Science and technology
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
4 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.
Young ecologists discover fearsome predator of NZ’s tiniest bird
25 June 2019
Two University of Auckland PhD students have discovered New Zealand’s smallest bird has a fearsome predator, the long-tailed cuckoo, something scientists hadn’t known until now.
Making food safe using pressure instead of heat
24 June 2019
Sixteen years of research at the Faculty of Engineering has come to fruition and could change the way we pasteurise food, keeping it safe but fresher and better for us.
Vinyl, virtual lungs and 3D printing feature in Winter Week public lectures
24 June 2019
From virtual lungs to a surge in the popularity of vinyl, Winter Week on Campus once again opens a fascinating window into the world-class research taking place at the University of Auckland.
Now everyone can read subtitles, whenever they want
19 June 2019
A new technology developed by ABI researchers allows the hearing-impaired to watch a movie at whatever cinema they like, whenever they want to.