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IT industry praises GNS databases - 22/07/2004

GNS has won industry recognition for creativity and innovation in the development and use of its geological databases.

BOP quake swarm tailing off, scientists say - 19/07/2004

Scientists monitoring the swarm of earthquakes in the Bay of Plenty say they appear to be tailing off.

GNS joins greenhouse gas technology group - 29/06/2004

Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (GNS) has formed a consortium with coal producer Solid Energy and electricity generator Genesis Power to investigate ways of burying carbon dioxide produced from the use of fossil fuels.

10.5 puts myth and fantasy ahead of facts - 03/06/2004

A mini-series screening on TV2 this weekend about a massive earthquake on the west coast of the United States contains a number of exaggerations and fallacies.

Pink dinosaur becomes global celebrity - 27/05/2004

The little pink mascot that suddenly appeared on the White Island volcano-cam this month has turned into a global phenomenon.

Natural hazard scientist wins Zonta award - 26/05/2004

A scientist who describes her work as a "dream job" has won the 2004 Zonta Science Award. Ursula Cochran says her investigations of past earthquakes, tsunamis, and climate events in New Zealand is the perfect job package.

Seismic stress may be changing under Wellington - 26/05/2004

Unusual surface movement measured in the hills behind Paekakariki over the past year could be linked to the recent swarm of earthquakes near Upper Hutt, scientists say.

NZ and US scientists probe East Coast history - 24/05/2004

American and New Zealand scientists have joined forces for a trailblazing study to understand the geological signals in sediment washed out from the Waiapu River on the North Island's east coast.

Gifted nuclear physicist left science legacy - 12/05/2004

Bernard O'Brien, a former director of the New Zealand Institute of Nuclear Sciences, has died in Sydney. He was 77. He was a gifted scientist who made a lasting contribution to earth sciences and nuclear physics in New Zealand.

Boo Boo fault part of a bigger hazards picture - 07/05/2004

The recently revealed Boo Boo Fault in Cook Strait is one of many thousands of bits of geological information that scientists use to calculate earthquake hazard throughout New Zealand.