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Otago Southland High School Chemistry Quiz Night 2018

Tuesday, 9 October 2018 9:38am

This year’s High School Chemistry Quiz (the 16th) saw 33 teams from schools around Dunedin and from further afield meet in the Otago Museum’s Hutton Theatre to battle for the Bunsen Burner of Wisdom.

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Otago leads international food authentication course

Monday, 9 July 2018 8:32pm

Giving consumers confidence in the safety and origin of their food is just one of the benefits of a recent Otago-led food authentication course.

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Otago scientists make fascinating feather find

Wednesday, 4 July 2018 11:51am

Ever wondered where parrots get their bright plumage? An Otago-led project may have just solved the mystery.

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Winning project could help hearing disorders

Tuesday, 19 June 2018 10:40pm

A project that could help thousands of people who suffer from hearing disorders won the Brain and Technology Symposium 2018 Challenge held recently.

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Opinion: Inspiring Māori students with Chemistry

Friday, 25 May 2018 12:33pm

Department of Chemistry Assistant Research Fellow Marina Roxburgh reflects on her experiences at the University’s Science Wānanga.

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New Zealand school children revealing the power of mānuka

Friday, 11 May 2018 1:47pm

Schools and pupils from all over New Zealand are working with the University of Otago and Plant & Food Research to discover what secrets are locked within the wide variety of mānuka around the country – including whether the native plant’s leaf chemistry could provide a natural weed killer.

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Otago-led study shows oxygen loss could be huge issue for oceans

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 3:46pm

A major University of Otago-led study into an ancient climate change event that impacted a significant percentage of Earth’s oceans has brought into sharp focus a lesser-known villain in global warming: oxygen depletion.

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Prize-winning Otago scientist credits collaboration with her success

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 9:52pm

Her work may be in nano-scale, but it is certainly making a big impact for Dr Carla Meledandri. The Otago Chemistry lecturer is the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize recipient and was presented with her award today.

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Nano-scale science helps prize-winning Otago scientist make a big impact

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 4:36pm

A University of Otago scientist at the forefront of developing applications from tiny science to powering a new technology sector has won the 2017 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.