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RadioNZ Nights' Materials: Fact or Fiction

13 March, 2020

'Materials: Fact or Fiction' is a new series on RNZ Nights in collaboration with the MacDiarmid Institute where an idea is taken from fiction to see how it stands up to scientific scrutiny.

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Axonite

Professor Bill Williams, MacDiarmid Institute Principal Investigator and Professor in Biophysics and Soft Matter at Massey University discusses Axonite from Dr Who - A 'thinking' material that can replicate any substance and spreads itself across the cosmos to feed itself.

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March 5, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Unobtanium

In this episode, Associate Professor Nicola Gaston, Co-Director of the MacDiarmid Institute, talks to Bryan Crump about unobtanium, most recently the plot device behind the movie Avatar although it's had other outings in science fiction pop culture. 

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February 20, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Lightsabers

In this episode, Professor Justin Hodgkiss, Co-Director of the MacDiarmid Institute, talks to Bryan Crump and gives his take on lightsabers. 

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January 30, 2020

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