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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Turnabout Intruder

Jan Eldridge, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Auckland on the facts being the sci fi of the Star Trek mind swap episode - Turnabout Intruder.

Modified: Jul 26, 2021, 4:09 PM

Created: Jul 23, 2021, 10:29 AM
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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Jumbonium

Dr Nate Davis, Victoria University of Wellington Senior Lecturer gives his scientific take on Jumbonium from Futurama.

Modified: Jul 23, 2021, 10:38 AM

Created: Jul 6, 2021, 12:48 PM
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Materials: Fact or Fiction - The Death Star

PhD Student, Aleksandra Ilina from Victoria University of Wellington, gives us her scientific take on the Star Wars' Death Star.

Modified: Jul 9, 2021, 4:26 PM

Created: Jun 24, 2021, 11:52 AM
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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

Modified: Jun 25, 2021, 10:40 AM

Created: Jun 9, 2021, 5:17 PM
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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.

Modified: Jun 11, 2021, 10:26 AM

Created: May 28, 2021, 11:04 AM
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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.

Modified: May 28, 2021, 11:15 AM

Created: May 14, 2021, 10:35 AM
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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Mithril

Mithril from The Lord of the Rings is harder than steel yet lighter. Could Mithril actually exist in reality?

Modified: May 6, 2021, 12:00 PM

Created: May 6, 2021, 11:45 AM
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Materials: Fact or Fiction - Lightsabers

Lightsabers from Star Wars are the signature weapons for the Jedi Knights. But could these actually exist in reality?

Modified: May 5, 2021, 3:39 PM

Created: May 3, 2021, 2:31 PM
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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.

Modified: May 28, 2021, 11:14 AM

Created: Apr 30, 2021, 9:36 AM
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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?

Modified: Apr 20, 2021, 5:20 PM

Created: Apr 9, 2021, 11:24 AM
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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.

Modified: Apr 12, 2021, 1:33 PM

Created: Apr 7, 2021, 2:39 PM
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Responding to the challenge of Covid-19

2020 was an extraordinary year. Along with the rest of the world, we pivoted to find ways to best support our people through these times.

Modified: Apr 1, 2021, 1:58 PM

Created: Apr 1, 2021, 12:27 PM
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