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Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Agriculture/Horticulture, Explore - Physical-sciences, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, Video Multimedia  /  Comments Off on Driving force of volcanic super-hazards uncovered

Source: Massey University Associate Professor Gert Lube. Massey volcanologists have discovered the driving force behind superheated gas-and-ash clouds from volcanic eruptions, which may help save lives and infrastructure around the globe. [embedded content] Endangering 500 million people worldwide, pyroclastic density currents (or pyroclastic flows) are the most common and lethal volcanic threat, causing 50 per cent […]

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Workshop tackles international volcanic risks

By   /  February 26, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Conference/Seminar, Education, Explore - Physical-sciences, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Workshop tackles international volcanic risks

Source: Massey University An international group of volcanologists exploring New Zealand’s uniquie volcanic zone. How accurately can we forecast the hazards and impacts of volcanic eruptions? How can we advance our computational modelling techniques to mitigate effectively against volcanic fatalities? These were the questions volcanologists from across the globe were addressing, when they gathered in […]

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Working with sand isn’t child’s play

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Agriculture/Horticulture, Explore - Food, Explore - Physical-sciences, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Working with sand isn’t child’s play

Source: Massey University Mustard seeds used in experiments around granular flow. Ever wonder how an hour glass measures time? Who designed it, did the math, tested it and perfected it? Working with sand may sound like child’s play, but the process of understanding how these materials behave is the focus of scientists around the world – […]

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Bird bone streaming

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Animal-veterinary, Explore - Computer-science, Explore - Physical-sciences, Explore - SCIENCES, FifthEstate1, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Bird bone streaming

Source: Massey University 3D digitised skull of a little bush moa from Auckland War Memorial museum. A new website for viewing 3D bird bones aims to make bird bones in museums more accessible for research and teaching. Massey University senior lecturer Dr Daniel Thomas has launched a new website, called Fauna Toolkit: Bird Bones for […]

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Having a look inside an eruption

By   /  December 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, College of Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Natural-environment, Explore - Physical-sciences, Explore - SCIENCES, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Having a look inside an eruption

Source: Massey University Ermanno Brosch on the summit of Stromboli volcano in Italy, where Mr Brosch was flying a drone, filming ongoing eruptions. PhD student Ermanno Brosch has been all over the world pursuing his passion for volcanology, so when he got the chance to peer inside one of the deadliest results of an eruption, […]

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Massey projects receive $7.45m from Marsden Fund

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Awards and appointments, College of Health, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Sciences, DJF, Education, Explore - Biological-sciences, Explore - Computer-science, Explore - CREATIVE ARTS, Explore - HEALTH, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Mathematics-statistics, Explore - Physical-sciences, Explore - Psychology, Explore - SCIENCES, Explore - Web-game-interactive, KB, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Massey projects receive $7.45m from Marsden Fund

Source: Massey University (Clockwise) Professor Geoff Jameson, Professor Bill Williams, Dr Jennifer Tate, Dr Heather Hendrickson, Associate Professor Chris Wilkins, and Distinguished Professor Gaven Martin. Massey researchers have received more than $7.45 million from the Royal Society Te Apārangi annual Marsden Fund for 15 projects.  The 15 successful Marsden grants – made up of nine ‘fast-start’ grants for new […]

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Rutherford Discovery Fellowship success

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  1. Home Page article, 24-7, 24/7 News, Awards and appointments, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - HUMANITIES, Explore - Physical-sciences, Explore - SCIENCES, Explore-Maori-humanities, Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Research - 21st century, School of Humanities, Tertiary Education, Wellington  /  Comments Off on Rutherford Discovery Fellowship success

Source: Massey University Two Massey University academic researchers have been awarded prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowships that will allow them to further their research in different fields of science and innovation. Political philosopher Dr Krushil Watene from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences was awarded a fellowship to develop an approach to intergenerational justice that […]

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Pūhoro challenges students with Trans-Tasman STEM programme

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, College of Sciences, Education, Explore - Physical-sciences, Explore - SCIENCES, Explore-Maori-sciences, Maori, Massey University, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education  /  Comments Off on Pūhoro challenges students with Trans-Tasman STEM programme

Source: Massey University Hato Paora College year 10 students taking part in the catapult challenge. The Pūhoro team, in collaboration with the University of Newcastle, ran the Science and Engineering Challenge (SEC) event for Year 10’s in Manawatū and South Auckland recently.  SEC events saw more than 200 students at each event location, competing in […]

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