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Research into indoor and outdoor air quality in a city primary school is providing valuable information that will be used to improve future building design and ventilation.

With Building Research Levy support, a low-cost air quality monitoring system has been developed to fill a knowledge gap about just how healthy the air in classrooms is.

When Kellie Hobbs began working as an offshore well engineer for Shell Todd, she was one of the only women on the oil rig. Now the 25-year-old is trying to encourage more girls to look at the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields for a career as part of the Hello Cafe project. "From my current experience there's not a lot of females in the STEM industries so what we're trying to do is promote it in a way we think they can relate to," she said. Hello Cafe was organised by Associate Professor at Massey University Jane Goodyer and funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Engineering's Curious Minds fund.So far, the project has run in seven cities around the country, including New Plymouth.

A rice cooker that runs on manure is among the inventions a group of clever young Kiwi innovators are using to help improve the lives of villagers in developing countries.

As part of their studies, Massey University engineering students have been travelling to remote villages around the world and designing special innovations for them.

Their work, part of Massey's Engineering and Innovation Management major, is bringing Kiwi ingenuity to those who need it most, while helping transform the perception that people have of engineers, programme's co-ordinator Dr Aruna Shekar said.

Smart phones, digital sensors and social media may help more elderly people to avoid rest home care.

A new $150,000 Massey University study will investigate using information from digital devices and sensors around elderly people's home, including on their bodies, which will be distributed via social media to monitor and manage their health so they can live at home longer.

Dr Richard Whiddett, of Massey University, and colleagues Dr Inga Hunter and Professor Hans Guesgen, believed their study could have significant health benefits for older people by supporting their independence, improving quality of life and avoiding health risks linked with residential care, such as decreasing mobility.

A decade after the first prototype was developed, the Massey University high-tech spin-off company, Veritaxa, is continuing to garner global interest in its intelligent three-dimensional digital microscope technology.

The EWB Challenge New Zealand finals were held on October 10th at Beca's Auckland offices. The top prize was awarded to Taite Shepherd, Ayumi Sleegers, Darryn Wells and Yaser Tamimi from Massey University, who proposed an "Organic Ash Soap" design aimed at improving sanitation and hygiene in Bambui.

Soccer playing robots are the future of fun, according to Massey University students. Third year Bachelor of Engineering students at Massey University's Manawatu campus showed off the results of a year-long project on Wednesday.

For the fourth consecutive year a team of Massey University engineering students have won the Engineers Without Borders national competition held last Saturday - with their solution soon to become reality in a village in Cameroon, Africa. The team, consisting of first year students Taite Shephard, Ayumi Sleegers, Yaser Tamimi and Darryn Wells, out-competed eight teams from universities around New Zealand in the challenge addressing the rapid urbanisation of Bambui village that has led to pressures on the existing water supply, sanitation, waste management and available housing facilities.

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. The project was to create a digital sign that could rotate and display different information according to where it was pointing. Computer scientists could then enhance the sign to make it "smart".

Moresby Kainuku (Tuwharetoa, Ngai te Rangi) is engineering a future for himself and urging other Maori to do the same. The 2nd year Massey University student is studying for a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) majoring in electronics and while he's enthusiastic about his course, he's saddened by how few Maori get into science and technology.

Massey University head of the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (SEAT) Professor Don Cleland attended a ceremony in China earlier this month to celebrate a new academic initiative with Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT).

A team of three Massey University computer science students are to compete in one of the world's foremost computer programming competitions.

Sick of having to stay home to let the plumber in? Growing numbers of New Zealanders are choosing to automate their homes so such problems are a thing of the past. Professor Hans Guegsen, chair in computer science at Massey University, said automation was a growing trend in New Zealand homes - and many people were automating without even realising it.

A lack of ambition in New Zealand to do anything serious about climate change irritates Ralph Sims. "New Zealand should support more public transport, encourage more freight off road, by rail or coastal shipping, substitute woody biomass instead of coal for heating in industry and buildings," he says.

New Zealand farmers have the ability to reduce their energy use, but because it is not a priority for them they don’t do it.

Software developer JD Trask, a Bachelor of Information Sciences graduate from Massey University, has been named the inaugural recipient of a New Thinking Award sponsored by the University at the Wellington Gold Awards.

The government's new target to reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030 is far weaker than the previous 2020 target, according to Massey University climate change expert Professor Ralph Sims.

Despite years of campaigning to change perceptions, the public image of the worldwide construction industry remains overwhelmingly macho, but a new set of awards and an industry association dedicated to its female members is raising their profile.

You have a heat pump, so your power bill should be cheaper this winter, right? Not necessarily. Heat pumps are the most commonly installed form of fixed heating.But experts say many people are paying unnecessarily high bills because they aren’t using them correctly. Mikael Boulic, a lecturer at the Massey University school of engineering and advanced technology, and part of the Housing and Health Research Programme, said more education was needed to help New Zealand households use their heat pumps more effectively.

Leading scientist from around the globe have descended upon Palmerston North, a world leader in its own right when it comes to tackling climate change. Scientists from Vietnam, Japan, Australia, Peru, China and Indonesia visited various sites of research, development and sustainable energy practice in Palmerston North on Saturday.

Leading life insurer and retirement savings provider, AMP is again calling for PhD students across the country who have an innovative quest to change the world with their research to enter its 2015 AMP IGNITE competition be in to win up to $5,000 to help further their studies.

Taking on their Australian counterparts in a first-year engineering challenge has seen three Massey University students come out tops in the annual Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Challenge.

Former Wellington man Danny van Otterdijk has a dream for the massive student competition he is in charge of - he wants New Zealand to be there.

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology programme director Associate Professor Jane Goodyer has been invited to be a part of a prestigious humanitarian engineering initiative.

Massey's School of Engineering and Advanced Technology programme director Associate Professor Jane Goodyer has been invited to be a part a University Twinning and Networking Programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).

A transition to modern district energy systems could contribute to 60 per cent of required energy sector emissions reductions by 2050, and reduce primary energy consumption by up to 50 per cent, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in collaboration with the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (C2E2), ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, and UN-Habitat.

A new PwC survey has found that the majority of New Zealand chief executives think cyber security is the one of the most strategically important technologies for business

Innovation creates cheap splints for disabled youngsters in just one day

Prime Minister John Key and Climate Change Minister Tim Groser are, deep down, climate change sceptics, Massey University's Professor Ralph Sims believes.

International experts will discuss engineering sciences concepts such as smart homes, microwave, data mining and other emerging concepts in areas of computing, communication and manufacturing at a conference here, organisers said Wednesday. The first International Conference on Computing, Communication and Manufacturing (ICCCM - 2014) will be held Dec 22 and 23 at the MCKV Institute of Engineering campus in Howrah.

It's off to Kentucky for nine Otumoetai Intermediate students who came tops in a national robotics competition. Three teams of three students from the intermediate took part in the Vex IQ Nationals on Saturday at Massey University in Palmerston North and all teams placed in the top five of the competition.

With hospital beds weighing in the order of 300kg, or up to 350 or 400kg with a patient on top, it can be hard work to move them. The process usually takes two people, and injuries can sometimes occur, particularly where beds are being moved down narrow corridors and one person has to face backwards. At Massey University, a machine has been developed to move hospital beds which only requires one person to manoeuvre the bed by moving a joystick.

A Tauranga student has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship to further his quest to become New Zealand’s first drone engineer.

Five Massey University staff are leaders or members of a housing and health research team that won New Zealand's most valuable award for scientific achievement, the $500,000 Prime Minister’s Science Prize. Professor Chris Cunningham, from the Research Centre for Maori Health and Development at the Wellington campus, and Albany-based Professor Robyn Phipps, from the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, are two of give the co-directors of the He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme.Three other Massey staff – Dr Mikael Boulic (School of Engineering and Advanced Technology), Angela Coffey and Dr Hope Tupara (both Research Centre for Maori Health Development) – are among the 28-member team.

Nearly 25 years of hard work have culminated in Professor Yusuf Chisti receiving the Engineering Alumni Achievement Medal from Canada’s University of Waterloo.

A 28-member team of scientists whose research over more than 15 years has involved thousands of New Zealanders, earned international acclaim and informed policy developments for successive New Zealand governments has won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Science Prize.Professor Howden-Chapman’s five co-directors are Professors Michael Baker and Julian Crane from the University of Otago, Professors Chris Cunningham and Robyn Phipps from Massey University and Dr Malcolm Cunningham formerly from BRANZ. The team is made up of researchers in the areas of social science, epidemiology, biostatistics, engineering, physics, architecture, building science and economics.

OneNet has further expanded its university intern program this year by including a team of software engineering undergraduates from Massey’s Albany campus. The team has been working closely with OneNet’s in-house engineers on a new software product for managing the inventory and configuration of their datacentres.

A kinetic sculpture featuring a rotating hourglass, representing controversy over the proposed iron-sand mining off the Patea coast, has won a special award at kinetika.

Belinda fundraises to get out on her bike. Ms Edwards has been working with the team at Massey University’s School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (SEAT) at Albany Village to custom design the frame for her car. Associate Professor Johan Potgieter and the team at SEAT have been really fantastic with ideas on how to construct the frame for my car. It’s a great project for some of the students to work on, and it’s also helping me out immensely. They have been really supportive in so many ways.

With a United Nations report making dire predictions about the impact of climate change, a Massey University expert says the Government is not taking the subject seriously. Professor Ralph Sims said the Government had no plans to reduce the country's emissions, despite talking up the country's efforts internationally.

DRAWN TO COMPUTING: Massey University lecturer Dr Rachel Blagojevic has been given a $300,000 Marsden Fund grant to research ways of getting computers to digest and "understand" hand-drawn doodles and diagrams.

Ten Massey University-led research projects will receive research funding worth more than $5.1 million from the Government's Marsden Fund this year. Four of the projects received Marsden Fund Fast-Start grants ranging from $250,000 to $300,000 for young researchers.

A New Zealand Professor of sustainable energy says a recent climate change report indicates future global warming will be closer to four degrees than the two degree target. Massey University's Ralph Sims says the latest climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change summarises the three areas of physical science data, adaptation and mitigation.

Dr Rachel Blagojevic of Massey University wants to improve computers' ability to recognise sketches and drawings, and for that she's been given $300,000, while Dr KJ Challis of Clean Technologies will receive a similar amount to figure out how nano-motors work.

New Zealand has no chance of meeting its 2020 emissions reduction target under current policies, says a leading scientist involved in the latest IPCC report.

Rock band The Klaxons will use 3D printed guitars for an international tour, which began earlier this month. The band announced in June that they would set off on the "world's first ever 3D printed tour".

A kinetic sculpture featuring a rotating hourglass to represent controversy over the proposed iron sand mining off the Patea coast won a Massey University award at kinetika. Rebecca Pratt, a Year 12 student at Hawera High School, won the Excellence in Engineering Innovation Scholarship Award, worth $6000 and offered by Massey's School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, for her creation titled A Matter of Time.

A Government-proposed solution to stalled climate change talks is commendable, says a Massey University professor. However the plan would carry more weight if New Zealand was doing its part to reduce harmful emissions. International negotiations over the response to climate change are largely stalled ahead of upcoming talks in Lima and Paris.

For those of you who haven't caught up with 3D printing, it has been described as the next industrial revolution - a printer in your home that can make up anything you want. As long as it's plastic or metal, it is possible. But 3D printing is about to usher in a whole new world. Massey University associate professor Johan Potgieter says the possibilities are 'endless' when it comes to the future use of printers. Hayes looks at a printer at Massey's North Shore campus, and Potgieter says hearing aids and implants are included among the items that are printed globally

There was hype and expectation at Apple's product launch this week, but did they deliver, asks Hans Guesgen

Local university students - three from Karori and one from Ngaio - wooed employers with their robot wizardry skills at a Summer of Tech mechatronics hackfest over the weekend. They joined about 50 invited students who spent seven hours last Saturday at FabLab, situated at Massey University's Wellington campus.

Thirty- five teams from schools across Auckland descended on the Massey University's Albany campus for the fifth VEX Robotics Auckland Ladder challenge on August 16.

The annual Innovation Award was held at the Albany campus yesterday.

Nineteen staff gave a three-minute outline of something innovative they had done in their teaching or research.

Presenters came from a wide range of disciplines and all five colleges were represented.

The winning presentation, based on audience vote, was on indoor air quality by Professor Robyn Phipps from the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology.

This year's New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors mentoring scheme was convened by Professor Robyn Phipps and Dr Jasper Mbachu of the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology on August 14 at the Albany campus.

An enterprising computer science student is using his spare time to make Palmerston North's buses easier and he's garnered the support of Horizons Regional Council.

Third year Massey University student Taylor Hamling's web application Late for the Bus pulls data from the Regional Council's website, allowing students to enter a travel time and select a preferred route to see their next bus to or from university.

Thirty-five teams from schools across Auckland descended on the Albany campus on Saturday for the fifth VEX Robotics Auckland Ladder challenge. Event organisers say it was one of the largest competitions of the season.

The tournament champions were Lynfield College (2915A) and Wingus & Dingus Robotics (7682) from ACG Strathallan. The Design Award went to Mt Albert Grammar School (2908X).

The challenge is part of a regular competition run by Kiwibots New Zealand, and is aimed at inspiring a passion for science and technology.

Budding Rotorua engineers had the chance to see the latest in industry technology at a four-day Massey University engineering camp.

China is better than New Zealand at planning for mitigating energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by improving energy use, says a Massey University sustainable energy professor. Ralph Sims said China used only 6 tonnes of greenhouse gases a person a year, as opposed to New Zealand, which emitted 16 tonnes a person a year.

Secondary school pupils have been dreaming up ways to solve future transport problems at engineering camps at Massey University this week. Year 11-13 pupils from 30 different schools throughout New Zealand participated in the four-day camps on the Manawatū and Albany campuses. More than 120 attended the camps that were oversubscribed.

For the first time in 13 years two top Massey University Information Technology (IT) students have been jointly awarded the prestigious New Zealand Computer Society Cup.

More than 750 teams from 27 countries competed at the VEX Robotics World Championships held recently in Anaheim, Los Angeles – and New Zealand again walked away world champions.

WE'RE all used to security lights that switch on when we come home and washingmachines that choose the best programme for their loads. But in the coming decades our homes will become really smart. They will have ambient intelligence - the ability to understand what we intend to do. Ambient intelligence describes computer systems that run programmes inspired by artificial intelligence. Researchers are developing systems that observe the inhabitants of smart homes in unobtrusive ways through sensors that then interpret the data produced to recognise behaviours. Video cameras are considered too intrusive by many people so simple sensors such as motion sensors, power sensors registering the use of appliances, or contact switches on cupboard doors are becoming the preferred options. These sensors produce a continuous stream of data that can be fed into a computer programme that uses methods from artificial intelligence and machine learning to find out what is happening in the house. Once the smart home knows what's going on, it can take appropriate actions to provide support, reassurance, assistance, or comfort to the inhabitant. But how are we going to communicate with our smart homes? We are already beyond the point of purely communicating on a person-toperson basis. Our lives have become highly connected through a variety of devices and communication media. Receiving amessage on a smart phone and then posting it on Facebook so that others can download it onto their PC is not something that raises eyebrows anymore. Taking this to the next levelmeans incorporating nonhuman entities into our communication networks. In the future our houses will be able to adjust to our needs and provide comfort for whatever activity we are engaged in. For example, if you sat down in the lounge in the late afternoon with the television switched on, it would know you were watching the latest episode of your favourite television show, and since this would take an hour, it would increase the temperature in the room to be more appropriate for this activity. The house would also track seasons and sunsets so, if there was a chance of sun glare on your screen, it would lower the blinds. If you wanted to work on your shopping list at the same time, it would check the contents of your fridge and display the items that needed replacing alongside your programme on your television screen. All the research and technical innovation needed to make this happen is being driven by a simple demographic truth. Most developed countries, including New Zealand, have ageing populations and this is what will make smart homes a reality. Life expectancy is now higher than ever before, and so is the expectation that people will live high-quality, independent lifestyles in old age. Unfortunately, this expectation is not always met. Rather than moving to a nursing home or employing the continuous support of a carer, smart homes will give older people the ability to live independently in their own homes for longer. From there, the technology will no doubt become mainstream so, in 30 years, the benefits of smart homes should be available to all. Today if you came home and your living room was cold and dark, you might wonder what was wrong with your heat pump, or whether another light bulb had blown. In the future, you might ask what your home was thinking. Hans Guesgen is a Professor of Computer Science in Massey University's School of Engineering and Advanced Technology. (Feature from Hawkes Bay Today, 2nd June 2014)

Massey University's Mathematical and Engineering Sciences have been ranked in the top 150 in the world and the best in New Zealand in the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2014. Massey's Natural Sciences were ranked in the world top 200, and first in New Zealand on the same measure.

6 from 6! New Zealand has been to the VEX World Championships 6 times and 6 times we have returned with a World Champion title. This year the finals repeated themselves with a team from New Zealand being in each of the alliances that faced off in the finals. So with a World Champion Title assured we only had to wait to see which team would lift the trophy. In the end it turned out that Lynfield College would successfully defend the crown that they won last year and that Otumoetai College would be narrowly beaten. If it had not been for the "Kiwifactor" we would not have been chosen by Canada and the USA as alliance partners so we join them in international glory. OYES gained the profound respect from all the Kiwi teams winning not only the World Programming Skills title but the World Driver Skills Title AND the University Excellence Award. Their performance at this years world championships was truly amazing with an undefeated record until a mechanical breakdown denied them of what looked like a clear path to the College World Champion title. We are proud of them and their fantastic effort. Feildiing High School will be returning with their Online Challenge trophy that was presented to them during the opening ceremony. Other great news is that we met with the President of Northrop Grumman and we have agreed to work with them to get an Australia vs New Zealand Competition up and running. The launch of this competition will be on the 23rd and 24th of August in Canberra. New Zealand is seen as key to the success of this endeavour and we will be working with the RECF and Northrop Grumman to make it happen. Northrop Grumman are the biggest sponsor of VEX worldwide. The teams will arrive back from the USA on the 30th April on Qantas flight QF123 landing at 14:50. All I can say now is "Tick, level up!"

Developing an app to turn an "off the shelf" smart phone into a low cost satellite has won a group of Auckland students a place in an international space competition

Developing an app to turn an "off the shelf" smart phone into a low cost satellite has won a group of Auckland students a place in an international space competition. Duct Tape team Scott Wilson of Orewa, Zach Warner of Red Beach and David Tan of Albany are all with Massey University, with Erlis Kllogjri of Glenfield at the University of Auckland.They were among five teams competing in the NASA International Space Apps Challenge held on April 12 and 13 and hosted jointly by the US Embassy and AUT University at their city campus. Satellites generally cost millions of dollars to build and get into orbit. But Wilson reckons their smartphone option provides a cheap alternative. "At a cost of just $10,000 getting a smart phone up in a shuttle or into a low earth orbit where it can take photos or collect data, is a fraction of current costs for purpose-built equipment," mechatronics engineering student Wilson says. "This brings research into the range of universities but also business," he says. Mini satellites have become very popular with 130 CubeSats released into low orbit since 2003. Smaller pocket-sized ones are now being developed. Lacking thrusters they will fall back to earth within a year. Others are being developed with thrusters to survive outside earth orbit to measure turbulence in the solar wind. A Cubesat can be produced for around $116,000 with students doing the work. Despite only weighing a kilogramme, it will still cost around $80,000 to get each one on a SpaceX Dragon launch. About 20 have been given free passage by NASA So the smaller and lighter, the better. Lots of small, short-lived satellites are starting to be seen as more cost-effective than large, longer-lived ones. Fairfax NZ

Massey University this month unveiled a $22 million upgrade of the Manawatu campus Riddet Complex , its base for food technology and engineering.

New Zealanders are now the fourth highest emitters of greenhouse gases per person in the world and there is no plan to reduce our impact, says a Massey University climate scientist.

On the 21st of April, 37 students and mentors will depart on Qantas for Anaheim, Los Angeles to represent New Zealand at the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championships. This is the biggest and fastest growing class room based robotics competition in the World.

This event will be the biggest so far with 800 teams and 15,000 students competing for the title of World Champions. Junior Schools, High Schools and Universities will compete in their respective divisions in a three day event that rounds off a year's worth of work for these students.

Representing New Zealand will be students from

  • Massey University
  • Feilding High School
  • Otumoetai College
  • Lynfield College
  • Albany Home School

I am sure you will wish our teams well and will, like us, keep your fingers crossed that we will be able to bring home a World Championship trophy on the 28th for the sixth year in a row.

Massey University Professor Ralph Sims talks to Rachel Smalley on KPMG Early Edition about a new UN report which says catastrophic climate change can be averted without sacrificing living standards - but only if the world urgently switches to clean sources of energy. Professor Sims is the lead author of the report's chapter on transport. (Newstalk ZB, Monday 14th April)

Lead author for the Transport chapter of the latest UN IPCC Report on Mitigating of Climate Change Massey University's Professor Ralph Sims. From Sunday Morning on 13 Apr 2014

A Fiordland College student has been named the supreme winner of a Massey University design competition to support a smokefree New Zealand (Page 2 of the Fiordland Advocate)

3-D printing could give New Zealand inventors and designers the ability to take their products to the rest of the world at a fraction of the current cost. Massey University professor of mechatronics Olaf Diegel said yesterday the technology provided the ability to try out ideas without much capital risk.

Massey University today unveiled a $22 million upgrade of the Manawatu campus Riddet Complex, its base for food technology and engineering. The major revamp is a significant step in the planned $250 million investment into Food HQ, a research collaboration between Massey and other big stakeholders in the agri-food business that have combined to help boost the annual value of New Zealand's food exports to $60 billion by 2025.

A digital microscope first scoffed at for being "unoriginal and unmarketable" is now making waves worldwide.

Transpower is trialling new machines as a way to monitor its network, meaning the next time your power is off a robot may help to get it switched back on.

Te Radar looks into water to see why our long finned eel is up the creek without a paddle, and uses his body to test ways to clean up the water. Andy and Nicola can be viewed at 19.06s into the video clip

Te Radar looks at oil alternatives like alligator fat, and finds out how a mix of sunlight and old kiwifruit can juice up a car, our very own Prof Yusuf Chisti can be viewed 15.03s into the video clip

Nitrous oxide emissions threaten algae's environmental credentials.It thrives in fresh, brackish or salty water in places too hot, dry or infertile for other forms of agriculture. It grows many times faster than conventional crops, consuming quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) as it does so.

A Palmerston North couple have made the largest donation recieved by Massey University, destined to be used as scholarships to aid budding technology talent.

A BRANZ scholarship helped Massey University researcher Mikael Boulic complete a study into healthy homes. Now he's turned his attention to our schools.

A major publication outlining the innovations in information and communications technology being utlised at the London Olympics has been overseen by a chartered professional engineer from Massey University

Cooking with twigs over a small solar-powered stove may seem a far cry from the daily life of the average engineering student in New Zealand

An Onehunga High School team of three students who are robot designers, engineers and programmers has won the VEX High School World Robotics Champions title for the first time after four years of trying and amassing 11 other titles on the way.

The dairy industry has been integral to New Zealand since 1814, when missionary Samuel Marsden imported the first pair of heifers. Dairy exports began in 1846, and in 1882 the first refrigerated butter shipment travelled from Dunedin to London.

Katherine Holt has seen a lot of pollen. During the four years of her PhD investigating past patterns of vegetation in the Chatham Islands, many thousands of grains passed under the lens of her microscope, each one painstakingly magnified, identified and tallied

A Massey University energy expert says proposed local government reforms would be a step backwards for sustainabliity.

My prediction is that in five years most new residential water heating systems will use a heat pump with carbon dioxide as the refrigerant.

New Zealand robotics teams mentored by Massey University engineers have won the VEX Robotics Wold Championships in the United States for the fourth time running.

A new manufacturing technology that some commentators believe willchange the world is now entering the main stream.

Massey University's Professor Don Cleland has been awarded the Furkert Award for excellence in sustainability and clean .....

Are you getting older? Yup me too. For some of us, it's the body that lets us down

The rugby robot that nearly bested ex-All Black Andrew Merhtens in Auckland last year is kicking back in Taranaki at the moment.

Jarrod Burton is developing an invention he thinks could help save lives the next time New Zealand faces a natural disaster.

Two final year students were awarded the inaugural award for Excellence in Mechanigal Engineering Technology ....

A Massey University professor has been awarded $745,000 from the Marsden Fund to research how algae might remove phosphorus from effluent.

Former All Blacks ace Andrew Mehrtens proved he was a goal kicking machine today.

Two Massey University students have won the supreme award in this year's Great New Zealand Remix and Mashup competition

If Dan Carter wants to brush up on his drop kicks ahead of the Rugby World Cup knockout stages, Woderwick the robot is ready to give him a few pointers

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