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  • Ben Parkinson (right) and Konstantinos Bouloukakis working on the helmet-style MRI magnet.

    Developing a portable MRI

    Victoria University of Wellington’s Robinson Research Institute and School of Design have joined forces to create the world’s first portable MRI scanner prototype.

  • Terry Miller stands beside the immersive VR ball he developed.

    Alumni profile: Terry Miller

    Terry Miller says he always wanted to be the guy who built the crazy stuff. So much so, he gave up a lucrative research and development job to do just that. What came next was the world’s first fully untethered virtual reality platform.

  • Satellite over coastline.

    What could a New Zealand space programme look like?

    As we mark the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon, Dr Nick Long, Director of Victoria University of Wellington's Robinson Research Institute, reflects on what that's meant for New Zealand and considers the space 'gold rush' ahead.

  • James Noble reflected on screen behind code.

    Coding music

    Professor James Noble from Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Engineering and Computer Science uses software and electronics to create unique musical pieces.

  • Meet the researchers: Jens Dietrich - Bugging out

    Software problems do more than slow your computer down.  Your car won’t start, and for those who can remember back to Y2K, there’s the general fear that everything could suddenly screech to a grinding halt.