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Q&A with forensic scientist Keith Bedford – NZ Herald

John Kerr posted in on April 26th, 2016.

As Prime’s new documentary series Forensics NZ goes to air, the New Zealand Herald quizzes Dr Keith Bedford from ESR about the realities of forensic science. An excerpt (read in full here): Twelve questions with Keith Bedford ESR Forensics boss Dr Keith Bedford has had oversight of the forensic evidence in virtually every high-profile court […]

Dom Post: Kiwi helps to resurrect woolly mammoth blood

Peter Griffin posted in on May 5th, 2010.

Kiran Chug writes in the Dominion Post about Wellingtonian Alan Cooper and his involvement in scientists’ recently announced ability to reconstruct the blood of woolly mammoths. The technique could potentially be used to recreate the blood cells of other extinct animals. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Woolly mammoths are believed to have died out […]

Biomaterials – from animal blood to plastic

Peter Griffin posted in on September 26th, 2008.

Living in a world where commercial products are continuously getting smarter and smaller, it’s no surprise that scientific research is moving towards the development of new materials on the nano-scale. Nature already accomplishes this extremely effectively. For example, Geckos have complex nano-patterns imprinted on their feet, which allows them to stick to ceilings, and even […]

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