Getting out in the field and the lab to bring you New Zealand
stories about science, nature and the environment. With Alison Ballance.
Thursdays 9:06pm, repeated at 1:05am Sundays. One feature plays at 3:35pm on Wednesdays
An ecologist and a mathematician discover that teaching a computer to recognise bird calls from acoustic recorders is an interesting challenge. Read more Audio
An ecologist and a mathematician are collaborating on open source software called AviaNZ that will allow a computer to identify bird calls. Audio
Ten years after the Darfield earthquake, three seismologists from GeoNet reflect on a decade of big earthquakes and what we've learnt from them. Read more Audio
Three seismologists from GeoNet reflect on the decade of big earthquakes that began 10 years ago with the Darfield earthquake in Canterbury. Audio
Dead corals cast up the shore of Aitutaki, in the Cook Islands, provide a window into the Pacific Ocean's marine climate hundreds of years ago. Read more Audio
A time-travelling climate scientist is using dead corals to investigate past marine climates in the Pacific. Audio
From safer solvents to make better batteries, to catalysts that can clean up wastewater, green chemists are developing better ways of making stuff. Read more Audio
Scientists at the Centre for Green Chemical Science at the University of Aukalnd, are developing cleaner greener processes and products. Audio
Food scientist Nazimah Hamid from AUT says that the sound of the space we eat in can have surprising effects on the taste of food. Read more Audio
The sensory lab at AUT is used for food testing and tests can involve all the senses, including sound. Audio
'Covid-19 unmasked: understanding the outbreak' is a panel discussion from the 2020 New Zealand International Science Festival. Read more Audio
A panel of virologists from the University of Otago discuss research into covid-19. Audio
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Each week Our Changing World features an eclectic mix of sound-rich stories about science, the environment and medical research, recorded around New Zealand in labs and in the field.