But… Is it the Internet of Things?

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 in Science, Technology & Society

Are you designing for the Internet of Things? Haiyan Zhang made a clever little website to help you know for sure: Is it the Internet of Things? Favourite questions: Does it stalk you? Is it the future? Did BERG make it?

Future fossils, and the impact of agriculture

Posted on Nov 4, 2012 in Animals & Plants & Stuff

Leaving our mark: Fossils of the future “[W]hat traces of human civilisation would future scientists find in the strata of the Anthropocene epoch? One feature of the fossil record we are creating for the basal Anthropocene strata is unlike any past geological transition. Millions of years from now, palaeontologists will likely excavate a disproportionately large […]

NZ merino lambs FTW

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 in Animals & Plants & Stuff

Seriously. Cute. These week-old merino lambs at Mangaiti Station had been separated from their mothers and were being raised in the Thompson family’s front garden. At this age they require bottle feeding several times a day, but when they’re ready to forage they’ll be returned to the flock.

Progress Report #4

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 in Animals & Plants & Stuff

The academic year has come to an end, and an exciting summer of research is just around the corner! Last month we went to Mangaiti Station, the North Island’s only merino stud breeder. It was the end of lambing season and, as you can see below, the weather was still a bit cold and some […]