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Golden mystery solved

Gold is prized for its preciousness and as a conductor in electronics, but it is also important in scientific experimentation.

dateJan 16, 2017 in General Physics
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Mysteries of volcanic avalanches unlocked

Massey University researchers have made the first observations of the internal structure of volcanic flows, which are responsible for fifty per cent of volcanic fatalities and endanger half a billion people worldwide. 

dateSep 06, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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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 ...

dateDec 10, 2015 in Materials Science
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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.

dateNov 05, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Yeast key to understanding cell division

A team of scientists has discovered that a protein in common baker's yeast helps control cell division – findings that may have implications for understanding diseases such as cancer. A protein called Yih1, for Yeast Homologue ...

dateJul 16, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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