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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Magic Wands

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Magic Wands

Principal Investigator Dr Natalie Plank discusses if magic wands could scientifically exist.

April 30, 2022

Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Star Trek: Turnabout Intruder

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Star Trek: Turnabout Intruder

Associate Professor Jan Eldridge on the Star Trek mind-swap episode - Turnabout Intruder.

April 28, 2022

Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Dragonriders of Pern

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Dragonriders of Pern

Professor Nicola Gaston talks about Dragonriders of Pern, the science fantasy series.

April 28, 2022

Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Brothers Grimm: Rumplestiltskin

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Brothers Grimm: Rumplestiltskin

Professor Duncan McGillivray tries to work out how Rumpelstiltskin made straw into gold.

April 11, 2022

Biolin Scientific episode 25 with Dr Jenny Malmström

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Biolin Scientific episode 25 with Dr Jenny Malmström

Principal Investigator Associate Professor Jenny Malmström talks to Biolin Scientific about technologies and methods used in a Biointerfaces lab.

April 5, 2022

Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Dune: Stillsuit

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Dune: Stillsuit

Principal Investigator, Associate Professor Geoff Willmott on the stillsuits from Dune; the water-saving suit.

April 4, 2022

Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Lord of The Rings: Mithril

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Lord of The Rings: Mithril

Dr Chris Bumby regales Bryan with scientific tales of Mithril from Lord of the Rings.

April 1, 2022

Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Star Wars: Mandalorian Iron

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Star Wars: Mandalorian Iron

Massey University's Associate Professor Catherine Whitby talk about Mandalorian Iron from Star Wars.

March 19, 2022

Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Star Wars: Lightsabers

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Star Wars: Lightsabers

Professor Justin Hodgkiss talks about the scientific feasibility of Star Wars' lightsabers.

March 14, 2022

Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Futurama: Jumbonium

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Futurama: Jumbonium

Dr Nate Davis, explains Jumbonium as: a tennis-ball-sized atom with the electrons orbiting.

March 9, 2022

Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Marvel: Ironman's Suit

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Marvel: Ironman's Suit

Dr Catherine Whitby, said self-repairing materials like the Ironman Suit are kind of the "holy grail" for scientists.

January 7, 2022

Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Santa: How does he do it?

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Santa: How does he do it?

Associate Professor JJ Eldridge at the University of Auckland gives her take on the science behind Santa.

December 24, 2021

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