Science stories - Page 2
Heavy duty drones could be key to predicting future eruptions
EQC-funded drones venture into volcanic plumes, aiding global eruption predictions.
Young Kiwi scientist competes at Google Science Fair
At this time of year there are plenty of foggy patches around the country – but what if it was possible to turn that fog into drinkable water?.
Medical imaging equipment market poised for growth
Global medical imaging market set to hit $44bn by 2025, driven by tech innovations and R&D investments.
Experts: Why the Black Hole Photo matters
NASA's release of the first photograph of a black hole has sparked media interest and proven the accuracy of decades of scientific work.
Melbourne Uni & DARPA to shape AI for scientific decision-making
An international research program will use artificial intelligence to help evaluate the credibility of scientific evidence used to make decisions.
Biotech on the cusp of a massive growth surge
New Zealand's biotech industry could boost GDP to $182bn in 12 years, says BiotechNZ executive director Dr Zahra Champion.
AU behind in robot uptake, NZ named IoT leader - report ranks countries on digital tech
The report shows how Australia, New Zealand and other OECD countries are pushing ahead in developing new digital technologies.
Alibaba & quantum computing 'dream team' build new laboratory in Shanghai
An Alibaba cloud computing subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Story Buffering 79% ... low quality video makes us sad
New research discovers the physical and emotional responses humans have to low-quality or buffering video content. Surprise, we don't like it at all.
Remote observation tech gives classrooms an Ocean view
Using tech-enabled ocean observation tools, a teacher in Hampton Hill School is bringing the science of the seas into her classroom.
Science is alive and well in South Auckland schools
Schools in South Auckland partner with STEM sponsors for new science projects, from beehive monitoring to robotic watering systems.
Nelson biology students work with scientists in the field
Nearly 200 Year 13 Biology students get hands-on science experience at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park, working with mussels and earning NCEA credits.
Hutt Valley teacher paves the way for tech, wins a Prime Minister’s Prize
Primary school teacher awarded Prime Minister's Science Prize for her work in science education. $150k prize awarded, $100k to school.
Govt's Innovative fund opens to ECE
The Government has extended its innovative teaching fund to early education teachers, allowing them to apply for the $18 million Teacher-led Innovation Fund.
Researchers use brain-scanning tech to ‘read’ students’ brains
Mind-boggling tech breakthrough: Carnegie Mellon researchers develop a method to 'read' brain activity in students solving math problems.
2016 Secondary Teacher Census: Ministry wants educator involvement
Secondary teachers in New Zealand schools are being invited to take part in the 2016 Secondary Teacher Census.
BioLumic: Using the near-magical properties of UV light to increase crop production
BioLumic's UV light technology is revolutionizing commercial agriculture, increasing crop yields without genetic modification or chemicals.
Publons: Speeding up science through the power of peer review
Publons revolutionizes peer review process while providing credit to reviewers, attracting significant investment.
3D tech helps Kiwi scientists understand more about genes
Scientists working in NZ are using 3D technologies, namely 3D digital models, to understand more about how gene crowding affects cell development.
Engender: Laser guided sperm
Engender Technologies is using laser photonics to sort bull semen by sex, helping dairy farmers increase their income.
3D printing a priority for schools, says Wanhao
Wanhao champions 3D printing in NZ schools to prep kids for tech-driven future jobs, forming curriculum partnerships.
Wallace Corp backs Ligar to commercialise novel polymer products
Ligar, a startup developing molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs), has secured an investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Wallace Corp,.
Expert: ‘e’ tag in eResearch will eventually disappear...
The eResearch New Zealand Conference focuses on challenges of data processing and collaboration for researchers.
3D printers add a new dimension to technology
Students at Hutt Intermediate School are learning about technology from a different angle, thanks to an inspiring presentation on 3D printing and its application in the future.