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Revolutionising the construction industry one panel at a time

New Zealand engineers aim to revolutionise the way we construct buildings with a modular building system that’s fast to assemble, recyclable and could be the answer to earthquake prone communities. Revolutionising the construction industry one panel at a time | University of Canterbury University of Canterbury (UC) Professor Rajesh Dhakal, whose innovative research has inspired seismic…
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AUT & Institute Of Data Partnership Launches Intensive Tech Bootcamps To Combat NZ Skills Shortages

Critical Tech skills shortages in NZ are constraining local businesses and preventing economic growth. To combat this, AUT has partnered with the Institute of Data to offer intensive bootcamps in software engineering, data science and cybersecurity for kiwis to upskill and support business growth. Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the Institute of Data (IOD)…
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We Can Generate Green Hydrogen, But How Will We Store It?

The Aotearoa New Zealand goal of zero emissions by 2050 brings urgency and pressure to create enough green hydrogen and safely store it for the future. We Can Generate Green Hydrogen, But How Will We Store It? | Scoop News Generating green hydrogen – hydrogen produced from water using renewable electricity – is a seasonal…
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Artificial intelligence system learns concepts shared across video, audio, and text

A machine-learning model can identify the action in a video clip and label it, without the help of humans. Artificial intelligence system learns concepts shared across video, audio, and text | MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology Humans observe the world through a combination of different modalities, like vision, hearing, and our understanding of…
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Sci-Fi Eye: Touching the future

UK researchers have developed a robot fingertip that creates signals similar to the brain activity associated with human touch. Science fiction author, Gareth L. Powell, explores the possible implications of this technology. Artificial touch blog (theengineer.co.uk) As you can imagine, The Engineer’s recent report on the development of a robot hand with a tactile fingertip…
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A cement works in Staffordshire is hosting PRISMA, an industry-first application of liquid air energy storage technology.

The Engineer – Liquid air energy storage demonstrator cuts cost of compressed air Ground breaking liquid air energy storage demonstrator ‘goes live’ at Aggregate Industries – Aggregate Industries/Innovatium PRISMA (Peak Reduction by Integrated Storage and Management of Air) has been developed by Glasgow-headquartered Innovatium in partnership with Birmingham University and has been described as a…
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Orbex unveils rocket designed for low-cost orbital launch services

The first full-scale prototype of a rocket designed for low-cost orbital launch services from Space Hub Sutherland has made its public debut The Engineer – Orbex unveils rocket designed for low-cost orbital launch services. Developed by Orbex, the Prime rocket is said to represent a new generation of European launch vehicles designed to provide dedicated…
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Project seeking to advance a New Zealand juniper berry industry is on the hunt for berries

Project seeking to advance a New Zealand juniper berry industry is on the hunt for berries (massey.ac.nz) As supply chains have become restricted, and the price of imported berries has kept rising, the opportunity for New Zealand-grown berries, for which provenance and quality management can be assured, seems – shall we say – ripe. Working…
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Smart eco-solution to reduce phosphorus in waterways

Smart eco-solution to reduce phosphorus in waterways – The University of Auckland Wastewater, whether urban or from farms, may not look or smell good. But to University of Auckland researchers, it can be the source of agricultural gold – well, a whitish-goldish mineral called struvite, anyway. Phosphorus-rich struvite not only makes a great slow-release fertiliser,…
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How Did Life On Earth Begin? University Of Auckland Scientist Will Test A Novel Theory

How Did Life On Earth Begin? University Of Auckland Scientist Will Test A Novel Theory | Scoop News Nearly four billion years ago, Earth was wildly volcanic with an orange sky, green seas, and meteorites crashing down with frequency. How did life emerge in this forbidding environment? Back in 1871, Charles Darwin imagined a “warm…
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