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Eavesdropping in Cook Strait

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:07:00 +1300

Whales, dolphins, earthquakes and boats are some of the sounds that make the underwater world of Cook Strait a noisy place.

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Master listeners

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:06:00 +1300

In a democratic society striving to give everyone a voice, have we lost the ability to listen?

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Prime Minister's Science Prize 2016 - the Dunedin Study

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:06:00 +1300

The University of Otago team behind the long-running Dunedin Study has won the 2016 Prime Minister's Science Prize.

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Prime Minister's Science Communication Prize 2016 - Rebecca Priestley

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:05:00 +1300

A science writer who says that science communication is an important way of enabling democracy, has won the 2016 Prime Minister's Science Media Communication Prize.

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Tracking kākāpō the smart way

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:04:00 +1300

Smart electronic transmitters are revolutionising the way Department of Conservation rangers keep track of kākāpō.

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Breaking Babel

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:07:00 +1300

In a city as culturally diverse as Auckland, how is the Kiwi accent changing and evolving?

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Catalyst - from corn to plastic

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 21:06:00 +1300

Chemist Sally Brooker is developing a catalyst that could be used to produce biodegradable plastic from corn.

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Reading between the vines

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:07:00 +1300

Drones - or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - can get a bad rap, but they can now generate meaningful data for a range of different industries.

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Proof - the physics of creating a gas droplet

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:06:00 +1300

New Zealand physicists developed a theory about ultra cold gas 'droplets' that was proved in an experiment in Germany.

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Haven - the story of a tropical seabird island

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:06:00 +1300

A visit to tropical Cousin Island in the Seychelles reveals that predator-free islands the world over are a haven for wildlife.

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