Science and technology
Easing pain for amputees proves a winner
23 May 2019
A pair of University of Auckland engineering students have wowed judges at TechWeek with their pitch for pain-free prosthetics for amputees.
Predator Free New Zealand – are we dreaming?
20 May 2019
Uncertainty, conflicts, and inadequate planning could hamper progress towards a predator free New Zealand, meaning it is critical to prepare for future scenarios now.
NASA dream comes true for engineering student
15 May 2019
University of Auckland Engineering PhD student, Hammond Pearce, is one of only four students nationwide to receive the inaugural New Zealand Space Scholarship to intern at NASA in the United States.
An app, to quickly diagnose brain injury, including mild brain injury
8 May 2019
Dr Vickie Shim, of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, aims to develop an App to quickly diagnose if a knock to the head could have long-term health consequences.
Young leaders awarded Kupe Leadership Scholarships
2 May 2019
Fourteen of the nation’s young leaders have been recognised with prestigious postgraduate scholarships to support them in making a meaningful contribution in their chosen fields.
University of Auckland student graduates at just 17
1 May 2019
At just 17, Tristan Pang from the University of Auckland is one of New Zealand's youngest-ever graduates.
Graduate inspired by late father
30 April 2019
Grace Jessup was encouraged by her seriously ill father to attend university, but sadly he didn’t make it to see her graduate this week.
Quantum computing: public lecture series
29 April 2019
A public lecture series at the University of Auckland looks at quantum computers, what they are and how they challenge almost everything we know about computing.
Soothing international disputes with science diplomacy
23 April 2019
High-flying Washington-based science diplomat Dr Vaughan Turekian spoke to Kim Hill on RNZ while in Auckland for the Liggins Institute-hosted Gluckman Symposium.
Taxonomy - the neglected science of discovery
22 April 2019
Opinion: Taxonomy is crucial to future conservation, biosecurity and innovation, but is in danger of demise through neglect and underfunding argues Tom Saunders.
Tips for protection from online scams
18 April 2019
Opinion: New Zealand needs a fully resourced nationally coordinated service to combat the growing problem of online scams, argues Dr Rizwan Asghar.
Why the black hole photo is such a big deal
12 April 2019
Opinion: The human story of research behind the scenes of the world’s first ever image of a black hole is in itself amazing, writes astrophysicist Dr JJ Eldridge.