The University of Auckland's David White joins Mike and Tess in studio to talk the reality of augmented reality and virtual reality, ooooh, the future is here folks! And much to Mikey's excitement, David brings in a real life headset for us to try...
How many plastic bags does it take to build a house? Approximately 9,783 according to Matt Liggins from the University of Auckland's School of Architecture & Planning. Matt teaches Mikey about the latest affordable home and the potential this unique pod has to help with Auckland's housing crisis. Recycling at it's finest.
Professor Mark Costello joins Mike in talking the deep sea, do we really need to know what's down there? And how many species do we have? Will we ever know? Marine biodiversity is a vast world, and Mark's swimming with knowledge.
The University of Auckland's 2018 Vice Chancellors Lecture Series and Professor Ginny Braun joins Tess in studio to talk about how she came to choose the topic for this years talks; Beyond discrimination, towards inclusion. Ginny chats to Tess about why this is so prominent in today's society internationally and here in little New Zealand.
Uni News has a special 32-page suffrage issue this week, and Bahareh Madadkhahsalmassi joins us to celebrate her successes here in New Zealand and at the University of Auckland. Bahareh moved to little New Zealand in 2015 from Iran and her research aids the development of better tools for people with diabetes; she catches up with Tess about the new found freedom she's found here.
Tristan Pang, who is 16 years old and almost finished his University of Auckland degree and planning to complete his PHD by the time he is 21, joins Mike in studio to teach him a thing or two about ~mathematics~ before he goes into the final stages of a global competition. You can help him out by voting him through here.
Mike gets a lesson from the University of Auckland's Business School's Dr. Ramona Zharfpeykan in what companies do and don't have to report on in the wonderful world of sustainbility. So they don't _have_ to report on their sustainability levels and what are all these different indicators? Yay for sustainable businesses! (Right?)
University of Auckland Honours student, Caitlin Abley, joins us in studio to talk history and the women's liberation in media between 1968 to 1976, in specific Thursday's. But Tuesday's are cool too, right Mike?
University of Auckland's Head of Social Sciences, Professor Simon Holdaway enlightens us with rock-hard evidence of a different way of life using apples. It's about the journey, not the destination, right?
Professor Mark Costello is part of the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Auckland and he and his colleagues think New Zealand can lead the world in a kind of ocean management that benefits both nature and society. ...But I thought we'd ruined the oceans, Professor, ...is there still hope!?