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Radio New Zealand’s Our Changing World programme features interviews with researchers covering topics such as science, environment and health.

  • Bee-friendly insecticides

    17 Apr, 2014

    University of Otago geneticist Peter Dearden is using the bee genome to develop a bee-friendly insecticide.

  • Clean technology

    13 Mar, 2014

    Clean-tech company CarbonScape has developed and patented microwave technology to convert biomass into high-value carbon products, including activated carbon and coking fuel known as green coke.

  • Testing for Legionnaires’ disease

    06 Mar, 2014

    Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia. In New Zealand, it is most commonly associated with gardening activities. Christchurch Hospital now tests every pneumonia patient for Legionnaires’ disease.

  • The CSI effect and forensic science

    09 Jan, 2014

    Television dramas like CSI, Bones and Criminal Minds – can create false expectations and impressions of forensic science, especially in the courtroom.

  • Food provenance

    05 Sep, 2013

    A chemical fingerprinting process, which enables verification of the origin of New Zealand produce, has been developed by Dunedin company Oritain.

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