Our Changing World
Music for Tesla Coils and Robotic Bass and Drums11/19/14
Chime Red is a Victoria University collaboration music and engineering students using three Tesla coils, the MechBass robotic bass guitar and robotic drums
Rain Water Harvesting
The Roof Water Research Centre looks at ways of collecting microbiologically safe rain water
Google Glass in Emergency Situations
The impact of visual cues from heads-up displays like Google Glass are being examined to determine their impact on climbing
Dunedin's Secret Seabird Cliffs
Since he discovered a colony of fairy prions breeding on the sea cliffs of St Clair, Graeme Loh has provided artificial burrows and monitored the small seabird population
Treating ADHD With Games
An early intervention called ENGAGE is using games to teach self regulation skills to preschoolers at risk of developing ADHD
3D Molecular Sponges
Using metal ions and organic ligands, Shane Telfer is creating porous materials called metal-organic frameworks which can store or separate gases
Dunedin Garden Study
A botanist, planner, zoologist and entomologist collaborated in a survey of Dunedin gardens to find out how well native biodiversity fares in cities
Drilling into the Heart of the Alpine Fault
An international team of geologists, led by New Zealand, is drilling deep into the Alpine Fault to study the inner workings of a plate boundary fault.
The Role of Minerals in Fault Zones
Austin Boles is part of the research team drilling deep into the Alpine Fault. His focus is on the rle of minerals in earthquake ruptures.
Virtual Reality to Improve Memory of Stroke Survivors
A virtual reality environment is being trialled to help stroke survivors improve their prospective memory to do things in the future
Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust
Over the last 25 years the yellow-eyed penguin population on mainland New Zealand has seen some dramatic declines
Innovation in Conservation
High-tech ideas and products in conservation were recognised at this week's inaugural Innovation in Conservation awards.
'Trojan Females' - A Novel Idea for Pest Control
Naturally occurring mitochondrial mutations that cause infertility in sons could be the basis of novel pest control measures
OCW Opening Theme - Mystery Sound 18
This is the final mystery sound, out of 18 that make up the 2013-14 opening theme for Our Changing World
SOS for Soils
Soil scientists warn that we'll need to produce more than 50 per cent more food by 2050, while large areas of fertile land disappear under cities.
Detecting Oestrogen in the Environment
Aptamers and gold nanoparticles are the basis of a novel sensor for detecting oestrogen in the environment
Amy Yewdall is trying to create functional nanowires from self-stacking protein rings which may one day be used in nanomachines
Killing Rats With Self Setting Traps
Self setting traps that only need to be checked every few months are another tool in the fight against introduced predators such as rats and stoats
OCW Opening Theme - Mystery Sound 17
This is the 17th mystery sound, out of 18 that make up the 2013-14 opening theme for Our Changing World.
Science Behind 1080 Use in Conservation
The aerial use of 1080 poison to kill rats, mice, stoats and possums across large areas of conservation land is having positive results for native birds.
- Wellington, New Zealand