Tagged: radar

Space War and NZ’s Position - Out of Space

Duncan Steel Jan 09, 2019

With regard to tracking military satellites newly-launched from eastern Asia and potentially of concern to our allies, New Zealand’s geographical position is of huge (yet overlooked) significance.   Surely no-one could imagine that space-wise there is not a lot going on at present, with another probe just landed on Mars, three other spacecraft missions having encounters with asteroids, and … Read More

Radar-sensing albatrosses could become ‘patrollers of the Southern Ocean’ - News

John Kerr Jun 21, 2017

New technology which tracks how much time seabirds spend around fishing vessels could be recruited into the fight against illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean. The use of GPS trackers to chart the travels of wildlife is not exactly new, but developments in animal tracking now allow researchers to not only see where animals are, but also who else might … Read More

Recent NZ research from climate change to tussock | Journal of Hydrology (NZ): 50(2) - Waiology

Waiology Nov 24, 2011

By Daniel Collins For those of you who don’t receive New Zealand’s own hydrology journal, or for those who want to save some time, here’s an overview of this month’s edition — the journal’s 100th. 1. Barry Fahey (Landcare Research) et al. use their water balance model, WATYIELD, to assess whether tussock in Otago’s uplands can really intercept … Read More

Technology's Holy Trinity: Sex, bombs and burgers - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Feb 23, 2010

My former New Zealand Herald colleague, Peter Nowak, now firmly ensconced back in Toronto at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, has just published his first book and its based on an intriguing premise. Nowak has been poring over the annals of 20th century innovation and come to the conclusion that war, porn and fast food created a good deal of technology … Read More