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.

A sign of the digital times

A team of Massey University engineers and computer scientists are revolutionising digital sign technology with the aim of making "finding your way" an interactive and personalised experience.

Media plays role in igniting price wars

Before Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler even announced last week's cut to the Official Cash Rate, there were media reports of fixed mortgage rates heading towards record lows. Massey University's Professor Harald van ...

Maori world view leads to greater life satisfaction

New research from Massey University has compared work/life balance and life satisfaction levels across seven cultures – and found that New Zealand Māori scored the highest on both fronts.

New study pits big data against intuition

A Massey University PhD student is delving into the decision-making processes of companies to understand whether judgement calls based on big data produce better outcomes.

New Zealand's 'invisible' Anglo-Indians in new research focus

While the tumultuous world of 19th century Anglo-Indian politics and history has gripped television viewers here with the British television drama Indian Summers, a Massey University social scientist is keen to find out more ...

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