Meet the Researchers
SfTI is a community of around 300 New Zealand researchers developing world-leading science relevant to New Zealand. Keep checking out this page for profiles on our researchers and their projects.
A field of poppies in full blossom would look very different if you were colour blind – and being unable to detect red from green could also affect your career opportunities.
Your computer takes time to boot up from cold because the hundreds of billions of transistors it contains are all busy asking the CPU what state they were in when the computer was shut down.
Most horticultural spraying uses air-blast sprayers, which fire droplets of fertiliser or insecticide in a cloud around the orchard or vineyard, hoping that each leaf will be covered.
It works, but not efficiently.
What if a piece of technological equipment, vital for the manufacture of radio, radar, blue tooth and wireless could be converted from measuring radio waves to measuring sound?
It’s dark inside your brain, and if you shone a torch in there, the tissues would also be soft, slippery and shiny-looking.
Imagine having little sensors buried around your market garden telling you at 15-minute intervals what the soil’s moisture content and temperature readings were.