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Velocity challenge finalists announced

Published: Tue 15 Oct 2019 10:34 AM
An alternative power generation mechanism for satellites, a low-cost, portable diagnostic tool that detects Glaucoma, and software to make the car wrecking industry more efficient, are some of the finalists’ projects among this year’s Velocity $100k Challenge. Read more...

History Made by Waikato’s EquiBreed

Published: Tue 15 Oct 2019 10:23 AM
Waikato company EquiBreed NZ have made history with the birth of New Zealand’s first foal produced by an in vitro fertility treatment using intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Read more...

LeoLabs Unveils Kiwi Space Radar

Published: Tue 15 Oct 2019 08:26 AM
Menlo Park, CA, October 14, 2019— LeoLabs, Inc., the leading commercial provider of low Earth orbit (LEO) mapping and space situational awareness (SSA) services, introduced a new era of transparency in LEO today with the launch of its Kiwi Space ... Read more...

Researchers seek help on lobster catches

Published: Mon 14 Oct 2019 03:23 PM
NIWA researchers are seeking the help of recreational divers, snorkellers and lobster potters in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty to learn more about how rock lobster are faring. Read more...

Agricultural nanotechnology project wins research grant

Published: Mon 14 Oct 2019 02:22 PM
Applying nanotechnology to agriculture to increase productivity and reduce environmental impacts has secured a Lincoln University team a million dollar grant from MBIE’s Endeavour Fund. Read more...

Two lows to affect New Zealand this week

Published: Mon 14 Oct 2019 12:11 PM
MetService are forecasting two separate low-pressure systems to affect different parts of New Zealand this week. The first low is moving over the North Island in the first half of this week, while the second low will move over the South Island ... Read more...

Wellington children part of global vaccine research

Published: Mon 14 Oct 2019 09:24 AM
Mothers and infants in the Wellington region are set to play an important role in global research to develop a universal flu vaccine. Read more...

A tale of two lows

Published: Thu 10 Oct 2019 12:01 PM
MetService are forecasting the heavy rain to ease and weather to become mainly fine for the North Island this weekend, while the South Island remains cloudy and wet thanks to a low-pressure lingering just west of the South Island. Another low-pressure ... Read more...

Tonga receives high-tech data from NZ underwater survey

Published: Thu 10 Oct 2019 11:36 AM
The New Zealand High Commissioner in Tonga HE Ms Tiffany Babington has today delivered a massive thirty thousand gigabytes of data featuring never-before-seen images of the undersea world around Tonga to the Tongan Government. Read more...

2019 Rutherford Discovery Fellowships to accelerate careers

Published: Thu 10 Oct 2019 11:26 AM
Eleven early¬ to mid-career researchers have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships that will support them to accelerate their research careers in Aotearoa. Read more...
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