Science and technology
What lies beneath: is this the new asbestos?
24 September 2020
Opinion: Jennifer Salmond and Martin Brook write about their research into risks posed by the toxic mineral erionite and the safe management of disturbed deposits.
AI evokes both excitement and fear
23 September 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to make improvements to our lives in many ways, including enhancing efficiencies in the workplace, generating productivity gains and having a positive impact on our wellbeing.
'Fishing' app designed to empower healthcare workers in Uganda wins major award
21 September 2020
Kiara Miller of the ABI, and fellow interns on an Engineering World Health (EWH) have won first place in this year's EWH Design Competition for students for their app that empowers healthcare workers in Uganda.
Let there be light: Rainbow Machine wins gold
15 September 2020
A team of staff and alumni from the University of Auckland, who met as students at the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI) has been awarded the Good Design Australia Gold Award.
ABI and CAI work together to show their arty-science side
10 September 2020
Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) are showing their ‘arty’ side in the New Zealand gallery in Ars Electronica, an international interactive festival in cyberspace, in collaboration with the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI).
NZ’s most celebrated mathematician dies
9 September 2020
New Zealand’s most celebrated mathematician, Sir Vaughan Jones, the only New Zealander to be awarded the maths equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal, has died aged 67.
How technology could be a real leveller
28 August 2020
Opinion: Mohsen Mohammadzadeh argues that we need national ‘soft infrastructure’ to reduce technology inequities that have been revealed during the pandemic.
‘Lab in a pocket’ awakens young minds to the world around them, making scientific inquiry fun
28 August 2020
Researchers at the ABI have created a low cost, ‘lab in the pocket’ to spark and nurture a scientifically inquiring mind by allowing them to take scientific measurements of the world around and within them.
University researchers answering the call for innovation acceleration in Covid response
26 August 2020
Seven projects from the University of Auckland have been awarded funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Covid-19 Innovation Acceleration Fund.
A message for our scientists
25 August 2020
Opinion: Our scientists are constantly fighting campaigns of misinformation. This should not be their job, writes Neal Curtis, who takes his hat off to them.
Tracking re-invasion of mice on offshore havens
19 August 2020
Scientists are highlighting the importance of biosecurity after a study shows how easily pests can re-invade islands.
Giving the hard robots a soft touch
6 August 2020
Robots are good at welding, packaging and assembling cars, but creating robots that have the sensitivity of a human hand remains a challenge, one that Dr Samuel Rosset and his team at the ABI aims to address.