Science and technology
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.
Unravelling the mystery of hydrocarbon-producing algae
11 April 2019
Associate Professor Jane Allison is part of an international team awarded US$1.2 million to investigate hydro-producing algae
We need to re-think our volcanic hazard maps – new study
11 April 2019
The deadly cloud of gases, ash and rock particles emitted by an erupting volcano could spread much further than previously thought.
‘Plankton to poo’ study finds whales stick to favourite foods
2 April 2019
Genetic analysis of the poo of a population of Bryde’s whales shows the mammals are not very flexible in their eating habits.
Major funding grant to investigate the diabetic heart
2 April 2019
Dr Kenneth Tran from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute has just been awarded $150,000 from the Health Research Council’s Explorer Grant to investigate why cardiovascular complications are the leading cause of death in people with type 2 diabetes.
Professors honoured as engineering leaders
1 April 2019
Four Faculty of Engineering Professors have received Engineering New Zealand honours this week.
169 islands that could help stem extinction crisis – NZ on list
28 March 2019
Scientists, researchers and conservationists have drawn up a list of 107 islands that could help stem the extinction crisis and New Zealand has five on the list.
A very real achievement in virtual reality
27 March 2019
Professor Mark Billinghurst receives global recognition for his contribution to human-computer interaction for augmented and virtual reality.
How and why the Faculty of Engineering is appealing to the girls
26 March 2019
The Faculty of Engineering want to increase the number of women studying engineering at the University from 27% to 33%, and has recently developed a number of industry partnerships to help it do so.