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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Ironman’s Suit

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Ironman’s Suit

Associate Professor Catherine Whitby, MacDiarmid Institute Associate Investigator gives us her scientific take on Ironman's Suit

June 9, 2021

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Philote

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Philote

Dr Krista Steenbergen from Victoria University of Wellington gives us her scientific take on Philote from Enders Game.

May 28, 2021

Materials: Fact of Fiction - The Force

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Materials: Fact of Fiction - The Force

Geoffrey Weal, PhD student at the University of Otago gives us his scientific take on The Force From Star Wars.

May 14, 2021

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Turbinium

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Turbinium

Samuel Martín Treceño, Ph. D. Candidate gives us his scientific take on Total Recall's Turbinium.

April 30, 2021

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Back to the Future

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Back to the Future

Rodrigo Martinez Gazoni, Rutherford Postdoctoral fellow, gives us his scientific take on the Back to The Future movie franchise.

April 20, 2021

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Shipstone (Part 2)

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Shipstone (Part 2)

In Part 2, Bryan asks Chris, how much power might we be able to store in a battery?

April 9, 2021

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Shipstone (Part 1)

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Shipstone (Part 1)

Dr Chris Bumby, gives us his scientific take on Shipstone from the novel 'Friday' by Robert Heinlein.

April 7, 2021

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Rumplestiltskin

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Rumplestiltskin

Professor of Chemistry at the University of Auckland, Duncan McGillivray tries to work out how Rumpelstiltskin made straw into gold.

March 19, 2021

Materials: Fact or Fiction - The Stillsuit

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - The Stillsuit

MacDiarmid Institute Deputy Director, Associate Professor Geoff Willmott, gives us his scientific take on the stillsuit from Dune.

February 25, 2021

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Tenet

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Tenet

Professor Bill Williams explains the science behind time travel and entropy in Christopher Nolan's Tenet.

February 11, 2021

15 Minutes Smarter - Episode 3: It's the little things

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15 Minutes Smarter - Episode 3: It's the little things

Jono & Claire take a trip to the nanoscale where things get weird, and Dr Anna Garden shares her stoke...

December 17, 2020

Materials Fact or Fiction - Kryptonite

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Materials Fact or Fiction - Kryptonite

Professor Bill Williams, Principal Investigator gives us his scientific take on Kryptonite from DC Comics' Superman.

December 8, 2020

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