News & Events
Keep up to date with the latest science-related news and events from New Zealand.
Read about the new content on the Science Learning Hub – Satellites – and some of the innovative new resources coming soon.
A team of scientists that includes a New Zealander is working to build a model of the human cochlea. Dr Teal’s input allows electrical components to be added to the model.
Researchers used population genetics methods to investigate variations in a folktale that has about 700 versions across Europe. They found the movement of cultural information between groups is restricted even more than the movement of genes.
Belgian scientists have unearthed a reclaimed medieval wetland using an electromagnetic induction sensor that is less invasive than other methods. The scans revealed the extent of the reclamation and the cultivation the land was used for.
01/01/13 to 31/12/13
MPE 2013 is a year-long programme to promote the role of mathematics in developing a better understanding of dynamic processes affecting Earth and illustrate the role of mathematics in tackling planetary problems.
02/03/13 to 31/12/13
In 2013, this citizen science initiative will focus on the rocky shore environment and will enable participants to learn more about local animals and plants that live between the tides.
08/03/13 to 30/05/13
The solar oven challenge will engage your students in scientific thinking as they show the importance of science ideas in an effective design. They will also use a sustainable and renewable energy resource – the Sun.