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The powerful tech helping to uncover the universe's mysteries
“Cosmological simulations like galaxy formation and black hole creation require hundreds of thousands of cores connected to each other to run."
Mr Humfreez: The sheep that shows Kiwis their cold, damp homes
This isn’t a living, breathing animal but a model sheep with hygroscopic horns and a nose coated in thermochromic ink.
Heavy duty drones could be key to predicting future eruptions
“In the next project we will use these drones to study the volcanoes, and also develop submersible devices to study undersea volcanoes."
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
The market was valued at US$30 million in 2017, and the value will increment at a CAGR of 4.6% up to 2025.
Experts: Why the Black Hole Photo matters
“We are validating our deepest ideas about the physical world by testing them in the most extreme environment we can imagine.”
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
Biotech is growing exponentially in many areas including the revolution in gene editing technologies which will play a big part in the future of many sectors including healthcare, agriculture and conservation."
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
"I believe all kids need to have an understanding of science – of how it is all around us and why things do what they do."
Science is alive and well in South Auckland schools
"The projects are fantastically diverse – from building useful structures out of recycled plastic to designing better school ‘houses’ for wētā."
Nelson biology students work with scientists in the field
"It’s great for students who are making decisions around their careers to spend time in a working lab environment. This is real science in context."
Hutt Valley teacher paves the way for tech, wins a Prime Minister’s Prize
“Educating our next generation of scientists and explorers is a hugely important job, it’s fantastic to see Dianne recognised for her hard work."
Researchers use brain-scanning tech to ‘read’ students’ brains
Yes you read right. What if we could read students’ brains and see what they’re thinking?
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.