Massey University

Slick, slim rail design to unclog city routes

(PhysOrg.com) -- A driverless, electric-powered light rail system designed to whisk commuters more efficiently around central Auckland (New Zealand) and across the harbour bridge could appeal to people who ...

Mar 11, 2010
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Marine reserves havens for large snapper

The new study led by scientists from Massey University's Coastal-Marine Research Group (CMRG) has estimated the effects of three Hauraki Gulf marine reserves on snapper, by comparing numbers of fish inside ...

Apr 01, 2014
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Bird molecules challenge to Moa's Ark theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- The so-called "Moa's Ark" theory - that New Zealand's animal and plant life has evolved largely untouched over 80 million years since the Gondwana supercontinent broke up - is being challenged ...

May 04, 2010
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Chilean biologist saving forests with frogs

(Phys.org)—Chilean biologist Virginia Moreno is besotted with frogs. So much so that she is taking on the might of the forestry industry to study one frog in particular – Chile's critically endangered ...

Oct 10, 2012
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Boaters need to be mindful of dolphins

Boaties heading out into the Hauraki Gulf over the summer need to take greater care in sharing the water, Massey researchers say, as they uncover the impact of collisions between vessels and marine mammals ...

Jan 31, 2014
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New research helps predict stock market

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from Massey University have developed a new way to predict stock markets that has been recognised with an award from New Zealand finance specialists.

Feb 20, 2009
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Scientists nail quail mystery

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Massey biology researcher has used DNA analysis to prove quail on Tiritiri Matangi Island are Australian and not remnants of an extinct New Zealand species.

Oct 23, 2009
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