Science and technology
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.
AI for good
18 June 2019
The Government is investing millions of dollars in the University of Auckland to help understand and unlock the power of artificial intelligence (AI).
A clean solution to the greenhouse gases we aren’t yet talking about
6 June 2019
Dr Saeid Baroutian has developed a clean green solution to the problem of anaesthetic waste, the greenhouse gases we aren’t yet talking about.
Changing horticulture and healthcare, with robotic technologies
6 June 2019
Professor Bruce MacDonald of the Faculty of Engineering has been named a finalist in this year’s KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Award, for revolutionising horticulture and healthcare with cutting edge robotic technologies.
Marine research reveals powers of invisibility
28 May 2019
Living in the clear waters of the open ocean is a perilous business when you are a small swimming organism because there is nowhere to hide.
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.