Dotterels doing well post-Rena

(Phys.org) —Monitoring shows the population of rare New Zealand dotterels captured during the Rena oil spill has recovered well from the event.

Researchers create world's smallest reaction chamber

The world's smallest reaction chamber, with a mixing volume measured in femtolitres (million billionths of a litre), can be used to study the kind of speedy, nanoscale biochemical reactions that take place inside individual ...

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 mountain frog, Telmatobufo ...

Eruption's agricultural risk analysed

(Phys.org) -- Massey University researchers say ash from this week’s Mt Tongariro eruption poses no great human health or agricultural threat.

Spider guitar dazzles with style and sound (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) -- Massey University mechatronics professor Olaf Diegel made his dream come true when he created a series of colourful 3D-printed electric guitars with latticed bodies adorned with spiders and butterflies.  

Fair trade coffee - good for cafes and growers

While fair trade coffee results in more money in the pockets of coffee growers in developing countries, it can also bring better returns for cafés here in New Zealand.

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