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NexBloc And Arcade Network Partner To Bring Blockchain Domains To Gaming In The Metaverse

Friday, 21 January 2022, 6:56 am | ACN Newswire

Tortola, British Virgin Islands, Jan 20, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - NexBloc today announced that it has partnered with Arcade Network, the world's first decentralized platform providing cross-metaverse asset interoperability, to build out a blockchain domain ... More >>

Breast Milk And Your Baby’s Microbiome: Cutting-edge Research Comes To New Zealand

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 11:06 am | Liggins Institute

A newly-arrived scientist at the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute is investigating the biological mechanisms that link breast milk to a reduced risk of babies developing immune system disorders such as asthma. In ground-breaking research ... More >>

The New Face Rebuilding Scott Base

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 10:36 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand has a new Project Director steering the redevelopment of New Zealand’s home on the ice. <img src="" width="536" height="720"> Jon Ager Jon Ager has been brought ... More >>

Tiny Electric Generators Could Accelerate Wound Healing

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 6:52 am | ACN Newswire

Researchers are working to overcome challenges in order to bring wearable, electric, wound-healing devices to clinical practice TSUKUBA, Japan, Jan 18, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Tiny dressings that generate electricity in response to movement could accelerate ... More >>

Electronic System Design Industry Logs 17% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth In Q3 2021, ESD Alliance Reports

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 9:41 pm | SEMI

MILPITAS, Calif. — January 17, 2022 — Electronic System Design (ESD) industry revenue increased 17.1% year-over-year from $2,953.9 million to $3,458.1 million in Q3 2021, the ESD Alliance , a SEMI Technology Community, announced today in its ... More >>

SEMI FlexTech Funds 5 New R&D Projects For Flexible Hybrid Electronics

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 9:39 pm | SEMI

MILPITAS, Calif. – January 17, 2022 – SEMI FlexTech today announced more than $5 million in funding for five new research and development (R&D) projects aimed at flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) innovations for sensors, medical devices, ... More >>

‘Kidneys’ Of The Landscape

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 5:42 pm | Bala Tikkisetty

Wetlands are like giant kidneys, protecting the health of waterways by helping to dilute and filter harmful material. With World Wetlands Day occurring on 2 February, it is a good time to reflect on these and other benefits that wetlands provide. Wetlands ... More >>

Tongan Disaster Relief And Recovery – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 5:39 pm | Science Media Centre

  Governments and aid agencies are preparing to offer support to Tonga following the weekend’s violent undersea volcano eruption and subsequent tsunami. Pictures from a New Zealand Defense Force surveillance flight show Tongan islands ... More >>

DART Network Proves Invaluable In Assessing Tsunami Threat Following The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Eruption

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 5:34 pm | GNS Science

Aotearoa New Zealand’s network of DART buoys proved vital over the weekend as tsunami experts raced to analyse the tsunami threat to our coastlines following a large, explosive eruption at Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in Tonga. DART (Deep-ocean ... More >>

CITIC Telecom CPC's Data Science And Innovation Team Wins The Championship Of "Material Demand Forecast" Award

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 7:33 am | ACN Newswire

CITIC Telecom CPC's Data Science and Innovation Team Wins the Championship of "Material Demand Forecast" Award in the 5th China Industrial Internet Data Innovation and Application Contest Innovative AI Algorithms and Smart Analysis Transform Supply ... More >>

Avast Launches New Firewall Feature In Avast Free Antivirus

Monday, 17 January 2022, 8:18 pm | Avast

Avast enhances its award-winning free security and privacy protection to give people digital safety, freedom and confidence online January, 2022 – Avast, a global leader in digital security and privacy, today announced an update to its Avast Free Antivirus ... More >>

What The Tonga Eruption Means For The Climate

Monday, 17 January 2022, 4:27 pm | NIWA

The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcanic eruption is unlikely to have a significant cooling effect on temperatures globally, say NIWA scientists. When a volcano erupts, it releases huge amounts of sulphur dioxide (SO2) into the air. High concentrations ... More >>

Budding Bug Hunters To STEM Superheroes: Nanogirl Labs Collaborates With Kiwi Science Legends Educational Book Launch

Monday, 17 January 2022, 2:08 pm | Nanogirl

After months of being stuck at home for many Kiwi children, Dr Michelle Dickinson is encouraging children to get out in the great outdoors and discover the superpowered creatures in their own backyards this summer with the launch of Nanogirl’s Super ... More >>

Tongan Volcano And Cyclone Cody

Monday, 17 January 2022, 2:05 pm | MetService

As Cyclone Cody moves away, swell and wind are still impacting Aotearoa advises MetService who also continue to monitor Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha’apai volcano for possible disruptions to aviation in the region. It was a busy weekend for MetService’s ... More >>

The Hippest Supercool Science On Earth

Monday, 17 January 2022, 8:45 am | Antarctica New Zealand

A team of Antarctic scientists is breaking new ground – or ice at least – in scientific research. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Inspecting frazil on Icefin. ... More >>

Tonga Undersea Eruption And Tsunami - Expert Reaction

Sunday, 16 January 2022, 6:50 am | Science Media Centre

A series of violent eruptions from submarine volcano Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai have triggered towering ash plumes and destructive tsunami waves in Tonga. Full details are still emerging, with reports of flooding damage to buildings, loud explosions, ... More >>

Study Confirms PFAS In NZ Urban Water

Friday, 14 January 2022, 12:55 pm | University of Auckland

The presence of PFAS in New Zealand wastewaters, coastal waters, and surface waters has been confirmed by University of Auckland researchers who have completed the country’s first study monitoring “forever chemicals” in domestic urban water cycles. This ... More >>

STL And To Deliver Core Technologies To Empower 5G Stacks For Enterprises And Cloud Service Providers

Friday, 14 January 2022, 7:22 am | ACN Newswire will provide the Cloud-Native Platform (CNP) for deploying applications and network functions on the STL Enterprise Marketplace Platform. SAN JOSE, CA, Jan 13, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) -, a leader in Kubernetes data management for ... More >>

STL And Announce Strategic Collaboration

Friday, 14 January 2022, 6:59 am | ACN Newswire

STL and Announce Strategic Collaboration to Deliver Core Technologies to Empower 5G Stacks for Enterprises and Cloud Service Providers will provide the cloud-native Platform for deploying applications and network functions on the ... More >>

New Study Explores New Zealand’s Pivotal Role In Bird Evolution

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 10:14 am | University of Canterbury

Canterbury researchers are on the hunt for rare, ancient fossils from the Waipara River area that could shed new light on the evolution of modern birds. A three-year collaborative field study, led by University of Canterbury Research Fellow Dr Vanesa ... More >>

SEMI Issues Recommendations For European Commission To Bolster Europe’s Chip Ecosystem Resilience And Competitiveness

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 7:32 am | SEMI Europe

BRUSSELS, Belgium – 12 January, 2022 – SEMI, the global industry association that unites the entire electronics manufacturing and design supply chain, has issued recommendations to the European Commission for growing Europe semiconductor ecosystem ... More >>

OKLink Launches Chaintelligence Pro 2.0 To Help Police In Cryptocurrency Crime Investigation And Anti-money Laundering

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 6:33 am | ACN Newswire

BEIJING, Jan 12, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - OKLink, the well-known blockchain big-data company, has announced the launch of Chaintelligence Pro 2.0, the world's first blockchain analysis platform combining blockchain big-data technology and technical investigation ... More >>

Avrilar Sponsors Blockchain Domains For Metaverse Education Platforms Through NexBloc

Thursday, 13 January 2022, 6:25 am | ACN Newswire

The .LERN blockchain top-level domain will give access to decentralized storage and data privacy for global learners NEW YORK, Jan 12, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - Avrilar, the immersive device and application management platform for enterprises and institutions, ... More >>

NIWA’s Annual Climate Summary 2021 – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 12:15 pm | Science Media Centre

  2021 was New Zealand’s warmest year on record, according to NIWA’s annual climate summary for 2021. Aotearoa New Zealand is becoming hotter, with seven of the past nine years among the warmest recorded, in a trend consistent with global ... More >>

2021: NZ's Warmest Year On Record

Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 12:13 pm | NIWA

It's official - 2021 was Aotearoa New Zealand's warmest year on record. Our Annual Climate Summary with all the details of 2021's weather is attached. More >>

Accelerating Research Into Seismic Hazard Analysis And Forecasting

Tuesday, 11 January 2022, 10:34 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury Earthquake Engineering professor who is leading worldwide research into the effects of ground-shaking caused by earthquakes has gained almost $1 million from Marsden Fund Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden to accelerate his research. ... More >>

Plant & Food Research And Lincoln University Part Of Game Changing Gene Discovery

Monday, 10 January 2022, 10:18 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists from Plant & Food Research and Lincoln University have contributed knowledge integral to the discovery of a new gene described as a game changer for global agriculture. The gene allows natural reproduction by cloning in plants, allowing ... More >>

JERA & MHI Start A Demonstration Project To Develop Tech To Increase The Ammonia Co-firing Rate At Coal-fired Boilers

Saturday, 8 January 2022, 6:57 am | JCN Newswire

TOKYO, Jan 7, 2022 - (JCN Newswire) - JERA Co., Inc. ("JERA") and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ("MHI") have received notice of acceptance of their grant application, under the Green Innovation Fund program of the New Energy and ... More >>

Plant & Food Research And Lincoln University Part Of Game Changing Gene Discovery

Friday, 7 January 2022, 7:40 am | Plant and Food Research

Scientists from Plant & Food Research and Lincoln University have contributed knowledge integral to the discovery of a new gene described as a game changer for global agriculture. The gene allows natural reproduction by cloning in plants, allowing ... More >>

A Fuzzy Molecular Threesome Is The Basis Of Gene Expression

Friday, 7 January 2022, 7:29 am | University of Auckland

Unstructured proteins are a relatively new scientific discovery and we are only just starting to understand their power in biology and disease. Specific nuclear proteins act as a glue to pack genetic material in an absurdly small space in the ... More >>

NZ Experiencing 5 Times More Temperature Extremes Than Expected

Tuesday, 4 January 2022, 8:08 am | NIWA

Temperature extremes in Aotearoa New Zealand are happening far more often than expected, according to NIWA. Researchers have analysed 70 years’ worth of weather data across the whole country to see how frequently extreme events, such as record-breaking heatwaves, ... More >>

Will It Be A Fintastic Fishing Year?

Thursday, 30 December 2021, 9:15 am | NIWA

A marine heatwave is happening all around New Zealand. Warmer waters are more pleasant for swimming in and can create wilder weather. But what do they mean for fishing? NIWA researchers dive into the science behind getting a good catch. --------- "In ... More >>

Xerra Awarded Contract From Ministry For Primary Industries To Support The Risk Assessment Of Arriving Vessels

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 7:09 pm | Xerra

Xerra awarded contract from Ministry for Primary Industries to support the risk assessment of arriving vessels by employing advanced data science and satellite data The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is one of the latest customers for space ... More >>

Studying A Fragile And Alien Icy World

Thursday, 23 December 2021, 8:46 am | NIWA

NIWA scientists are doing what no others have done before. In a mysterious world just below the Antarctic ice, a delicate web of ice crystals forms a habitat that’s unique and largely unknown. Until now… Thanks to ingenious new technology, researchers ... More >>

Treatments In Weeks, Not Months: Scientists Develop Ambitious Pandemic Response Plan

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 6:50 am | UVA Health

Researchers Aim to Speed Drug Cocktails for COVID-19 – and for the Next Deadly Virus Waiting in the Wings CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Dec. 21, 2021 – An international team of scientists has created a plan for an accelerated pipeline for developing ... More >>

NEC Successfully Demonstrates Open RAN Leadership In O-RAN Global PlugFest 2021

Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 6:38 am | JCN Newswire

Most deployed massive MIMO open 5G radio units* TOKYO, Dec 21, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) announced today that it has successfully demonstrated its leading Open RAN massive MIMO capabilities for the PDFO-RAN ALLIANCE Global PlugFest ... More >>

Kea Aerospace Achieves Longest Endurance UAV Flight In New Zealand

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 7:10 pm | Kea Aerospace

On Sunday 19th December Kea Aerospace has recorded the longest known flight for an unmanned aircraft in New Zealand, in an electric-powered flight above Kaitōrete, near Christchurch. The battery and solar-powered vehicle flew non-stop for 14 hours ... More >>

New Zealand’s Most Iconic Taonga Species Back From The Brink … Almost

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 10:55 am | Save the Kiwi

Today the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai announced that the North Island brown kiwi is no longer threatened, and kiwi conservation groups all over Aotearoa are celebrating. A five-yearly assessment of the conservation status of birds in ... More >>

The Great Debate: When Does Summer Begin?

Tuesday, 21 December 2021, 10:24 am | NIWA

This Wednesday 22nd December, the sun reaches its highest position in the sky. It will be the Southern Hemisphere’s longest day of the year. Also known as the summer solstice, it marks the start of astronomical summer. But hang on... didn’t summer ... More >>

DOC Makes Marine Species And Habitat Maps Accessible For Everybody

Monday, 20 December 2021, 12:21 pm | Department of Conservation

  The Department of Conservation has made public more than 300 marine data layers and an interactive map tool to visualise, analyse, and download them. The data layers include distribution models for species such as sharks and rays, corals ... More >>

The Bird That Measures Antarctic Ice

Monday, 20 December 2021, 9:11 am | Antarctica New Zealand

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…It’s a laser-shooting electromagnetic ice device! This Antarctic research season, Kiwi scientists are using new technology to measure sea ice in McMurdo Sound and help add to our understanding of its importance for ... More >>

For The First Time, New Evidence Shows Sharks Are Not Always Top Of The Food Chain

Friday, 17 December 2021, 12:39 pm | WWF

In a world-first, New Zealand leopard seals have been discovered feeding on sharks. While leopard seals are known as apex predators who feed on a variety of prey such as penguins and other seals, sharks have now been discovered to be an important menu ... More >>

The Rapid Rise Of Omicron – Expert Q&A

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 2:15 pm | Science Media Centre

The WHO has warned the Omicron Covid-19 variant is spreading at an “unprecedented rate” after being reported in 77 countries. Each day researchers are learning more about Omicron, with the WHO saying it is likely to outpace Delta . Early studies ... More >>

Otago Museum Cements Science Communication Leadership

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 12:46 pm | Otago Museum

Otago Museum’s Science Engagement Team has been given a boost with new support for two new outreach projects through the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation’s (MBIE) Unlocking Curious Minds (UCM) fund. “We are thrilled”, said Jessa Barder. ... More >>

Trending Dry For Much Of The Country This Weekend

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 11:37 am | MetService

A northeasterly wind flow that brought warm, moist sub-tropical air down over the country has now moved away to the east, giving some respite from the humid weather and associated intense rainfall. MetService is forecasting a dry outlook for most ... More >>

What Small Businesses Need To Know About Log4j, The Bad Bug In Your Computer Software

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 6:38 am | Hugh Grant

It is strongly advised that small businesses conduct a thorough audit of their server and security infrastructure. iCloud, Steam, and Minecraft have all been found to be vulnerable to the Log4Shell vulnerability, which is a serious hazard to organizations ... More >>

Science NZ Awards Celebrate Scion Talent

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 3:27 pm | Scion

Wood nanotechnology, seaweed nanocellulose products and an internationally recognised microscopist are among top successes celebrated by Scion at the Science New Zealand Awards today. <img src="" ... More >>

Science New Zealand Awards Recognise Plant & Food Research Scientists

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 3:03 pm | Plant and Food Research

Today’s Science New Zealand Awards recognise outstanding research by three Plant & Food Research scientists and teams – an accomplished fruit crop scientist, a consortium working on myrtle rust disease and an emerging researcher looking at ... More >>

World-first Research To Breed Low Methane Livestock Recognised

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 2:51 pm | AgResearch

The work of AgResearch scientists to successfully breed low methane emitting sheep, as a tool to combat climate change, has been recognised with the Supreme Award at this year’s Science New Zealand Awards. With the support of the industry through ... More >>

MPI Funding For Transition To Future Orchard Planting Systems

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 10:14 am | Plant and Food Research

A project to increase the successful adoption of a new growing system with the potential to double orchard productivity, improve environmental outcomes, and boost labour efficiency has received $1.65 million of Government funding. Future Orchard Planting ... More >>

Scion Signs Collaboration Agreement With Māori Carbon Collective

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 3:42 pm | Scion

Māori whenua (land) opportunities will engage with science to welcome an innovative future with the signing of a Collaboration Agreement between Scion and the Māori Carbon Collective. <img src="" ... More >>

Environmental Indicators Show Indigenous Species Under Pressure

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 10:37 am | Statistics New Zealand

Updated environmental indicators show indigenous marine and land species are struggling against extinction, and wetland area continues to be lost, Stats NZ said today. The indicators ‘extinction threat to indigenous marine species’ and ‘extinction ... More >>

AgriSea NZ Extending Range Into Highly Functional Nutritious Beverages

Monday, 13 December 2021, 2:25 pm | High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge

Seaweed (Rimurimu) is a highly nutritious food, rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and bioactives that can provide functional health properties for many people. The High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge has awarded $48,000 to AgriSea ... More >>

The Spinoff And Meta Reach Commercial Agreement

Monday, 13 December 2021, 11:46 am | Meta

Meta is pleased to announce it has signed a commercial agreement with The Spinoff to invest in technology and product innovation. Meta’s investmentment will add capability to the New Zealand current affairs and culture site’s data journalism ... More >>

New Study Opens Doors For Immunotherapies For Prostate Cancer

Monday, 13 December 2021, 11:17 am | Malaghan Institute

Recent research from the Malaghan Institute has uncovered a new way prostate cancer could be targeted by immunotherapies. The study, funded by the Prostate Cancer Foundation and published in Frontiers in Immunology , found that immune cells that can reside ... More >>

University Of Waikato Researchers To Lead Seaweed Farming Trials In Hauraki Gulf And Bay Of Plenty

Monday, 13 December 2021, 11:09 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers’ Dr Marie Magnusson and Dr Rebecca Lawton will receive $1.2 million to lead research into seaweed farming in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty as part of a $5 million commercial regenerative seaweed farming pilot. ... More >>

Positive Move For Government To Help The NZ Tech Sector

Monday, 13 December 2021, 8:39 am | Make Lemonade

NZTech is pleased the government has responded to the critical digital skills shortage that is impacting the entire economy. This is a drop in the ocean for the actual numbers needed to support the continued growth of New Zealand’s tech sector and ... More >>

New Air Quality Guidelines "brilliant Opportunity" For Aotearoa

Friday, 10 December 2021, 1:39 pm | NIWA

More than 60% of New Zealanders live in locations where air quality does not meet World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, according to modelling conducted by NIWA for the Ministry for the Environment. The Ministry for the Environment have just ... More >>

Two New Species Found In ‘land Of Lizards’

Friday, 10 December 2021, 10:59 am | Department of Conservation

Genetic tests have confirmed two new lizard species from discoveries made during Department of Conservation surveys in South Island alpine areas last summer. A skink and a gecko – found in the Mataura Range in Southland and Nelson Lakes National ... More >>

Updated Environmental Data On New Zealand’s Air Quality Released Today

Friday, 10 December 2021, 10:40 am | Statistics New Zealand

The Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ have published the Our air 2021: final release report today. The Our air 2021: final release report incorporates analysis of the World Health Organization (WHO) 2021 air quality guidelines that were released ... More >>