Vanessa Young

Vanessa Young is a biochemist turned writer who now works and writes for the MacDiarmid Institute.

Science
Jun 20, 2019

Converting nitrates: science's alternative solution for clean drinking water

Concern about nitrates in Canterbury municipal water supplies emphasises the need for new ways to solve the nitrate problem, and Dr Anna Garden might be the scientist to do it.

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Science
Dec 5, 2017

The NZ tech researchers working to make asthmatics' lives a little easier

Scientists hope to help asthma sufferers and others needing oxygen at home by developing ‘molecular sponges’ with nanoscale-sized pores to purify the air.

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Science
Oct 3, 2017

Black, bendable, lightweight and cheap: inside the coming solar panel revolution

When it comes to solar panels, the future is flexible. Vanessa Young discovers how a MacDiarmid project is unlocking the possibilities of a new generation of solar cell technology.

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