Success stories

3D printing a new way of life for amputees

Artificial limbs are running hot off the press at Victoria University’s School of Design in Wellington – the 3D printing press that is.

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Kiwi wine tech shakes up industry

It all began with a Masters university assignment to commercialise technology designed to age bananas.

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Smart healing gels

Otago University researchers have developed a smart gel that could improve the healing process of patients recovering from sinus surgery.

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Bellbirds return after a century

The melodic song of bellbirds has returned to the Hamilton region after a 120-year absence.

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Online map to understand our soils

Farmers and land managers wanting a better understanding of the soils that underpin New Zealand’s economy, land use and ecology will now have access to an online tool developed by Landcare scientists.

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Strange liquids

Strange liquids are fascinating. Scientists like Dr Michael Walmsley from the University of Waikato are studying different fluid properties.

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Innovative new social app helps people make positive lifestyle changes

New Zealanders wanting to break health-limiting habits like smoking or excessive drinking can now use a free web and mobile application called Goalpost.

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Healthcare robots could change lives

Ground-breaking research into healthcare robotics could change the lives of our ageing population and create new export opportunities for a range of New Zealand companies.

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MSBird tracking goes high-tech

A new type of GPS tracking system, being developed in New Zealand, is set to revolutionise the conservation of native birds and endangered animals.

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Getting titanium out of a stone

Turning a greyish, shiny, coal-like piece of rock into a replacement bone, dive mask fitting, weapon silencer or arrow-tip shaped guitar tuning key isn’t something just anybody can do.

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