ScienceNZ - The Value of Science Discovery
A machine called AECL Theratron T-80 Teletherapy, containing a radioactive source (Co-60), was recently decommissioned by ESR and returned to Australia. Learn about the journey and watch the video.
Landcare Research's reputation as the leading provider of survey services that gather solid scientifically proven data has been further enhanced with the release of the 2016 Colony Loss Survey of beekeepers.
How can past criminal case data help justice today and in the future? ESR's Forensic Intelligence project is currently developing ways to enhance the value of forensic science to the justice system.
Scion's Doug Gaunt, who sat on the judging panel, said the oil project had a close alignment with Scion's strategy to use as much of each tree as possible, not just the wood.
A smartphone app has been developed to give the public a new way to report sightings of eucalyptus pests.
Huge mudslides from November's earthquakes have wiped out all organisms living in the seabed of the Kaikoura Canyon.
Proton beams are used for cancer treatment like traditional irradiation facilities. Their advantage is that they can be focused with greater accuracy and therefore cause less side effects for patients
Engineered water systems including plumbing, drinking-water, water tanks, spas and cooling towers, are known to harbour Legionella pneumophila which can cause severe pneumonia (5 –30% death rate)
AgResearch intends to form a joint international research centre with China's largest state-owned food company and largest university research department specialising in food science and nutrition.
With internet access widening the scope of drug sources, a new threat has emerged over recent years with the introduction of designer drugs
New relationships forged between AgResearch and key overseas science organisations will provide a host of valuable opportunities for New Zealand
New Zealand’s green image is an integral part of our identity, adding value to both our exports and tourism. Our forests contribute to this image by providing a range of ecosystem services such as habitat, water quality, carbon sequestration, erosion prevention and recreation, the value of which is not well established.
Scion’s WHITE room can test up to 25 corrugated boxes under accelerated conditions.
Kiwis have grown up with mānuka honey and tea tree oil but these humble household items are fast becoming a multi-million dollar forest industry for New Zealand.
GNS Science has been awarded funding to focus on Aotea, a rare rock containing the blue mineral kyanite
Hunting for dinosaur remains, learning about pounamu occurrence in the South Island, and looking after groundwater and geothermal resources will be among the earth science topics discussed at a day-long seminar at Te Papa on 14 July
NIWA is seeking citizen scientists to help it document large brown seaweeds in New Zealand as indicators of environmental change
GNS Science has won a total of $127,000 for three projects in the 2016 round of the government's Unlocking Curious Minds contestable fund
New Zealand's sheep milk industry is set to benefit from ground breaking research by AgResearch
Enhancing New Zealand's primary sector economic contributions while improving our environment is the aim of the newest National Science Challenge
Science and business strategies for developing the health-promoting benefits of berry fruits
New Zealand's horticulture sector remains a stand out success within the primary industries
New research is adding weight to the benefits of sheep milk as New Zealand's industry continues to expand its base and reach to the world.
Planting back quickly and correctly is crucial, writes FIONA CARSWELL, chief scientist at Landcare Research.
Summer has officially ended but for Wellingtonians it feels like it's only just getting started. NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll explains what went wrong.
A unified goal-driven sector with a responsiveness to market demand is credited with the development of a pest management system in New Zealand's apple industry that is the envy of other countries and crop industries.
Waikato dairy and beef farmer Steve Fagan was sceptical, to say the least, when tiny beetles were released on his farm about 25 years ago to control ragwort.
ESR has worked in partnership with Ngāti Rangitihi and Blue Cube Consulting to create a prototype Cultural Heritage Visualisation platform as a 3D record of marae
AgResearch estimates a humble Irish wasp has saved New Zealand almost half a billion dollars
AgResearch scientists have been putting the heat on wool garments to see what level of fire protection they can provide
AgResearch scientists are following promising leads to identify effective environmentally benign microbial seed treatments for use by arable farmers
The past 50 or so years has seen a dramatic change in the volume, and mode, of international trade. Not only has the volume escalated substantially, but around 90% of it is carried by sea, mostly in containers.
A report released recently by the Royal Society of New Zealand calls on New Zealanders to take action against rising greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to curb global warming. New Zealand’s emissions are well above average for developed countries, and steadily rising.
NIWA atmospheric researchers run a Clean Air Monitoring Station at Baring Head and have been closely watching the carbon dioxide readings as they edged towards a significant threshold
Research into "mutant" sheep has AgResearch scientists eyeing up a greater understanding of what makes human hair curly or straight, and the potential for innovative new wool products.
The MinION is a breakthrough portable DNA sequencer produced by Oxford Nanopore.
Smoke from wildfires can have a serious health impact for some members of the public, even if they are far away from the flames. Scion science is supporting the response to the Port Hills fire burning in Canterbury.
A new project is underway to develop a new environmentally safe tool for simultaneously tracking multiple water contamination sources and pathways
A 3-year project aims to pilot an in-stream woodchip denitrifying bioreactor to remove nitrogen from drainage water on agricultural land
Our ability to understand and manage the links between soil properties and forest productivity is being expanded by the “Growing Confidence in Forestry’s Future” (GCFF) programme.
The sounds made by whales and dolphins as they pass through New Zealand's Cook Strait are to be recorded for the first time
Scientists from across the world will come to New Zealand in 2017 and 2018 to participate in a series of unprecedented investigations into the seafloor using a specially designed scientific drilling ship
Plant & Food Research has found that consumption of Kiwifruit may significantly slow and reduce the uptake of sugars into the bloodstream
An exploratory visit to Europe last year by scientists in our Manufacturing and Bioproducts Group is already paying dividends for at least two scientists.