Search results for "carbon"

  • Astronomers find new planet

    Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun. It orbits Barnard’s star, which sits six light-years away. The planet’s mass is thought to be more than three times that of our...

    • Posted November 20, 2018
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  • Processed Foods and Food Processing

    A processed food is anything we eat that we’ve changed on purpose in some way from its natural state. We call the process that causes the change ‘food processing’, and we’ve been doing it for thousands –...

    • Posted October 12, 2018
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  • Climate Change – What is New Zealand doing?

    The famous author F. Scott Fitzgerald, known best for his novel The Great Gatsby, once wrote that the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time...

    • Posted August 1, 2018
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  • Japanese company plans world’s tallest wooden building

    A Japanese company is planning to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper, to mark its 350th anniversary in 2041. Sumitomo Forestry said 10% of the 70-storey W350 tower would be steel, combined with about 180,000 cubic metres...

    • Posted February 22, 2018
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  • Phone that charges in 12 minutes

    Samsung have developed the ability for their news phones to charge in 12 minutes. Quick Charge for phones has been around for a good long while now, but new advances by Samsung means it will go from...

    • Posted December 5, 2017
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  • High gas readings at Mt Ruapehu

    GeoNet has issued a low-level volcano warning for Mt Ruapehu, which is emitting high levels of carbon dioxide. For the past couple of months the crater lake temperature has also held steady at about 37°C , which...

    • Posted November 30, 2017
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  • NZ First and Labour sign coalition agreement

    Labour and New Zealand First have signed their coalition agreement, which contains significant policy gains for New Zealand First. The policy wins for New Zealand First include keeping the age of superannuation at 65 and committing to...

    • Posted October 25, 2017
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  • Satellite to measure pollution launched

    A new satellite has been sent into space to help scientists study the Earth’s atmosphere. Sentinel-5P was built in the UK and is part of a big project called Copernicus, which aims to help us understand what...

    • Posted October 17, 2017
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  • Kaikoura railway line back working

    The first freight train to travel on the main north line since the Kaikoura earthquake in 2016, has successfully completed its journey to Christchurch. The rebuild of the train line is the largest rebuild of rail since...

    • Posted September 19, 2017
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  • Auckland Harbour Bridge to get lights

    The Auckland Harbour Bridge is to be decked out with permanent coloured lighting, powered completely by solar energy. A total of 90,000 LED lights and 200 floodlights will light up the bridge. The multi-million dollar project is...

    • Posted May 29, 2017
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