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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Unobtainium

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Unobtainium

Professor Nicola Gaston talks about the mineral Unobtainium in Avatar and the theoretical possibilities of solid hydrogen.

June 3, 2024

Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Batman - The Caped Crusader

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Batman - The Caped Crusader

Dr Rodrigo Martinez Gazoni chats about the scientific plausibility of Batman's cape and some of his other gadgets.

May 31, 2024

Sci Fi/Sci Fact: The Star Trek Tricorder

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: The Star Trek Tricorder

Dr Michel Nieuwoudt discusses whether we could develop a device that does everything the Star Trek tricorder can do.

May 29, 2024

Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Recreating Ringworld

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Recreating Ringworld

Professor Chris Bumby chats about the chances of us developing our own Ringworld, first created by author Larry Niven.

May 27, 2024

Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Venom and the Spiderman Symbiote

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Venom and the Spiderman Symbiote

Dr Paul Hume talks about symbiotes, such as the one that created lethal enemy Venom in the Spiderman franchise.

May 24, 2024

Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Badassium

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Badassium

Dr Krista Steenbergen talks about some of the superheavy elements being created in labs around the world.

May 22, 2024

Cleantech report companies and impact statements

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Cleantech report companies and impact statements

A list of all the companies and impact statements associated with the Cleantech report, which is available for download.

May 22, 2024

Potential of Cleantech sector highlighted in report released today

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Potential of Cleantech sector highlighted in report released today

A new report launched today has found that this country’s fast-growing Cleantech sector could become a high-value export earner.

May 22, 2024

Appointment of two new Independent Directors to the Institute's Governance Board

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Two new Independent Directors for the Institute's Governance Board

We welcome the appointment of two new Independent Directors to the MacDiarmid Institute Board: Marny Reakes and Blanche Morrogh.

May 21, 2024

Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Exoplanets

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Exoplanets

Associate Professor Jan Eldridge talks about exoplanets and the likelihood that some might be able to sustain life.

May 20, 2024

Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Tenet

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Tenet

Professor Bill Williams talks us through the science of time travel in Tenet, the 2020 sci-fi film by Christopher Nolan.

May 17, 2024

Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Corrodium

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Sci Fi/Sci Fact: Corrodium

Bill Jia discusses the chances of coming across something that could mutate living beings on the spot.

May 15, 2024

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