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Biotech Startup Precision Chroma To Access Global Markets After Latest Raise

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 1:33 pm | Precision Chroma

Biotech startup Precision Chroma is looking to raise $1.5 million this year to finalise and market its first product before going global. The startup will be based in Christchurch for the next 12 months while it does further research and development (R&D) ... More >>

Taranaki School Students At The Heart Of Scientific-based Investigations Funded By Curious Minds

Wednesday, 9 August 2023, 10:25 am | Venture Taranaki

Te Puna Umanga Venture Taranaki, the regional development agency, has announced four new community-based science projects have secured funding through the Curious Minds Taranaki programme. This brings the total number of projects funded to 76, ... More >>

“TawakiCam” To Offer A Glimpse Into Enigmatic Lives Of Fiordland Penguins, Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches Midway Point

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 3:07 pm | Tawaki Project

“TawakiCam” to Offer a Glimpse into the Enigmatic Lives of Fiordland penguins, Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches Midway Point Tawaki/Fiordland penguins are about to join the ranks of New Zealand wildlife that can be observed virtually in their natural ... More >>

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Life X DNA: Pioneering DNA Analysis Service For Health And Wellness In New Zealand

Tuesday, 8 August 2023, 7:05 am | Life X DNA

Auckland, 25th July 2023, – Life X DNA , a leading provider of innovative DNA analysis services, is revolutionising the health and wellness industry in New Zealand with its ground-breaking genetic testing solutions. By combining cutting-edge technology ... More >>

Wintry Week Ahead

Monday, 7 August 2023, 12:24 pm | MetService

MetService is predicting a fittingly wintry feel to the weather this week – with snow, frosts and low temperatures. An unsettled southwesterly flow is expected across the country with a succession of fronts bringing a continuous influx of cold air ... More >>

An Introduction To Hydrogen Gas Detection: Importance, Features And Applications

Saturday, 5 August 2023, 6:17 pm | Hugh Grant

Hydrogen gas, an odorless and colorless substance, is widely used across various industries, including chemical manufacturing, power generation, and fuel cell technologies. While hydrogen gas has proven to be a versatile and eco-friendly energy source, it ... More >>

No Trial Runs For Wellington Biotech Company – They’re Ready To Take New Zealand’s Clinical Research To The World

Friday, 4 August 2023, 11:03 am | BioValeo

New Zealand may be small, but Julie Jones, CEO and founder of clinical research organisation BioValeo, thinks it has the potential to be mighty on the world’s biotech stage. “We have a well-established research community, combined with a ... More >>

Toka Tū Ake EQC Awards $4.5m To Universities For Natural Hazard Research Boost

Friday, 4 August 2023, 10:59 am | Earthquake Commission

Ten university research teams have been awarded a combined $4.5 million funding from Toka Tū Ake EQC, to boost Aotearoa New Zealand’s understanding of natural hazards and the effects on our communities. The research topics include ways to build ... More >>

UN Secretary-General Creates Scientific Advisory Board For Independent Advice On Breakthroughs In Science And Technology

Friday, 4 August 2023, 6:57 am | UN Department of Global Communications

New York, 03 Aug 2023 – The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced the creation of a new Scientific Advisory Board to advise UN leaders on breakthroughs in science and technology and how to harness the benefits of these ... More >>

Not All New Medicines Are Worth Funding: Don’t Knock Pharmac For Being Careful

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 2:11 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Pharmac is commonly criticised for being too slow to fund new medicines and for not funding many of them. A policy note released today by the New Zealand Initiative shows why this may be desirable. It cites a German study that found that of 216 new ... More >>

A Reprieve From Rain, But Cold Continues

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 2:05 pm | MetService

Following the coldest night of 2023 for Auckland which hit a mere 2.5°C, MetService is forecasting more cold temperatures over Te Ika-a-Māui /the North Island this weekend. However, there will be brighter skies over much of the country as we leave ... More >>

Measures To Protect Native Biodiversity – Expert Reaction & SMC Briefing

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 1:47 pm | Science Media Centre

From tomorrow, populations of indigenous species and the size of their habitats in Aotearoa must not drop below current levels. The National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity aims to help councils, communities, landowners, and mana ... More >>

Scientists Race To Validate Controversial Superconductor Claim – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 3 August 2023, 12:50 pm | Science Media Centre

South Korean scientists claim to have created a room-temperature superconductor, which could could revolutionise nearly anything that uses electricity or magnets. But many experts are still skeptical. Superconductors currently require extremely ... More >>

Forests Do Not Fall Silent From 1080,10-year Study Shows

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 2:56 pm | OSPRI New Zealand

A 10-year study has found no significant negative impact of 1080 poison on bird and insect populations in the Wairarapa and instead points to the biodiversity benefits of widespread pest control. The study was conducted by Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University ... More >>

WHO Says NZ's Tobacco Control Nearly Among The Best In The World - Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 10:42 am | Science Media Centre

New Zealand is one step away from joining a small club of countries that have implemented all of the World Health Organization's best-practice guidelines around tobacco control. The latest report from the WHO says New Zealand is carrying out most of the "MPOWER" ... More >>

Creature Comforts Aplenty As Tuatara Convalesces At Dunedin Wildlife Hospital

Monday, 31 July 2023, 1:56 pm | Te Pukenga

Having seemingly dodged cancer, Merri the Tuatara is on a long road to recovery. Still, at six years old and with a lifespan (disease and accidents notwithstanding) that can reach 200 years, time is on the side of this reptile. A "happy accident" ... More >>

AF8 And East Coast LAB Serve Up New What’s On Our Plates? Plate Boundary Learning Tools

Friday, 28 July 2023, 2:30 pm | East Coast Lab

Aotearoa New Zealand straddles the boundary of two tectonic plates, the new What’s On Our Plates? learning modules dive even deeper into these awesome forces that have shaped our landscape and how we live. With the kind support of Toka Tū Ake EQC, ... More >>

Seasonal Climate Outlook: August - October

Friday, 28 July 2023, 11:22 am | NIWA

Highlights: - El Niño Alert criteria continued to be met during July - Wind speeds look to be stronger than normal, particularly across the South Island and lower North Island - Occasional heavy rainfall is forecast for the South Island and western North ... More >>

Teilhard Got It Backwards

Friday, 28 July 2023, 11:02 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

There’s a line from a Matthew McConaughey movie – I don’t remember which one – that pretty much sums up the self-made situation of the human species at present. The McConaughey character is in a bar with a woman that’s had a troubled life. ... More >>

The Impact Of Meta’s Algorithms During The 2020 US Election – Expert Reaction

Friday, 28 July 2023, 10:19 am | Science Media Centre

US researchers worked with Meta to analyse how the social media company’s algorithms influenced what people saw and believed during the 2020 US election period. The series of four papers, published in Science and Nature , found algorithms are “extremely ... More >>

Finally, A Fine Weekend

Thursday, 27 July 2023, 12:58 pm | MetService

The last of the wild weather from the past week fizzles out on Friday as a narrow ridge builds over the country, with MetService forecasting a fine weekend across much of Aotearoa. Unfortunately, there’s still a bit of weather to get through ... More >>

Toka Tū Ake EQC Renews Quake City Sponsorship, Supports Free Entry Weekend

Thursday, 27 July 2023, 9:08 am | Canterbury Museum

Toka Tū Ake EQC has renewed its sponsorship support for Quake City – Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition telling stories from the Canterbury earthquakes – for a further 3 years. <img src="" ... More >>

Awakening A Proprioception Of Thought

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 10:54 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Proprioception refers to “the body’s ability to sense movement, action and location.” Though I’ve written before about how this “sixth sense” plays an important part in quieting the mind, there’s a growing urgency for methodless meditation ... More >>

Antarctic Researchers Gather In Christchurch

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 12:49 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

There’s an avalanche of Antarctic researchers in Ōtautahi this week, with scientists from around the globe gathering in the gateway city for back-to-back international conferences that put a spotlight on climate change. Antarctica New Zealand and the ... More >>

Optimised AI Reference Kits Help Developers And Data Scientists Innovate Faster.

Tuesday, 25 July 2023, 12:15 pm | Intel

What's New: Intel now offers a set of 34 open source AI reference kits to the community, the result of a yearslong collaboration with Accenture, enabling developers and data scientists to deploy artificial intelligence (AI) faster and more easily. Each kit ... More >>

Conservation Efforts Step Up To Protect Native Taonga At Risk From Myrtle Rust In Rotorua

Monday, 24 July 2023, 12:59 pm | Joint Press Release

Scientists and a Jobs for Nature team are on a race against time to save vulnerable native species under threat from myrtle rust in the Rotorua lakes area. With fears mounting that species endemic to New Zealand could be wiped out by the fungal disease, ... More >>

Researchers Test ‘cool Roofs’ In Climate Hot Spots

Monday, 24 July 2023, 12:19 pm | University of Auckland

Scientists will test ‘cool roofs’ in countries that are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of global warming. As the world warms up, scientists are rigorously testing ‘cool roofs’, as a passive cooling system that could reduce the harms ... More >>

Four Plant & Food Research Staff Recognised With Awards From Science Institute

Monday, 24 July 2023, 11:08 am | Plant and Food Research

Four scientists from Plant & Food Research have been recognised for their contributions to the primary sector with awards from the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science (NZIAHS). Fruit crop physiologist and Honorary ... More >>

Human Being Is Not A “Very Small Phenomenon”

Friday, 21 July 2023, 11:37 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

The problem with the commentaries on AI that I’ve read is not a failure of imagination, but a failure of perception. Both AI experts and the plethora of commentators on AI don’t seem to have insight into thought. So how can they have insight into the ... More >>

Scientific Breakthrough Harnesses mRNA Technology To Develop Powerful Malaria Vaccine

Friday, 21 July 2023, 7:04 am | Malaghan Institute

A new mRNA vaccine targeting immune cells in the liver could be the key to tackling malaria, a disease that causes over half a million deaths each year according to the World Health Organization, yet has no effective long-lasting vaccine. Trans-Tasman ... More >>

RenovoRx And Imugene Announce Collaboration To Deliver Oncolytic Virus Therapy Using Proprietary TAMP Platform

Friday, 21 July 2023, 6:16 am | ACN Newswire

Collaboration will explore trans-arterial delivery of Imugene's CF33 oncolytic virus utilizing RenovoRx's TAMP therapy platform TAMP enables localized, targeted delivery of CF33 to difficult-to-access tumors, such as pancreatic and liver tumors. Los Altos, ... More >>

Microplastics Project Presented Internationally

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 5:05 pm | Southern Institute Of Technology

Dr Seethal Sivarajan, Environmental Management Tutor from Southern Institute of Technology | Te Pūkenga, with the support of microplastics research hub members, Dr Christine Liang, Karen Luttrell and Rani Fernandez, recently presented ongoing ... More >>

A Period Of Heavy Rain For Saturated Eastern Coasts

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 1:36 pm | MetService

MetService is forecasting a shift in winds from westerly to easterly today and tomorrow with eastern coasts of the country set to see some wet weather in the next few days. The rain will affect vulnerable regions from Northland down to Hawkes Bay which are ... More >>

Fascinating Finds From NIWA’s Annual Squid Survey

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 6:29 am | NIWA

Rare and unusual sea creatures have been unveiled during an annual squid survey. Earlier this month, NIWA welcomed the Auckland University of Technology ‘Squid Squad’ - a team of scientists from the Lab for Cephalopod Ecology and Systematics ... More >>

EPA Releases Findings On Forever Chemicals In Groundwater

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 11:11 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released a report with results from the first large-scale survey of per-and-polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in New Zealand groundwater wells. The EPA commissioned the tests for PFAS in 2022, as ... More >>

New Zealanders lead call for SDGs to be science-led

Wednesday, 19 July 2023, 6:43 am | University of Auckland

18 July  Three internationally renowned New Zealanders are part of the International Science Council’s global commission calling for a “new way of doing science” to tackle the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). Former prime minister ... More >>

Fact Or Phictionary? Norton Releases Phishing Dictionary To Help People Identify Scams

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 6:16 pm | Norton

Phictionary throws the spotlight on some of the most common phishing attacks detected and blocked by Norton to help people spot the tell-tale signs of scams Auckland, New Zealand, 13 July 2023 – Norton , a consumer Cyber Safety brand of Gen™ (NASDAQ: ... More >>

University Of Auckland Conducts Industrial Robotics 5G Trial With Spark

Thursday, 13 July 2023, 10:30 am | Spark

In collaboration with Spark, researchers from the University of Auckland are exploring the potential of 5G to transform the world of industrial robotics. Industrial robots are commonly used in electronics, food and medical manufacturing as they can be programmed ... More >>

Dr Gill Jolly Joins MBIE As Chief Science Advisor

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 11:20 am | MBIE

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has announced the appointment of Dr Gill Jolly to the role of Chief Science Advisor for MBIE. <img src="" width="480" height="720"> “We are thrilled to welcome ... More >>

Directors Of Six National Science Challenges Call For A National Food Strategy

Tuesday, 11 July 2023, 7:18 pm | National Science Challenges

The directors of six National Science Challenges call on the government to develop a National Food Strategy for Aotearoa New Zealand. “Food is essential to our health and wellbeing but it can be a major cause of ill-health and disease,” said Professor ... More >>

Biodegradable Plastic Could Be “material Of The Future”

Monday, 10 July 2023, 11:23 am | University of Canterbury

Wood and paper-based disposable cutlery is seen as a greener option than plastic, but a Canterbury academic is warning it could actually present more of a threat when it comes to climate change. Dr Heon Park, a Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Process ... More >>

Researchers Hope A Newly Launched Registry Will Quantify The Burden Of Long Covid In Aotearoa New Zealand

Friday, 7 July 2023, 6:01 am | University of Auckland

Researchers are launching a long-Covid registry in the hope of painting an accurate picture of the burden of the debilitating illness in Aotearoa New Zealand. The registry, Mātauranga Raranga asks people to confidentially provide information about their ... More >>

New Research Shows People Want An Active Part In Shaping The Future Of The Internet

Friday, 7 July 2023, 5:56 am | Internet NZ

New research, released today by InternetNZ highlights a drive from diverse communities to be more active in shaping the future of the Internet. The research report highlights voices of communities that often go unheard. It shares quotes from kōrero undertaken ... More >>

Rotorua To Host International Conference On Advancing Vegetative Propagation Technologies

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 2:34 pm | Scion research

Rotorua and Scion are set to welcome one of the oldest and largest international organisations to the city in March 2024 for a conference dedicated to propagation technologies for forestry. Founded in 1892, the International Union of Forest Research ... More >>

A Wet Weekend Ahead For Some

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 2:03 pm | MetService

A narrow ridge of high pressure provides a spell of fine and frosty weather for most of Aotearoa New Zealand today (Thursday) and on Friday. However, MetService is forecasting a rainy end to the week for northern and eastern parts of the country ... More >>

EPA Changes Insecticide Rules To Combat Stink Bug Invasions

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 12:45 pm | Environmental Protection Authority NZ

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved changes to the rules around how a neonicotinoid insecticide, Actara, can be used if the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) invades New Zealand. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) applied ... More >>

New Leadership For Biosecurity Collaboration Protecting Aotearoa’s Precious Plants

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 11:21 am | Better Border Biosecurity

The Better Border Biosecurity (B3) collaboration farewell's stalwart James Buwalda and welcomes a new Independent Chair, Melanie Mark-Shadbolt. Melanie (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa, Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa and Ngāti Tūwharetoa) replaces ... More >>

2023 So Far: NZ’s Record-breaking Weather

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 10:55 am | NIWA

We’re only halfway through the year, but new NIWA analysis shows that some parts of New Zealand have already recorded more than a year’s worth of rain. It was the wettest first half of the year on record for several areas in the northern and eastern ... More >>

SpaceOps NZ Takes Over AUT’s Warkworth Radio Astronomy Operation

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 2:40 pm | SpaceOps

Robin McNeill, CEO of Invercargill based SpaceOps NZ, today announced that SpaceOps NZ had concluded negotiations to take over AUT’s radio astronomy operations at Spark’s Warkworth Satellite Earth Station, effective from 3rd July 2023. By tuning ... More >>

Winner Of Significant Contribution To Food Safety Award

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 10:09 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Dr Rob Lake’s long career in food safety has seen him awarded the 2023 Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award, sponsored by New Zealand Food Safety, at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) Awards last night. “New ... More >>

Is ChatGPT's Use Of People’s Data Even Legal?

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 10:47 am | Botica

In the world of AI and machine learning, the sudden massive popularity of language learning models is a hot topic. These tools — the current most popular of which is probably ChatGPT-3 — are language models that can answer specific questions ... More >>

Plans For Synthetic Reo Māori Voice To Empower Tāngata Whaikaha Māori

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 10:10 am | Te Puni Kokiri

Experts are sounding out plans for a synthetic reo Māori voice that could change the lives of many tāngata whaikaha Māori and their whānau. <img src="" width="720" height="499"> Wahanga Tū Kōrero - TalkLink ... More >>

Dinosaurs Of Patagonia Star At Te Papa This Summer

Saturday, 1 July 2023, 1:14 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa will be the only New Zealand venue for Dinosaurs of Patagonia – a blockbuster exhibition of recently-discovered dinosaur species featuring one of the biggest creatures ever to walk the planet: the 37-metre-long Patagotitan mayorum . Excavated in 2014, ... More >>

First Image Of Milky Way Neutrinos Detected By IceCube

Saturday, 1 July 2023, 6:09 am | University of Canterbury

For the first time, a neutrino image of the Milky Way was produced by an international team of scientists, including researchers from the University of Canterbury, using a huge Antarctic telescope. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica has produced ... More >>

Tohoku University & NEC Start Joint Research On Computer Systems With Newly Developed 8-qubit Quantum Annealing Machine

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 7:19 pm | JCN Newswire

TOKYO, June 28, 2023 - (JCN Newswire) - Tohoku University and NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) have started joint research on computer systems using an 8-qubit quantum annealing machine developed by NEC and Japan's new windowNational Institute of Advanced Industrial ... More >>

Software Enabling The World

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 4:43 pm | Schneider Electric

Stand First: A new generation of software is connecting, enabling and making intelligent every aspect of business and industry, delivering the benefits of digital to every sector. It has been argued that software is consuming the world, however in recent ... More >>

Hot Biochar Projects Are Warming Up Winter

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 1:13 pm | Biochar Network New Zealand

The Biochar Network New Zealand’s campaign to increase the profile of biochar continues. A Carbon Rescue initiative stemming from the post-Gabrielle residue cleanup has helped facilitate the conversation on how to create value from biomass through ... More >>

Sapro-Tech Raises $1 Million To Produce The World's Most Sustainable Leather From Fungi

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 11:16 am | SaproTech

Worth around $400 billion, the leather goods industry is thriving globally; but is also a contributor to global emissions. With a vision to move the needle on more sustainable materials, Sapro-Tech has raised a $1 million pre-seed round to take ... More >>

Our View Of Nature Is The Cornerstone Of Our Worldview

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 11:12 am | Martin LeFevre - Meditations

Our view of nature establishes our worldview, and our worldview determines our view of nature. They are not the same thing however. One’s worldview flows from one’s ideas or insights into human nature, while one’s view of nature reflects one’s ... More >>

Mussels Aiding Muscles: Clinical Study ProvesNew Zealand GreenshellTM Mussel Powder Key To Faster Injury Recovery.

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 9:46 am | Plant and Food Research

No pain, no gain – sore muscles are a common side effect of exercise. Researchers have found New Zealand Greenshell™ mussel powder can help men recover faster from injuries caused by exercise. The clinical trial, conducted by Plant & Food ... More >>


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