A memorable display of the Southern Lights seen in the skies
over Dunedin last week could be repeated as early as this
evening, scientists say.
The University of Otago Brain Health Research Centre has
joined forces with the Otago Museum to offer a ''Brain
Awareness Week'' at the museum, starting on March 10.
An innovative electronic textbook project, led by University
of Otago academic Dr Erika Pearson, has sparked interest from
people in a dozen countries.
Adults wanting to try something a little different during
their next trip to the Otago Museum can learn more this week
about one of the world's most baffling maritime mysteries.
A series of talks by Otago Museum director Dr Ian Griffin is
boosting the museum's public profile.
This week's failure of the Southern District Health Board's
computer system is ''an opportunity disguised as a
disaster'', which the whole New Zealand health system can
learn from, Associate Prof Hank Wolfe says.
Powerful new diagnostic tests for early identification of
prostate cancer will be available within three to four years,
University of Otago researcher Dr Elspeth Gold predicts.
Books are still very much alive and well, judging from the
hundreds of people who swarmed into the Dunedin Public
Libraries' latest bargain sale yesterday.
By studying the microstructure of ice, University of Otago
scientists hope to gain new insights into the origin of
earthquakes, deep below the Southern Alps.
Three hundred primary school children will soon learn more
about a colonial era subsistence farm, thanks to a pilot
scheme backed by the Dunedin Amenities Society.
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