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Materials: Fact or Fiction - The Invisibility Cloak

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - The Invisibility Cloak

MacDiarmid Institute Postdoctoral Fellow Colm Healy gives his scientific take on the Invisibility Cloak from Harry Potter.

September 18, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Vibranium

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Vibranium

Dr Krista Steenbergen discusses the science behind Vibranium from the Marvel Comics on RNZ Nights with Bryan Crump.

September 8, 2020

15 Minutes Smarter - Episode 2: Alternative Energy

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15 Minutes Smarter - Episode 2: Alternative Energy

Claire and Jono talk about what energy is, how coal is renewable if you are just prepared to wait, and...

August 31, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Nth Metal

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Nth Metal

Professor Penny Brothers discusses the science behind Nth Metal from the DC Comics on RNZ Nights with Bryan Crump

August 21, 2020

Ambitious proposals for surplus electricity once Tiwai closes

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Ambitious proposals for surplus electricity once Tiwai closes

Professors Sally Brooker and David Williams discuss options for using surplus electricity at the Manapouri power station.

August 11, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Wildfire

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Wildfire

Science journalist Kit Chapman discusses the science behind Wildfire from Game of Thrones on RNZ's Nights with Bryan Crump.

August 7, 2020

National New Energy Centre opens in Taranaki

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National New Energy Centre opens in Taranaki

A long awaited new energy centre has been officially opened in Taranaki.

July 28, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Tricorder

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Tricorder

Dr Michel Nieuwoudt discusses the science behind Tricorder on RNZ Nights with Bryan Crump.

July 27, 2020

15 Minutes Smarter - Episode 1: Not Immaterial

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15 Minutes Smarter - Episode 1: Not Immaterial

Jono and Claire discuss the importance of materials since the start of civilisation.

July 16, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - The Subtle Knife

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - The Subtle Knife

On RNZ Nights with Bryan Crump, Dr Mike Price discusses the science behind the Subtle Knife.

July 10, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Flubber

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Flubber

Dr Nate Davis discusses the science behind Flubber on RNZ Nights with Bryan Crump.

June 26, 2020

Materials: Fact or Fiction - Neutronium

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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Neutronium

Associate Professor JJ Eldridge discusses the science behind Neutronium from Star Wars, Star Trek and the Marvel Comics.

June 12, 2020

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