Tagged: news

Clarification: launching a charity this year - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Feb 04, 2013

An article in the paper at the weekend indicated that I am launching a charity this year.  Just to clarify, this is not exactly the case.  What I have discussed with some senior academics and criminal legal system colleagues is possibly establishing an organisation that may consider, amongst other legal issues, potential miscarriage of justice (read more) … Read More

Welcome to Pictures of Numbers - Pictures of Numbers

Mike Dickison Feb 01, 2013

I’m very pleased to have the opportunity to write about scientific data presentation here at New Zealand Sciblogs—I hope these weekly posts will be as useful for you as your comments and feedback will be for me. What is Pictures of Numbers? I’m interested in the practicalities of visually communicating scientific data. Years of academic training favours people who are … Read More

Christchurch Medical School reopens after two years of closure due to earthquakes - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 28, 2013

Today the University of Otago announced that their Christchurch base is open again.* Although their article article talks of the medical students, the school is also home to several research teams. These research teams have been displaced all over the city over the past two years that the building was closed … Read More

Congratulations Professor Roy Kerr - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 19, 2012

News out today is that Professor Kerr, an Emeritus Professor at the University of Canterbury, is to be presented the 2013 Albert Einstein Award, given by the Albert Einstein Society in Switzerland for ‘to deserving individuals for outstanding scientific findings, works, or publications related to Albert Einstein’. Previous Einstein Award winners … Read More

O Occam's - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Aug 29, 2012

Occasionally science bloggers make it to the mainstream. I’ve been too busy lately to bring this news to you sooner but one of my favourite crowds of science bloggers have cornered space at British newspaper stawart The Guardian’s website. Occam’s Typewriter clearly takes part of it’s name from the well-known principle of parsimony, … Read More

Alcohol interlocks are coming…. - Forensic Scientist

Anna Sandiford Aug 17, 2012

I read today in my.lawsociety (NZ Law Society publication) that ordering the fitting of alcohol interlocks to vehicles owned by people convicted of drink driving is going to be an option available to the NZ courts as of 10 September this year.  An alcohol interlock operates in a similar manner to a breathalyser in that (read more) … Read More