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Scientist funded to fire biochemistry experiments into space

Published: Tue 12 Nov 2019 02:44 PM
University of Canterbury (UC) researcher Dr Sarah Kessans has been funded $500,000 to take biochemistry to new heights. Read more...

Vitamin E acetate found in lungs of vaping victims

Published: Tue 12 Nov 2019 01:25 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is narrowing in on vitamin E acetate as a potential cause of vaping illnesses and deaths in the US, with confirmation the chemical has been found in all 29 lung tissue samples taken from patients. Read more...

MetService launch new metservice.com

Published: Tue 12 Nov 2019 01:22 PM
Today, after a three-month open beta period, MetService - New Zealand’s national weather authority - has launched its new website. Metservice.com is one of the most popular New Zealand based websites, providing national weather and marine forecasts ... Read more...

$3 million invested in space science partnerships

Published: Tue 12 Nov 2019 12:25 PM
Six New Zealand research projects have received $500,000 each from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to fund the development of innovative space technologies including satellite control systems and ocean and coastal monitoring satellites. Read more...

Science NZ Awards honour Plant & Food Research scientists

Published: Tue 12 Nov 2019 11:16 AM
A team that has developed a ground-breaking wildfish harvesting system, a leading environmental scientist and an emerging plant geneticist from Plant & Food Research were amongst the 21 scientists and research teams recognised at Science New Zealand ... Read more...

Bushfires rage along Australian East Coast - Expert Reaction

Published: Tue 12 Nov 2019 10:11 AM
Devastating bushfires along the New South Wales and Queensland coastline have caused the loss of more than 150 homes and at least three deaths. There are more than 130 fires burning across the two states, with the number and severity of the fires prompting ... Read more...

GNS quake project wins top award at prestigious event

Published: Tue 12 Nov 2019 08:24 AM
A multi-year GNS Science programme investigating the likelihood and impacts of large earthquakes in Wellington has won the Supreme Award at the 2019 Science New Zealand National Awards. Called ‘It’s Our Fault’, the programme was selected for the ... Read more...

Bushfires rage along Australia's East Coast

Published: Mon 11 Nov 2019 03:30 PM
Devastating bushfires along the New South Wales and Queensland coastline have caused the loss of more than 150 homes and at least three deaths. Read more...

Rain, rain, go away, come again on Thursday

Published: Mon 11 Nov 2019 01:01 PM
Following a wet and thundery weekend, MetService are forecasting some sunnier days, in typical spring fashion, over the first half of the week. Read more...

Hector’s and Māui dolphins are present in Taranaki region

Published: Mon 11 Nov 2019 11:18 AM
New research using acoustic underwater monitoring devices has confirmed that Hector’s or Māui dolphins are often present in the Taranaki region. Read more...
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