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Meet the people taking science to the marketplace

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Meet the people taking science to the marketplace

For New Zealand scientists trying to solve big-picture problems, turning them into commercial businesses is often an afterthought.

September 28, 2023

Bailout, Band-Aid or back to basics? 3 questions NZ’s university funding review must ask

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Bailout, Band-Aid or back to basics? NZ’s university funding review

Professor Nicola Gaston is calling for a rethink of how we fund and operate our universities and research institutes.

June 28, 2023

New Zealand researchers use world-first technology to discover how melanin protects skin from UV radiation

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NZ researchers use world-first tech to discover how melanin protects skin

NZ researchers have used world-first tech to discover how melanin protects the skin from UV radiation, findings could lead to...

October 17, 2022

World-first NZ technology enables researchers to discover the secrets of how melanin protects skin from UV radiation

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Researchers discover the secrets of how melanin protects skin from UV radiation

World-first NZ technology enables researchers to discover the secrets of how melanin protects skin from UV radiation.

October 11, 2022

The science camp breaking down the barriers for Māori and Pasifika students

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The science camp breaking down the barriers for Māori and Pasifika students

Diversity in academia is essential to expanding our knowledge systems and getting better outcomes for communities.

September 13, 2022

RNZ’s Our Changing World: Revolutionising Ammonia Production

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RNZ’s Our Changing World: Revolutionising Ammonia Production

Associate Investigator, Associate Professor Franck Natali on the Breakthrough Energy Fellowship enabling his team to research reducing the energy cost...

April 5, 2022

Whakarewarewa Living Village and the MacDiarmid Institute to restore the health of culturally significant stream

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Restoring the health of a culturally significant stream

Whakarewarewa Living Village is looking to restore the health of the stream which flows through the Village, with help...

April 5, 2022

Covid immunity testing could be coming to a pharmacy near you

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Covid immunity testing could be coming to a pharmacy near you

Affiliated start-up, Orbis Diagnostics is starting as a two-month pilot where people can find out their COVID immunity level.

April 5, 2022

Pandemic disruption to PhD research is bad for society and the economy – but there are solutions

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Pandemic disruption to PhD research is bad for society and the economy

Every year thousands of students enrol in PhD degrees at universities in New Zealand, and the government funds their degrees...

January 19, 2022

RNZ Nights' Sci Fi / Sci Fact

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RNZ Nights' Sci Fi / Sci Fact

Sci Fi / Sci Fact is a new RNZ podcast where a MacDiarmid Institute researcher takes an idea from pop...

December 6, 2021

NZ in the box seat on hydrogen

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NZ in the box seat on hydrogen

Principal Investigator, Sally Brooker writes about how New Zealand can take advantage of making green hydrogen to produce commodity...

November 19, 2021

NZ could lead the charge as interest grows in green hydrogen

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NZ could lead the charge as interest grows in green hydrogen

NZ could lead the charge as interest grows in green hydrogen as plans are underway to build the world’s largest...

October 25, 2021

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