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  • Innovaton insider

    19 March, 2012

    A new innovation intern being sought from journalism schools around the country will help spread understanding of the importance of innovation to New Zealand.

  • Chemical bonding

    Professor Juliet Gerrard
    19 March, 2012

    IRL has appointed Professor Juliet Gerrard, a biochemist and leader in the industrial application of biochemistry in New Zealand as its second Industry and Outreach Fellow.

  • Eyes on the road

    Coastline Markers
    19 March, 2012

    Science is more practical than simply applied mathematics and arcane formulae, as Coastline Markers Ltd discovered when they called in IRL to solve a particularly sticky problem – finding a new way to make reflective catseyes adhere to the road.

  • Awards for IRL scientists

    17 November, 2011

    IRL Principal Scientists, Drs Gary Evans and Jeff Tallon were recognised by the Royal Society of New Zealand at its annual awards evening last night to celebrate this country’s top researchers.

  • The world’s fastest Kiwi

    16 November, 2011

    IRL’s engineering brainpower is helping to fuel a drive to continue New Zealand’s legacy of innovation with a challenge to the world land speed record.

  • Freeze frame

    Platinum nanoparticle
    16 November, 2011

    IRL research into controlling crystal growth and shape has important implications for the food industry and energy technology.

  • Ray of hope

    Fibre-optic dosimeter
    16 November, 2011

    IRL is collaborating to develop new medical technology to ensure the precise delivery of powerful new radiation therapies being adopted by Wellington Regional Hospital.

  • Brain gain

    Dr Sunil Vather
    16 November, 2011

    Im-Able is taking New Zealand stroke rehabilitation innovation to the world. CEO Dr Sunil Vather comments..

  • Game theory

    Rugby and physics
    16 November, 2011

    IRL's Dr Geoff willmott, who has played and refereed rugby for 25 years, explores the interplay between his two passions – physics and our national sport.

  • Aiming for safety

    15 November, 2011

    Scientist for a Day participant Hunter Safety Lab is setting its sights on using technology to cut the incidence of accidental shootings among hunters.