The New Zealand Herald : Technology (14)

Space expert weighs in on 'ball of fire' in the skies over central New Zealand

An expert at Auckland's Stardome has weighed in on reports of a bright light shooting across the skies over New Zealand last night.Callers to Newstalk ZB described a "ball of fire" in the sky south-west of New Plymouth.Some people...

Exoplanet discovery: should we be excited about TRAPPIST-1?

Turns out it wasn't just dust on the telescope lens, Nasa astronomers have spotted seven Earth-size planets around a nearby star, some or all of which could harbour water and possibly life. Google has marked the Earth-shattering...

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: The AI baby that just grew up

If you cried while staring empathetically into the eyes of a giant ape in Sir Peter Jackson's remake of the movie King Kong , then you have experienced the incredible human expression research of Dr Mark Sagar. The Oscar winning...

Weird Science: Sea monster's ancient live birth

Scientists have just discovered the oldest documented case of live birth: that by a "terrible-headed lizard" that lived 250 million years ago.Professor Jonathan Aitchison of the University of Queensland, the author of a new study...

Overhaul of legislation on spy agencies to go ahead after Govt agrees to Labour's changes

An overhaul of the legislation governing the spy agencies is set to go ahead next month after the Government agreed to Labour's call for changes to ensure stronger safeguards before agencies can spy on New Zealanders.The Select...

Watch NZH Local Focus: Trendy little libraries for Huntly

It's all hands on deck at the Huntly Menzsheds.Volunteers are building six "little free libraries" for the Huntly community.The hope is that it will not only foster an interest in reading but also new friendships.Manager of...

Nasa discovers new solar system that could hold life

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius,...

Viral cyclist video 'was staged'

A viral video of a female cyclist 'taking revenge' on a catcalling van driver was staged, an eyewitness has claimed.It shows a van driver verbally abusing the woman before she later gets revenge by ripping the motorist's wing mirror...

Nasa discovers new solar systeml; could hold life

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life.This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius,...

Apple to open Steve Jobs-inspired ring-shaped campus in April

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' last public event in 2011 was a city council meeting in Cupertino, California, where he presented plans for a sprawling new campus with a spaceship-shaped building and tree-filled park. Apple announced...

Raybon Kan: It's the future - where robots mean business

Can you believe it's been six years? Clearly, Christchurch wasn't rebuilt in a day.I suppose the good people of Christchurch are shaking their heads In six years, somewhere like Dubai,...

Fulcrum expands across the Tasman

A Kiwi-founded tech company that helps businesses use their own data to improve their bottom line has expanded across the Tasman.Fulcrum's technology helps companies quickly extract data from their own systems and presents it in...

Woman has 100 surgeries for perfect Barbie body - and aims to have more

A surgery-obsessed woman who wants to become a "real-life Barbie" has undergone ever more extreme procedures to mirror the famous doll - and her parents aren't impressed. Pixee Fox, 26, has had more than 100 cosmetic surgeries -...

Behold Tiny Trumps: New memes showing the President in a smaller light are the latest to take the internet by storm

It is no secret Donald Trump feels strongly about his public perception.He has previously fired up publicly when he was mocked for having small hands and he slammed Saturday Night Live's impersonation of him as a "complete hit job".But...