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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

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Mandalorian Iron

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Mandalorian Iron

Dr Catherine Whitby, Associate Investigator gives us her scientific take on Mandalorian Iron from Star Wars.

November 27, 2020

Using Tiwai's power to cut pollution from our internet searches

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Using Tiwai's power to cut pollution from our internet searches

Co-Director Nicola Gaston has creative suggestions for repurposing the renewable electricity Tiwai is abandoning.

November 24, 2020

Materials: Fact of Fiction - The Philosopher's Stone

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Materials: Fact of Fiction - The Philosopher's Stone

Dr Erin Leitao, Associate Investigator gives us her scientific take on The Philosopher's Stone from Harry Potter.

November 13, 2020

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