Science and technology
Pioneering audiology researcher honoured
9 June 2021
Professor of Speech Science and Head of the School of Psychology Suzanne Purdy has been named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Bill Denny becomes Knight Companion
8 June 2021
Distinguished Professor Bill Denny has been named a Knight Companion in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Inspired to build a better future
4 June 2021
Hanna Davidson has always been fascinated with building things and enjoys working with people: One day she hopes to combine the two and manage a major building or transport construction project.
Sisters study and graduate together
2 June 2021
Sisters Hannah Swinton and Clare Stanton both graduate with doctorates in clinical psychology and say sisterly support has been crucial to their success.
What the glove told the robot, underwater and on the other side of the world
27 May 2021
New Zealand and Croatian scientists have demonstrated how a gesture-capturing dive glove can communicate with a robot underwater, from opposite sides of the world.
Prestigious award for brain researcher
24 May 2021
Associate Professor of Psychology Eileen Lueders has been awarded a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation in Germany.
Kauri fightback: the scientists determined to control kauri dieback
23 May 2021
Feature: Progress is being made in the fight against kauri dieback. Anthony Doesburg meets researchers at the University determined to save the mighty native conifer.
Lessons from our Covid tracing app
19 May 2021
Opinion: One year on from the introduction of the NZ COVID Tracer app, Andrew Chen recaps what it does, whether it has worked, and what we could have done better.
Oldest case of conserved gene order discovered
18 May 2021
Scientists are reporting the oldest known case of conserved gene order.
Bioengineers break boundaries at TechWeek
18 May 2021
A remote monitoring device that can be inserted into the brains of people with hydrocephalus will be one of the cutting-edge areas of research presented in a panel discussion by researchers by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), as part of TechWeek 2021.
Novel interactive science kits sent out free to schools
12 May 2021
Kiwrious, an interactive learning technology that makes science fun, is being distributed to 35 schools in six different areas of New Zealand, at no cost to the schools.
What can we learn from a virtual placenta?
10 May 2021
Researchers at the University of Auckland are using mathematical modelling to create a virtual pregnancy, to better understand the placenta.