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Former rugby players suffer arthritis, joint replacements – Expert reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on September 29th, 2017.

Former elite rugby players are at greater risk of osteoarthritis, joint replacement and osteoporosis compared to the rest of the population, according to data from the UK. Comparing 259 former elite male rugby players to other similarly-aged participants of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing found that the former rugby players were more likely to […]

Science Media SAVVY – upcoming video workshops

Peter Griffin posted in on February 11th, 2016.

The Science Media Centre and Mohawk Media will team up again in March to offer their popular science video training workshops in Wellington and Auckland. These Science Media SAVVY workshops focus on giving scientists the tools and skills to communicate their research in 90 second videos aimed at an online audience and leveraging platforms like Youtube […]

The global cost of stroke – experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 24th, 2013.

An international study, lead by New Zealand researchers, has calculated the total worldwide cost of stroke in terms of years of good health lost to death and disability — 100 million years. The research, published in leading medical journal the Lancet, used data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010) to estimate […]

Auckland SAVVY workshop boosts scientists’ confidence

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 19th, 2013.

Science Media SAVVY in Auckland Twelve keen scientists were put through their paces in Auckland in mid-March in the second of the Science Media Centre’s national series of media skills workshops. More than basic media training, the course is designed to move scientists out of their comfort zone, increasing awareness of how their choice of […]

NZ involved in first commercial space flight

John Kerr posted in on May 23rd, 2012.

Kiwi space scientists are playing a key role in the fist commercial space mission. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 7.44pm (NZT) last night, carrying the Dragon spacecraft destined for the International Space Station orbiting 400km above the earth. The Dragon is carrying a two and a half tone […]

AUT’s view into deep space

Peter Griffin posted in on October 12th, 2008.

Chris Barton, one of the Herald’s feature writer’s has a very interesting piece on AUT’s new radio telescope which will be officially launched on Wednesday afternoon. Barton took a spin up to see the newly-completed dish in Warkworth with AUT’s Professor Sergei Gulyaev, who believes the $1 million installation boosts Australia’s chances of winning the […]

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Radio telescope unveiled at Warkworth

Peter Griffin posted in on October 8th, 2008.

Media coverage of the radio telescope launch NBR: Clark, Cunliffe, Hodgson MIA as AUT cuts ribbon on $4b megascience bid NBR: In pictures – the AUT radio telescope goes live New Zealand Herald: NZ bids for starring role in cosmic search Computerworld:Radio telescope project sees the light TVNZ: AUT probes secrets of space For more […]

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