Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:50:00 +1200Fish not only have lifelong relationships and intricate dating rituals, they also use tools, hunt in tandem and punish wrongdoers, says Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:45:00 +1200Dr Chris Smith of The Naked Scientists looks at a way to fight the flu virus using a colourful Indian frog and a super bandage that encourages wounds to heal way faster.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:35:00 +1200In Norway, the world's first electric car ferry is operating successfully and a whole fleet of more eco-friendly vessels is on its way. Now low-emission, plug-in ferries could be a viable option for the Cook Strait crossing, too.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:25:00 +1200Arabic is a badly under-represented language online. Now a local project wants NZ to become a 'digital Switzerland' and make Arabic academic material easier for students and teachers to find, access and share.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:15:00 +1200Amateur marathon sleuth Derek Murphy is using publicly available data and social media to bust the running cheats.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:01:00 +1200The marathon detective, boosting Arabic online, Norway's electric ferry fleet, fighting flu with frogs, and fish have feelings too.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:55:00 +1200As well as littering this planet with lots of rubbish, we're now filling space with debris, too. Dr Jason Held of Saber Astronautics thinks he might have found an answer.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:50:00 +1200Professor Peko Hosoi from MIT has made a 'tree on a chip' to help power the robots of the future.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:35:00 +1200The idea that a piece of content has 'gone viral' has become a badge of honour for its creators. But can you really catch a good meme like you catch a cold? Derek Thompson looks at online popularity.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:15:00 +1200Can you imagine learning to ride a bike as an adult? A group of refugees and new migrants did just that at a recent women's cycling day in Wellington.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:01:00 +1200Learning to ride a bike, going viral, a 'tree on a chip' to power robots, and solving the space junk challenge.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:50:00 +1200Taking penicillin when pregnant could alter the brain chemistry of your offspring; and scientists have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-sized planet about 40 light years away.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:40:00 +1200We go on a walk with Christine O'Sullivan - who has multiple sclerosis - to check out the Alinker, a kind of standing bicycle that you propel using your feet.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:30:00 +1200Unlimited mobile broadband plans come to NZ, but there are a few fish hooks you need to be aware of; and some big telcos are selling our mobile data for use by tourist attractions and retailers.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:15:00 +1200Attention - getting it, keeping it, getting it back again - is now the basis of a massive global industry. Columbia University professor Tim Wu looks at the workings of the 'attention merchants'.
Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:01:00 +1200The Attention Merchants, selling your mobile data, the walking bike that's changing lives, and taking penicillin while pregnant: are there risks?
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:50:00 +1300Changes in the the earth's magnetic field have scientists wondering what's going on. We know that in the past, south was north and north was south. Now there are reports that patches of the earth's magnetic field deep under the earth's crust are weakening and even reversing, and that's intriguing geophysicists like Professor John Tarduno.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:40:00 +1300Self-driving trucks are now being tested in several US states. The autonomous transport method's just been identified as one of the top ten breakthrough technologies by MIT's Technology Review and David Freedman has been reviewing how far away driverless trucks are from becoming widely adopted.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:30:00 +1300Since the success of the Velib in Paris 10 years ago, bike sharing schemes are now up and running in about one thousand places worldwide. We've got a round up of the ones that flopped and the ones that rocked with Patrick Collinson of The Guardian.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:15:00 +1300The Folding Goldies are a bike gang with a difference: all you need is a Gold Card for a free train ride, a bike (ideally a folding one) and some free time. Every few weeks they hit the rails and the trails around Wellington and we join them for a ride.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:01:00 +1300A different kind of bike gang, bike sharing schemes, self driving trucks and is the earth's magnetic field reversing?
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:55:00 +1300Dr Chris Smith of The Naked Scientists on a discovery by a team of Australian researchers which has found that the venom of one of the world's most dangerous spiders can protect brain cells after a stroke.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:50:00 +1300Riffle shuffle or overhand? What's the best way to shuffle playing cards? Professor Graham Kendall is a mathematician studying blackjack, roulette...and packs of cards.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:35:00 +1300Simple radio technology - previously used to track kiwis in the wild - is helping tackle the problem of people with dementia getting disoriented and lost.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:25:00 +1300Some cool applications for VR technology in art and filmmaking; Google wants you to share your location data with you friends; and a new concert subscription service is dubbed "Netflix for live music".
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:15:00 +1300From Cape Reinga to Bluff, electricity does the same thing whenever and wherever it comes out the plug. So how do you decide who to buy it from? George Block from consumer.org.nz's been looking at New Zealand's increasingly crowded electricity market and whether greater competition is translating into better deals for consumers.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:01:00 +1300Selling power to the people, a Netflix for live music, tracking dementia patients, the best way to shuffle cards, and could spider venom help stroke recovery?