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 Australian scientists have  released a new report on climate change in the Pacific detailing rising sea levels, increasing temperatures andincreases in ocean acidity with  drastic implications for coral-based eco-systems from hitting home in less than 40 years. “The Pacific is getting hotter, sea-levels are rising, rainfall is changing, and equatorial winds have weakened,” said researcher, [..]

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06-Dec-2011

Science Media Centre » Reflections On Science

An article by Gareth Morgan and Geoff Simmons in the New Zealand Herald highlights the environmental issues surrounding fishing, drawing on the research presented in their book ‘Hook, Line & Blinkers: Everything Kiwis Never Wanted to Know About Fishing‘. Science Media Centre» Reflections On Science.


06-Dec-2011

Science Media Centre » In the News

Rolf Olsen, of Titirangi, captured the star Beta Pictoris, and the disk of debris and dust orbiting it, by taking a series of photos and subtracting differences in the images using Photoshop. A New Zealander has captured the first amateur photograph of solar system other than our own, drawing international attention. You can see the original image.


06-Dec-2011

Science Media Centre » Science Alert: Experts Respond

New Zealand’s electricity industry and regulators could usefully collaborate with academic researchers on randomised testing to provide insights into household impacts of the new technologies such as smart meters, says an American researcher. New technologies that comprise the so-called ‘Smart Grid’ offer several opportunities to leverage these insights into behavioral change,” the researcher, Professor David.