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ODT/NZPA: Varied interpretation of science led to lawsuit

Peter Griffin posted in on June 14th, 2010.

Comvita New Zealand has pulled its research commission from the University of Waikato, instead giving it to the University of Auckland. The disagreement was over the active ingredient of manuka honey, which Comvita New Zealand expected Univeristy of Waikato scientists to find: they were, however, beaten to the discovery by German scientists. An excerpt: (read […]

Waikato Times:Trains go faster than we think

Peter Griffin posted in on March 29th, 2010.

Nicole Brennan writes in the Waikato Times about research from the University of Waikato showing that people’s perception of the speed of oncoming trains can be seriously inaccurate. In fact, found the research, our perceptions can be up to 20km/hr too slow, and it is hoped the finding could help improve rail crossing safety. An […]

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