyX, a digital infant looking for someone to play with. More >>

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University’s Historic Plant Library A Record Of Biodiversity

Friday, 24 May 2024, 9:10 am | University of Canterbury

Over 40,000 dried and pressed plants neatly filed in the University of Canterbury Herbarium make up a vital botanical library that dates back over 150 years. More >>

Conference Win Will Showcase Auckland’s AI Capability

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 12:18 pm | Tataki Auckland Unlimited

ICONIP is a premium platform for showcasing cutting-edge research, technology, and innovations in artificial intelligence, data analytics and computational modelling, which is the use of computers to simulate and study complex systems using mathematics, ... More >>

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act: EU Council Gives Final Green Light To The First Worldwide Rules On AI

Thursday, 23 May 2024, 5:40 am | Council of the EU

The flagship legislation follows a ‘risk-based’ approach, which means the higher the risk to cause harm to society, the stricter the rules. It is the first of its kind in the world and can set a global standard for AI regulation. More >>

AI Robotics Researcher Has Eye On Underwater Mussel Industry

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 11:04 am | University of Canterbury

World-leading underwater AI robotics research at the University of Canterbury looks set to transform New Zealand’s aquaculture industry. Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) Engineering PhD student Tim Rensen has been developing ... More >>

Mast Seeding Solstice Link Could Help Protect Biodiversity

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 10:42 am | University of Canterbury

Pinpointing summer solstice as a trigger for mast seeding events could help prevent predators from ravaging New Zealand’s native species. More >>

Quarterly Insights Into AI’s Impact On Productivity

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 8:39 am | Tech Alliance

The AI Forum has launched a new quarterly survey to gather data on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on productivity in Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

Latest Data On KiwiSaver Reveals No Improvement To The Gender Savings Gap On Balances

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 8:22 am | Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission

This year’s research delving into KiwiSaver demographics has shown no closing of the gender savings gap on average balances – remaining fixed at 25%. More >>

Myrtle Rust – Some Good News On A Bad Anniversary

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 7:38 pm | Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

The Beyond Myrtle Rust research programme has an update on the unprecedented levels of myrtle rust infections found on pōhutukawa trees in Auckland during the 2022/23 summer: this past summer, in 2023/24, trees seem to have caught a break. More >>

Antarctica Likely Storing More Carbon Than Previously Thought

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 10:46 am | NIWA

Two rare surveys were conducted by NIWA in Antarctica’s Ross Sea region in 2021 and 2023, where they discovered vast amounts of seaweed. More >>

Native Trees On Farms Could Bring Birdsong Back

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 9:28 am | University of Canterbury

Canterbury researchers are exploring how planting native shelterbelts and hedgerows on farms could deliver biodiversity benefits and make good business sense. More >>

Unlocking New Zealand’s Green Energy Future: Short Rotation Forestry Holds Key To Lowering Fossil Fuel Dependency

Monday, 20 May 2024, 11:13 am | Scion research

The findings show that leveraging short rotation forestry will not only diversify regional economies, but also contribute to sustainable land management and generate environmental benefits as NZ looks for ways to transition to a circular bioeconomy ... More >>

bioLytical Laboratories Inc. Announces Launch Of Its INSTI® HCV Antibody Test For Professional Use In Australia

Monday, 20 May 2024, 10:18 am | GLOBE NEWSWIRE

bioLytical Laboratories Inc. announced today the immediate availability of its INSTI® HCV Antibody Test in the Australian market.  The INSTI Hepatitis C (HCV) Antibody Test is now included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG ... More >>

Flood Damage A Growing Risk For NZ’s Kelp Forests

Monday, 20 May 2024, 9:18 am | University of Canterbury

Timber slash and debris from flooding events is decimating Aotearoa New Zealand’s vital underwater kelp forests, a nationwide study shows. More >>

Download Weekly: Chorus Anticipates High-bandwidth Iot Demand

Sunday, 19 May 2024, 6:05 pm | Bill Bennett

Research from Chorus and the NZ IoT Alliance shows demand for high bandwidth IoT. 2degrees uses its Flex portal to reboot its wholesale operation. More >>

One Month With The Apple Macbook Air M3

Sunday, 19 May 2024, 5:55 pm | Bill Bennett

From the outside, Apple’s latest MacBook Air appears identical to its 2022 counterpart. It has the same ports, a great screen, terrific keyboard and the best trackpad you’ll find on any laptop. It is still thin and light. More >>

Physicists Create Optical Component For 6G

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 5:43 am | Skoltech

The new device can be used as a modulator and generator of terahertz vortex beams in medicine, 6G communications, and microscopy. The paper came out in Advanced Optical Materials. More >>

Can Crypto Be Stopped? UN Calls For Action Against North Korea's Cyberattacks

Saturday, 18 May 2024, 5:06 am | Hugh Grant

A recent report issued by the United Nations has raised concerns about the increasing number of cyber threats on crypto exchanges. More >>

Auto Trader's New Survey Reveals That Gamers Are Better Drivers

Friday, 17 May 2024, 9:09 am | Auto Trader

New research from Auto Trader reveals people who play video games tend to be better drivers. More >>

Defending Privacy In The Surveillance State And Fragmenting Internet

Friday, 17 May 2024, 9:09 am | Independent Media Institute

Governments and private entities have steadily eroded privacy on the internet. The trend toward internet functions centralising within national borders and fragmenting internationally reinforces the need to safeguard both openness and security in cyberspace. More >>

Every Country’s Most Popular Cruise Destination Revealed

Friday, 17 May 2024, 9:03 am | AllClear

New research from travel insurance provider AllClear reveals the most popular cruising destinations in different countries around the world More >>

TracPlus Unveils ‘Beacon’: An App That Transforms Smartphones Into Powerful Tracking Devices

Friday, 17 May 2024, 6:16 am | TracPlus

Integrated seamlessly with the TracPlus Cloud platform, this solution extends the trusted tracking, operational oversight and safety to more asset types across land, sea, and air. More >>

Daisy Lab Obtains EPA Approval To Scale To 5,000L

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 5:27 pm | Daisy Lab

Auckland-based startup Daisy Lab has developed a groundbreaking technology that produces dairy-identical proteins without cows, utilising yeast and a process called precision fermentation. More >>

New Zealand Labs Could Soon Start Mass-producing “Dairy-identical” Proteins Without Using Cows.

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 12:10 pm | Science Media Centre

In this case, yeasts are genetically modified so that when they are fermented they produce a protein like whey or casein—with any GM organisms harvested out of the final product. More >>

EPA Approves Precision Fermentation Of Milk Proteins

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 11:12 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application from Daisy Lab Limited to produce dairy-identical proteins using genetically modified organisms in a contained facility. More >>

Machine Learning Poised To Revolutionise Clinical Trials And Improve Patient Outcomes

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 10:17 am | MRINZ

In their recent study, a collaborative research team used machine learning to generate individualised predictions about the effect of higher or lower amounts of oxygen on mortality in critically ill adults receiving life support in the intensive care ... More >>

New Robotic Traffic Cone Machine A Safety Game Changer For Traffic Management

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 7:18 am | Traffic Safe NZ

Traffic Management Company Traffic Safe New Zealand is changing the safety game by introducing new robotic cone machines that deploy and retrieve traffic cones onto and from the road. More >>

New Photocatalyst To Improve Decarbonization And Other Chemical Reactions

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 4:58 am | Skoltech

A research group from Skoltech, Boreskov Institute of Catalysis and Tomsk Polytechnic University conducted an experiment and proved that a new photocatalyst can compete with noble metals. It significantly increases the efficiency of chemical reactions ... More >>

‘Unsettling Time’: 30 Jobs Proposed To Go At Forestry Research Institute Scion

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 6:44 pm | Laura Smith - Local Democracy Reporter

CEO says it doesn't have enough work in the pipeline to retain current staffing levels. More >>

Download Weekly: 2degrees Charged Over Roaming Claim

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 3:55 pm | Bill Bennett

In this week's newsletter: The Commerce Commission charges 2degrees over misleading roaming claims, One NZ gets the go head to buy Dense Air, Spark warns shareholders as challenging trading conditions hit. More >>

Emergency Mahi Underway For Endemic Skink On The Brink

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 2:12 pm | Auckland Zoo

Ninety-two percent of Aotearoa New Zealand’s 124 lizard species are Threatened or At Risk of extinction and awakōpaka skink is one of the most threatened. Lizards have long fallen below the ‘conservation radar’ due to current conservation strategies ... More >>

Zonta Club Of Wellington Honors Emerging Women Scientists With Biennial Zonta Science Award

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 11:09 am | Zonta Club of Wellington

The Zonta Science Award, generously sponsored by John Ilot Trust, Dr Robert Wear and the members of the Zonta Club of Wellington, comprises a cash grant, a travel grant, a commemorative medal, and a certificate of achievement. More >>

Avast Threat Report Shows Rise Of AI In Cyberthreats And YouTube

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 8:59 am | Avast

Avast Threat Report shows nearly 90 percent of cyberthreats currently rely on human manipulation More >>

Ankle Bracelets Won't Protect Women From Domestic Violence

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 8:37 am | NZ News Tips

Serial entrepreneur and Scientist Sir Ray Avery says that ankle bracelet technology proposed to protect women from violent abuse by a partner subject to Domestic Violence Order is stone age technology and will do little to prevent women from being killed ... More >>

Animal Life And Death In NZ Science Turns On The Roll Of The Dice!

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 6:30 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

In New Zealand, national statistics on animals used for science and animals killed for science have been published by the Ministry for Primary Industries for nearly a decade. Since 2019, these reports have included data on the number of animals "bred ... More >>

AI Has Multiple Uses In Surgery, Research Finds

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 11:00 am | University of Auckland

A group of researchers led by surgery researcher Dr Chris Varghese at Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland has just had an article on artificial intelligence in surgery published in leading journal, Nature Medicine. More >>

Scotland’s Net Zero Technology Centre Visit Highlights The Positive Future Role Of Natural Gas

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 8:42 am | Energy Resources Aotearoa

The Net Zero Technology team shared information about ground-breaking technologies, highlighting how their work collaborating across sectors and regions, innovating, and developing new skills has created employment opportunities. More >>

Zonta Club Of Wellington Honors Emerging Women Scientists With Biennial Zonta Science Award

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 8:12 am | Zonta Club of Wellington

This biennial award, established in 1990, celebrates the achievements of emerging women scientists, recognizing their dedication and contributions to the field of science while providing essential support to advance their research endeavours. More >>

Dr. Hadee Thompson-Morrison Selected As Recipient Of The Zonta Science Award 2024

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 7:53 am | Zonta Club of Wellington

Dr. Thompson-Morrison's exceptional dedication to advancing scientific research, particularly in the realm of sustainable resource management and ecosystem conservation, has earned her this precious recognition. More >>

Granting Legal ‘Personhood’ To Nature Is A Growing Movement – Can It Stem Biodiversity Loss?

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 7:43 am | The Conversation

The rights-of-nature movement emerged as a response to economic pressures on ecosystems. But the success of projects depends on how well legal liability is defined. More >>

Metrovate Is Developing Precision Biostimulants For More Effective And Sustainable Farming Outcomes

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 6:47 am | Metrovate

Metrovate's goal is to develop products with precise modes of action that improve plant growth and immunity while being safe to apply and biodegradable in service of more planet-friendly farming practices. More >>

Imran Masood Promoted To Vice President, Country Manager AUNZ At DoubleVerify + Bolsters APAC Leadership Team

Monday, 13 May 2024, 9:27 am | DoubleVerify

DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, today announced a robust lineup of strategic leadership appointments in the APAC region. More >>

Why Obsessing Over Crypto Headlines Is A Dangerous Investment Habit

Monday, 13 May 2024, 9:19 am | Easy Crypto

Fifteen years ago, crypto wasn’t on the mainstream media’s radar; but today, it frequently captures the spotlight on drive-time, lunch-time and evening news channels, drawing both seasoned investors and curious newcomers into its orbit. While it’s ... More >>

Laboratory And Natural Strains Of Intestinal Bacterium Turned Out To Have Similar Mutational Profiles

Saturday, 11 May 2024, 5:12 am | Skoltech

Understanding mutational processes in a cell offers clues to the evolution of a genome. Most actively, mutation processes are studied in human cancer cells, while other genomes are often neglected. More >>

Kina Choking Northland Reefs – Expert Reaction

Friday, 10 May 2024, 12:18 pm | Science Media Centre

The proposals include changes the recreational daily bag limits for kina, and a special permit to enable the removal of sea urchins for the management or prevention of barrens. More >>

Medtech Global Launches Fully Automated Payment Solution To Ease General Practice Burden

Friday, 10 May 2024, 11:10 am | Medtech Global

Medtech is always looking to develop solutions that solve problems for its customers, and one of the key pain points for -General Practice is payments. More >>

Changes To Electricity Market Required To Address Power Cut Concerns

Friday, 10 May 2024, 10:58 am | Evnex

A New Zealand energy expert is calling for stronger incentives for smart energy devices in order to reduce the likelihood of power cuts. Evnex Founder and CEO Ed Harvey says a considerable part of the problem facing the system is about when New ... More >>

Autodesk Unveils Research Project Bernini For Generative AI 3D Shape Creation

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 11:15 am | Autodesk

The model is acutely geared to geometric precision and scale, and can rapidly generate multiple functional variations of a 3D shape from a given input. More >>

DV Uncovers New Large-Scale Audio Ad Fraud Scheme That Spoofed Over 500,000 Devices In March 2024

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 8:32 am | DoubleVerify

FM Scam perpetrators falsify audio traffic using dedicated servers. They also spoof a wide range of devices typically used for playing audio content. This tactic enables fraudsters to blend their invalid traffic with legitimate traffic in attempts to ... More >>

A Glimpse Of Life In The Deep Sea: Announcing The Winners Of The 2024 Science Without Borders® Challenge

Thursday, 9 May 2024, 8:18 am | Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation

This year’s theme, “Hidden Wonders of the Deep,” inspired over 1,700 young artists from 82 countries around the world to use their artistic talents to portray the beauty and wonder of life in the deep sea. More >>

Kiwi Invention Of ‘Impossible’ Pet Water Cremation Machine

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 3:45 pm | Water Cremation Systems NZ

Kiwi inventor Matthew Brown has created a machine that treats the remains of our beloved pets in a low temperature water process that has near-zero impact on the environment. More >>

Seafloor Impacts Of Cyclone Gabrielle Revealed

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 10:29 am | NIWA

Scientists have found evidence of sediment impacts on seafloor ecosystems following Cyclone Gabrielle. More >>

What Makes People Tick Environmentally?

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 11:09 am | University of Canterbury

New UC research explores the crucial role emotions play in behaviour change and decision-making when acting sustainably. More >>

UC Research Helps Revolutionise Global Sanitation

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 11:06 am | University of Canterbury

Researchers at the University of Canterbury have developed a new decision-making tool to help identify how to make wastewater treatment more sustainable. More >>

NZ Scientist Helps Vietnam Identify Human Remains From War

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 7:52 am | University of Auckland

A young New Zealand scientist has joined the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) to lead the development of tools for the large-scale identification of human remains, including more than 300,000 people still missing after the Vietnam ... More >>

Study Reveals Differences In DNA Folding Between Neurons And Other Brain Cells, Links Them To Cell Functions

Tuesday, 7 May 2024, 4:42 am | Skoltech

Mounting knowledge of nerve cell regulation mechanisms will enable a better understanding of how the healthy brain operates and what goes wrong in developmental and oncological diseases associated with regulation errors. The study came out in the journal Nucleic ... More >>

People With Intellectual Disabilities Shut Out Of Tech Advancements

Monday, 6 May 2024, 5:06 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC says technological advancements can make a huge difference to the lives of people with intellectual disabilities – but only if they have access to the internet. Technology can help improve independence, it can aid problem-solving skills, as well ... More >>

Release Of Gallagher Security’s Command Centre V9.10 Unlocks New Era Of Security Tech

Monday, 6 May 2024, 9:13 am | Gallagher Security Management Systems

Gallagher Security today announced the latest release of their award-winning security site management software, Command Centre v9.10, marking a significant evolution for the security platform trusted to protect some of the world’s most critical sites. More >>


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