Science and technology
Artificial intelligence: should we fear it or love it?
24 July 2019
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently generating high expectations and intense debate over issues such as the future of work, inherent bias and military application.
Extinction of a native freshwater fish – will history repeat?
23 July 2019
It is the only known New Zealand freshwater fish to have gone extinct but the speed at which upokororo disappeared forever has remained something of a puzzle.
From chicken feathers to fire retardant
23 July 2019
Researchers at the Faculty of Engineering have developed a way to turn chicken feathers into a high performing fire retardant.
Who really won the US-Soviet space race?
19 July 2019
Opinion: Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon, but if we define ‘space race’ by spaceflight capability, the Soviets won hands down, writes Jennifer Frost.
Auckland student takes lawn bowls to millions
15 July 2019
No one would have anticipated a lawn bowls tournament to be the next success story to emerge from the University of Auckland’s entrepreneurship hub. Except, that is, for PhD student Rebecca Jelley.
12 July 2019
What happens when you combine some of New Zealand’s best and brightest scientists with primary age children who have a thirst for learning and an innate love for the physical and natural world?
Encouraging students to stick with the STEM subjects
11 July 2019
Almost 100 year 9 and 10 students in the Waikato region got up close and personal with researchers from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute on Innovation Day this week.
VR game simulates quake to help children stay safe
11 July 2019
A virtual reality game that could save lives during an earthquake has won the education category of the University of Auckland’s 2019 Velocity Challenge.
Māori working with and for Māori in health research, and for better vision
10 July 2019
Dr Jason Turuwhenua of the ABI has successfully led a trial that builds a new model of engagement for researchers working with Māori and Pacific communities.
Tiny rings of crystal used to change the colour of laser light
9 July 2019
A breakthrough could pave the way for low-cost and energy efficient sources of widely-tuneable laser light.
Mātauranga Māori essential in dealing with sexual violence issues
5 July 2019
Opinion: Dr Jade Le Grice says traditional Māori knowledge and processes are the key to addressing issues of sexual violence in communities.
Kiwis pilot maggot farm in India to process waste
26 June 2019
A Kiwi venture which uses maggots to process waste into fertiliser and chicken feed has set up its first treatment plant in India.