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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Christchurch Scientist presented with Science in Communities Award

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, ESR, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Republic of Korea, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, Trade, World Trade Organisation  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Christchurch Scientist presented with Science in Communities Award

Source: ESR A scientist praised for his work with community groups has been awarded the Dr Margaret Lawton Award for Science in Communities. Ned Norton, director of resource management consultancy company Land, Water, People was presented with the ESR sponsored award by Elaine Moriarty at the NZ Hydrological Society conference . Dr Moriarty says Ned […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: How to track foreign objects in food

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, Currency Exchange Rates, DJF, English, Environment, ESR, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Science  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: How to track foreign objects in food

Source: ESR ESR food forensic scientists say they have a number of ways of working out whether an object found in food has been put there maliciously or accidentally. ESR says while the work its food scientists do is quite variable they receive complaints about foreign materials in food on a regular basis. There have […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: What you can do in a 60 second elevator ride!

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, ESR, Hong Kong, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Science, Technology, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: What you can do in a 60 second elevator ride!

Source: ESR Pitching your company and products in a 60-second elevator ride at the International Commerce Centre, the most iconic skyscraper in Hong Kong, is not the usual way to undertake promotion, but that’s just what AuramerBio CEO, Shalen Kumar, did last month. ESR invested in AuramerBio late last year as part of a drive […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Why we care about groundwater

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Climate, Climate Change, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, ESR, Health, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Science, Technology, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Why we care about groundwater

Source: ESR When scientists say groundwater many people conjure up the idea of a vast subterranean lake – ready for us to use as drinking water or irrigation for our crops and farms. While that may be an appealing image, in fact our groundwater resource is the water in the pores or cracks in the […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Antibiotic resistant organisms on the increase

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, ESR, Health, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Science, Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Antibiotic resistant organisms on the increase

Source: ESR ESR microbiologist Kristin Dyet says emerging antibiotic resistant organisms are of increasing concern.  ESR’s Antibiotic Reference Laboratory is responsible for national surveillance of antimicrobial resistance among human pathogens, on behalf of the Ministry of Health. The World Health Organisation’s Antibiotic Awareness Week, which began on Monday, (Nov 12) highlights increasing concerns about the […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: ESR extends reporting on meningococcal disease

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Canada, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, ESR, Health, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Science, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: ESR extends reporting on meningococcal disease

Source: ESR The increasing number of cases of Group W Meningococcal disease (MenW) has prompted ESR to increase its reporting on the disease to the Ministry of Health. ESR, which conducts surveillance of notifiable diseases on behalf of the Ministry, has upped its reporting to weekly. A public health physician at ESR, Jill Sherwood, says the […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: ESR winners at Science New Zealand Awards

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, Australia, Business, Christchurch, Commerce, CTF, DJF, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Employment, English, Environment, ESR, Health, Justice, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Science, Technology, Trade, United Kingdom, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: ESR winners at Science New Zealand Awards

Source: ESR The following winners were announced at the annual Science New Zealand Awards, which took place at Parliament on November 8, 2018.  ESR forensic scientist John Buckleton took out a Lifetime Contribution to Science Award, ESR microbiologist Megan Devane won an Early Career Award and a Team Award went to ESR’s SHIVERS project.  Lifetime […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: ESR Chemist wins top Chemistry Prize

By   /  November 7, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Christchurch, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, ESR, Exports, Health, KB, law, Legal, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Science, Trade, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: ESR Chemist wins top Chemistry Prize

Source: ESR Darren Saunders, ESR Senior Scientist based in Christchurch, has been awarded the 2018 Shimadzu Prize for Industrial and Applied Chemistry for his work in food chemistry. The NZ Institute of Chemistry awards the prize annually for meritorious achievement in the field of industrial or applied chemistry. It was first awarded in 1978. One […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Fluorescent dyes taking the guess work out of print analysis

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Crime, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, ESR, KB, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Science, Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Fluorescent dyes taking the guess work out of print analysis

Source: ESR A newly developed method of finding DNA in fingerprints is taking some of the guess-work out of print analysis at crime scenes. ESR Senior Technician Alicia Haines has been working on locating DNA within finger marks using fluorescent dyes. “Instead of swabbing an area that we’re not sure has DNA on it, we’re […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Drones and 3D adding to the fight against crime

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24-7, AM-NC, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, Crime, CTF, DJF, English, Environment, ESR, Justice, KB, law, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Public Service, Open Source Intel, Police, Science, Technology  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Drones and 3D adding to the fight against crime

Source: ESR New technology is giving forensic scientists the ability to investigate crime scenes in much greater detail and in a lot less time. It can also provide better information to police and a trial jury. ESR scientists working in the field predict a rapid growth in the technology, particularly with virtual reality tools. Since […]

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