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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

Materials Fact or Fiction - The Black Hole in Interstellar

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Materials Fact or Fiction - The Black Hole in Interstellar

Professor Richard Easther gives us his scientific take on the Black Hole from the movie Interstellar.

October 30, 2020

Materials Fact or Fiction - Octiron

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Materials Fact or Fiction - Octiron

MacDiarmid Institute PhD Student Kate Andrew gives their scientific take on Octiron from The Discworld Series.

October 16, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Baakonite

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Baakonite

Duncan McGillivray, Principal Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute gives us his scientific take on Baakonite from Star Trek.

October 2, 2020

Dr Eldon Tate's silver bullet against bacteria

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Dr Eldon Tate's silver bullet against bacteria

Dr Eldon Tate went on RNZ's Saturday Morning to talk about how Inhibit Coatings is developing anti-microbial coatings for surfaces.

September 29, 2020

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