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Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back, and forward – 12/11/18

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back, and forward – 12/11/18

Source: GNS Science 11/11/2018 3:40 pm Two years ago, a magnitude 7.8 quake near Kaikōura dramatically changed part of New Zealand’s landscape. This week, GNS Science experts look back on the most complex earthquake ever studied – and consider the implications for the future. In a special series to mark the anniversary, GeoNet will look […]

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ESR winners at Science New Zealand Awards

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, ESR, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR winners at Science New Zealand Awards

Source: ESR The following winners were announced at the annual Science New Zealand Awards, which took place at Parliament on November 8, 2018.  ESR forensic scientist John Buckleton took out a Lifetime Contribution to Science Award, ESR microbiologist Megan Devane won an Early Career Award and a Team Award went to ESR’s SHIVERS project.  Lifetime […]

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Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards – 09/11/2018

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards – 09/11/2018

Source: GNS Science Dr Kelvin Berryman They were among 14 scientists and seven science teams from New Zealand’s seven Crown Research Institutes who were honoured at the annual Science New Zealand National Awards at a function at Parliament. The three award categories – Lifetime Achievement, Early Career Researcher, and Team – are designed to recognise […]

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Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund – 08/11/2018

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund – 08/11/2018

Source: GNS Science They were among 136 research projects from across New Zealand that were successful in the annual  Marsden funding round. The Fund supports high quality research in science, engineering, maths, social sciences, and humanities. The total amount awarded this year was $85.6 million. The earthquake rupture project, which has been awarded $300,000, will […]

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ESR Chemist wins top Chemistry Prize

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, ESR, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on ESR Chemist wins top Chemistry Prize

Source: ESR Darren Saunders, ESR Senior Scientist based in Christchurch, has been awarded the 2018 Shimadzu Prize for Industrial and Applied Chemistry for his work in food chemistry. The NZ Institute of Chemistry awards the prize annually for meritorious achievement in the field of industrial or applied chemistry. It was first awarded in 1978. One […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 7 November 2018

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NIWA, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 7 November 2018

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 7 November 2018 The largest hotspot in the North Island continues to be found in Napier and southern Hastings District. A new, very small hotspot has also emerged this week near Cape Reinga. No hotspots are currently […]

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Scientists spy on baby snapper in Hauraki Gulf

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists spy on baby snapper in Hauraki Gulf

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA researchers are out on the Hauraki Gulf this week to find out more about the nurseries of young snapper. They are mapping the seafloor habitats where the young fish live with the aim of learning more about what they need to stay healthy and […]

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Fluorescent dyes taking the guess work out of print analysis

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, ESR, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Fluorescent dyes taking the guess work out of print analysis

Source: ESR A newly developed method of finding DNA in fingerprints is taking some of the guess-work out of print analysis at crime scenes. ESR Senior Technician Alicia Haines has been working on locating DNA within finger marks using fluorescent dyes. “Instead of swabbing an area that we’re not sure has DNA on it, we’re […]

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Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ – 06/11/2018

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ – 06/11/2018

Source: GNS Science 05/11/2018 1:17 pm A wealth of geological information captured after the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake is one of a number of additions and improvements in the newly updated 1:250,000 digital Geological Map of New Zealand. The map is among the most used of GNS Science’s digital geological map products with 45,000 online […]

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Northland communities urge Northland Regional Council to protect the region’s existing GE Free status

By   /  November 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, GE Free New Zealand, GE Free Northland, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Northland communities urge Northland Regional Council to protect the region’s existing GE Free status

Source: GE Free New Zealand Northland communities urge Northland Regional Council to protect the region’s valuable GE free status More than one hundred submissions (lodged in response to the Northland Regional Council’s proposed new Regional Plan) strongly back alignment with Auckland and Northland District Council plans that already contain provisions and policies created for the purpose […]

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Geophysicist Laura Wallace honoured by national science body – 01/11/2018

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Geophysicist Laura Wallace honoured by national science body – 01/11/2018

Source: GNS Science 31/10/2018 10:53 am Dr Laura Wallace. Photo from Tim Fulton, IODP. Dr Wallace combines geodetic, seismological and geological information to understand complex tectonic processes occurring at plate boundary zones. In 2002, she was the first to discover slow-slip events at the plate boundary east of Gisborne – the Hikurangi subduction zone – […]

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Drones and 3D adding to the fight against crime

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, ESR, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Drones and 3D adding to the fight against crime

Source: ESR New technology is giving forensic scientists the ability to investigate crime scenes in much greater detail and in a lot less time. It can also provide better information to police and a trial jury. ESR scientists working in the field predict a rapid growth in the technology, particularly with virtual reality tools. Since […]

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“The shoes said otherwise” | ESR

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, ESR, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on “The shoes said otherwise” | ESR

Source: ESR “The murderer is a tall man, left-handed, limps with the right leg, wears thick-soled shooting boots…” Sherlock Holmes’s evidence in The ‘Boscombe Valley Mystery” helped establish Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s hero as fiction’s first forensic scientist. Holmes went further, declaring that “there is no branch of detective science which is so important and […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 31 October 2018

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 31 October 2018

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: Soil Moisture North […]

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Volunteers needed to unlock historic weather secrets

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Volunteers needed to unlock historic weather secrets

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA climate scientists are calling for volunteers to unearth weather secrets from the past – including those recorded by members of Captain Robert Scott’s doomed trip to the South Pole in 1912. Video of SOUTHERN – LONG – v2 Scott and his four-man team perished […]

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Scientists studying Weddell seal behaviour in Antarctica

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists studying Weddell seal behaviour in Antarctica

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Scientists will be trying to understand how Antarctic-based Weddell seals see the world when they head to the ice next week. Weddell seal with her pup. [Photo: Daniel Costa] ]” title=””> Weddell seal with her pup. [Photo: Daniel Costa] NIWA marine ecologist Dr Kimberly Goetz […]

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Scientist awarded fellowship for research into the impact of climate change on New Zealand land

By   /  October 28, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, Landcare Research, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientist awarded fellowship for research into the impact of climate change on New Zealand land

Source: Landcare Research Home»About Us »News & events »Media releases »Scientist awarded fellowship for research into the impact of climate change on New Zealand landManaaki Whenua – Landcare Research scientist Dr Kendon Bell has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue his research into measuring the impact of climate change on New Zealand […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 24 October 2018

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 24 October 2018

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: Soil Moisture North […]

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Scientists listen to the sound of photosynthesising seaweeds

By   /  October 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists listen to the sound of photosynthesising seaweeds

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA scientists are hoping they may one day be able to “listen” to kelp forests in the waters around New Zealand to find out how they are faring. Dr Giacomo Giorli, a NIWA marine acoustician, is one of the authors of a recently published scientific […]

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Forum to look at water contamination and how to improve the quality of water

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, ESR, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Forum to look at water contamination and how to improve the quality of water

Source: ESR New Zealand drinking water supplies are still vulnerable says an ESR scientist involved in the investigation into the Havelock North water contamination. Microbiologist Dr Brent Gilpin says while it is unlikely there will be an outbreak of waterborne illness on the scale of the 2016  Hawkes Bay event, there are still areas in […]

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