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Going bio: the next frontier in 3D and 4D printing

October 18th, 2017
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The worlds of 3D printing and biopolymers, such as protein, lignin, cellulose, hemicellulose and so on, are colliding, bringing about a new evolution of additive manufacturing where 3D objects are created by adding material layer on layer, according to a recent article in Scion’s Connections newsletter.
 

High honour for Lincoln Agritech Ltd scientist

October 18th, 2017
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A Lincoln Agritech scientist who invented a new technique to measure water distribution in timber as well as other pioneering work in electronic engineering was honoured by the Royal Society Te ApÄrangi last week.
 

NZ could meet greenhouse gas emissions target naturally

October 18th, 2017
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Nature could cost-effectively[1] deliver over a third (37%) of greenhouse gas emissions reductions required by 2030 to prevent dangerous levels of global warming, according to a new study published by scientists from global conservation organisation The Nature Conservancy and 15 other institutions.[2] This is equivalent to a complete stop on the burning of oil, worldwide.

Promoters of global responsible forestry gather in Vancouver

October 18th, 2017
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 Setting the course for the next three years of global responsible forest management, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has begun its week-long triennial General Assembly in Vancouver.
 

Virtual reality technology for forestry yield

October 18th, 2017
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 What if forestry yield estimates could be calculated sitting in front of a computer using Virtual Reality (VR) technology, rather than going out into the field? A FWPA funded project looking into exactly that has recently been profiled in the Brazilian forestry publication Referência Florestal Magazine.
 

Keep beer cold with wood and wool chilly bin

October 18th, 2017
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Styrofoam, the common name for the more accurately called expanded polystyrene, is used in a huge variety of applications, from consumer packaging to industrial transport, and like the rest of the plastics family, is both insanely useful and 

Money can’t buy me love, but you can put a price on a tree

October 11th, 2017
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For those not keen on this industry over-egging the relevance of ‘climate change’, a dose of academically controlled environmental accountancy might persuade them the value of forests over and above  counting 26 year old stalks according to this new report in The Conversation:
 

Lasers from above to zap weeds causing billion-dollar headache

October 11th, 2017
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Drone-mounted lasers could be used to zap weeds that are posing a billion-dollar problem for New Zealand agriculture, AgResearch scientists say.
 

John Deere adds new forwarder to line-up

October 11th, 2017
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John Deere has announced the latest addition to its forwarder line-up, the 1910G Forwarder. The largest model in the John Deere forwarder line, the 1910G offers operators the power and efficiency needed to tackle tough jobs, even on difficult terrain. 

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