New Zealanders' lacklustre Covid-19 tracer app use means contact tracers would not be able to do their job properly if an outbreak occurred today. The number of daily scans - QR code and manual entries - has fallen since its peak of 2.5 million in September to around 500,000 in recent weeks. University of Auckland research fellow with Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures Dr Andrew Chen says the numbers are not sufficient enough.
Bluetooth comes to Covid Tracer app - Expert Reaction
A new version of the the NZ COVID Tracer app will be launched on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store late Thursday. The functionality is provided by the Google and Apple Exposure Notification Framework, which most Android devices and iPhones already support. The Ministry of Health says pe
A journey towards health, in the palm of your hand
A journey towards health, in the palm of your hand - HEALTHIER LIVES NSC ARTICLE Imagine going to your doctor and coming away not with a prescription for pharmaceuticals – but for an app to download to your phone. This is a scenario that’s in the not-too-distant future, in particular for our Māori and Pacific communities, if a new project that’s part of the Healthier Lives He Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge achieves its objective.
Links for digital technologies / Useful websites / Welcome to Technology Online - Technology Online
Links for digital technologies - TKI WEBSITE LIST Digital technologies in the technology learning area – links to explore! This page provides tables with links to some useful digital technologies resources suggested by teachers. Select the images in the tables to view information about the links.
New Study Brings Antarctic Ice Loss Into Sharper Focus
A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean.
Integrating digital technologies across the curriculum - CORE VIDEO. CORE facilitator Katrina Laurie describes the connection between digital fluency and the digital technologies curriculum. Teachers are thinking about how they are developing students to become creators rather than consumers of the technology, creating and designing digital solutions in the form of robotics, coding, programming and automation.
Melanoma spread pattern model
Hayley Reynolds, from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, is developing a computerised 3D model of the body that will help doctors predict where a patient’s cancerous melanoma cells are more likely to spread. Melanoma develops in skin cells, but can metastasise (spread) from the skin to other sites in the body. Unfortunately, once melanoma has spread, there is not yet any reliable cure.
In science, a model is a representation of an idea, an object or even a process or a system that is used to describe and explain phenomena that cannot be experienced directly. Models are central to what scientists do, both in their research as well as when communicating their explanations.
New Zealand's Next Top Model
A small group of Kiwi scientists is attempting to construct the ultimate crystal ball—a mathematical model of the Earth’s natural systems so intricate that it can predict the behaviour of our atmosphere, land and seas, human industry and biological production, far into the future. Behold, the New Zealand Earth System Model—the most nuanced and complex description of our region’s functions ever devised.
Climate affects our lives, and it will continue to affect our future. But how do we know what might change over time? Scientists often use models to represent and test ideas and processes. A global climate model (GCM) is a model of how the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, land surfaces and sea ice interact to affect the climate.
Gaming for learning
Serious gaming is growing in appeal across the education sector. This article explores gaming as a tool for learning, using the Aqua Republica Eco Challenge 2016 as an example.
Measuring humidity and temperature with a Raspberry Pi
We know that cold, damp homes are not good for our health, as explained in the article Damp homes and health risks. Ventilation is often recommended as a way to prevent dampness from accumulating. In this activity, students use electronic components to measure temperature and humidity levels in homes modelled from ice cream containers. They use data from the sensors to determine whether ventilation helps to reduce dampness.