Falling home ownership to hit older people hard

A future in which older people are homeless or living in cars and garages lies ahead if nothing is done to avert the rapid decline in home ownership, says a Massey University expert in healthy ageing.

Lahar awareness research will help save lives

Many skiers and snowboarders on Mt Ruapehu do not know how to get to safety if a potentially deadly lahar came rampaging down the mountainside, research from Massey graduate Leleiga Taito shows.

Crystal frameworks hold potential to deter pollution

Chemists at Massey University have created a hybrid crystal framework, which has the potential for applications in vehicle fuel storage, carbon dioxide removal from smokestacks and drug delivery.

Weird mathematical method holds up to testing

Twenty-two years after it was first proposed, mathematicians from Massey University, New Zealand, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway and La Trobe University, Australia have demonstrated why an unconventional ...

Report dishes the dirt on world soil health

Massey University has contributed to a report issued by the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils, stating that the world's soils are at best only in fair condition and in some areas are very poor.

Sensor detects toxins leaching from plastic

Engineers from Massey University have developed a highly sensitive device able to detect synthetic compounds that leach from plastic food packaging into the contained food or beverage. These kind of compounds are a major ...

Extinct eagle and 'weaponised' weka brought to life digitally

Some of New Zealand's extinct bird species, including the Haast's eagle, Forbes Harrier and a giant weka-like bird with a weaponised beak (Adzebill) are being brought to life as three-dimensional digital models thanks to ...

Female birds show their true colours

Showy plumage in birds is not just for the boys, ecologists from Massey University, McMaster University, Canada, Monash University, Australia, and Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany, have demonstrated.

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