Search results for "carbon"

  • World’s oldest pearl found

    The world’s oldest pearl has been found in Abu Dhabi. An 8,000-year-old pearl that archaeologists say is the world’s oldest will be displayed in Abu Dhabi. The natural pearl was found in the floor of a room...

    • Posted October 22, 2019
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  • Scientists create blackest black colour

    Scientists have created a substance “10 times blacker” than anything that has come before. The new black was unveiled in New York. Researchers from MIT teamed up with artist Diemut Strebe to develop the carbon nanotube coating....

    • Posted September 18, 2019
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  • Greta Thunberg arrives in US

    Environmentalist Greta Thunberg has arrived in the US after a two-week sea voyage from the UK. The teenage climate change campaigner made the journey on a boat to reduce her carbon footprint and reduce damage to the...

    • Posted September 3, 2019
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  • 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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