Bouncing unborn baby research between time zones secret to success
Bouncing work back and forth between time zones has allowed research into fetal development to move at a 24hour cycle, thanks to a Marsden grant and dedicated researchers from Aotearoa and England.
Oceanography researcher recognised for making waves around the world
With a sea captain for a grandfather and childhood summers spent around the sea, it’s no surprise that Karin Bryan was drawn to studying the deep blue.
An ocean of possibilities in marine research at University of Waikato
Researchers at the University of Waikato are turning to the ocean to clean up our freshwater environment, create sustainable business opportunities and develop new life saving medicines while restoring our marine ecosystems in the process.
Waikato researchers at the frontier of New Zealand’s high-tech robotics industry
Developing a high-tech robotics industry in New Zealand to grow and support a horticulture sector facing dire labour shortages is the focus for researchers at the University of Waikato.
University of Waikato researchers shape the future of Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand
University of Waikato researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to tackle problems from understanding climate change to improving water quality and managing invasive pests.
Making fruit picking easy with the e-Bin
The University of Waikato has developed an electronic fruit bin that assists in the harvesting of kiwifruit to help make picking lighter work.
Studying the sex lives of spiders
A Marsden Fast Start grant will allow University of Waikato behavioural ecologist and senior lecturer Dr Chrissie Painting the time and opportunity to learn more about something that would keep most normal people awake at night - the sex lives of spiders.
A new approach to solving waterway woes
How one young researcher is taking on the challenge of nutrient pollution, and scooping out the best thesis award in the process.
How did a group of Waikato engineering researchers evolve into a successful company working with the world's titans of tech?
Research shows oxytocin could be used as an appetite suppressant
Oxytocin, the drug sometimes called the love hormone, and which is used to bring on labour, could be the key to cutting down people’s overeating.
Kiwi and Welsh universities collaborate to bring stories and students together
A project looking at the similarities between how Māori and Welsh children keep traditional stories alive through oral storytelling is the focus of a collaboration between the University of Waikato’s School of Education and Cardiff University in Wales.
Fighting the tide of electronic waste
Waste, and e-waste in particular, is a world-wide problem, exacerbated by the fact so many electronic devices can’t be easily fixed when they break down, often because parts are obsolete, or they can only be fixed by authorised repairers. Rather than get your phone, laptop, TV or coffee maker repaired, it’s often more convenient and less expensive to buy a new one.