Tiny chunks of plastic are in our skies and they may be helping cool the climate, according to research published in Nature.
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Scientists may have found a way to smell Covid-19 in addition to current tests, and a cough or sneeze.
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The free camp that encourages Māori and Pacific students to consider careers in science.
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We have partnered with The Spinoff online magazine and news site, to create a science page with lively-written science stories for The Spinoff’s young and engaged (and growing) audience.
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The new chief science adviser to the prime minister, Professor Juliet Gerrard, talks about diversity in science, the political hot potatoes, and what constitutes science.
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If the future is going to be powered by renewable energy, the world needs to get a lot better at dealing with one very precious element, the Materialise conference on sustainability in Wellington has heard.
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It’s natural to assume that the IT revolution will continue forward at a cracking pace, but what if there are limits on how much energy humanity can actually put towards it?
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Whether you’re mining bitcoin or Googling yourself, you’re creating a lot of heat somewhere.
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The MacDiarmid Institute has a long history of supporting sustained community engagement activities by our investigators, from the DiscoveryCamp programme for Māori and Pacific Island high school students that has been running since the Institute was founded, to the physics teachers’ workshops developed by Professor Michele Governale and Associate Professor Ben Ruck over the last three years.
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Harvard Professor and MacDiarmid Institute International Science Board member Dan Nocera talk at the Royal Society.
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DiscoveryCamp is a fun, hands-on programme designed for year 12 or 13 Māori and Pasifika secondary pupils with an interest in science.
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680 secondary school students came along to hear and be inspired by David Leigh in Christchurch - who also appeared on RNZ and was featured in an article about molecular machines by TheSpinoff.
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