The Computer Ate My Homework

Posted 4:20pm Friday 19th August 2022 by Arlo Hill and Fox Meyer

AI is getting better and better. It’s becoming more and more popular at the same time as online learning is booming in popularity. What's stopping students from using AI to do their assignments? Who would even be able to tell if they did? As AI continues to take over jobs, and as more and Read more...

A 4-Point Methodological Approach to Shoey Perfection

Posted 6:14pm Friday 1st April 2022 by Keegan G. Wells and Will R. Murrell

Abstract: A 4-point scale was used to determine the optimal foot vessel to utilise as a booze-funnelling device in what is known colloquially as a “shoey”. This metric indicated that a sockie is the least desirable vessel, while a dress shoe is the most desirable. Further field research Read more...

What’s new? How fields of study have evolved over time

Posted 6:16pm Friday 1st April 2022 by Ruby Werry and Fox Meyer

Time moves fast. Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that the stuff you’re being taught at Uni might not be the same stuff that was being taught 20 years ago. Plate tectonics, for example, only became a fully-fledged theory in the ’60s. That means we were on the moon before we Read more...

Researchers Find Big Fossilised Duck in Central Otago

Posted 12:34pm Sunday 13th March 2022 by Denzel Chung

A team of researchers, including Otago staff and students, have discovered an exciting new fossil at St Bathans in Central Otago: a species of shelduck. The original animal is believed to have been massive, standing at a whopping 70cm. For a duck, that’s pretty tall. The duck was believed Read more...

Uni Owns Shares in Weird Mouth-Clamp Device

Posted 12:55am Monday 9th August 2021 by Denzel Chung

Otago University, along with two researchers responsible for the DentalSlim Diet Control Device, holds shares in the company holding the global patent for the DentalSlim mouth-clamp.  The device uses magnets to clamp a patient’s jaw shut. It is designed to help weight-loss efforts. It Read more...

Covid And Other Diseases Under Study At University

Posted 1:11am Monday 9th August 2021 by Alex Leckie-Zaharic

Ever wondered what all the pipes are above the Microbiology Building? Turns out they’re top-of-the-line vent systems for the University’s not-so-secret penthouse lab devoted to in-depth study of seriously infectious diseases such as Covid-19.  The Physical Containment Laboratory Read more...

“No Real Ethical Issues” to Having Jaws Clamped Shut, Said Otago Researchers

Posted 1:24am Saturday 31st July 2021 by Denzel Chung

The Otago-led research team behind the ‘DentalSlim Diet Control Device’, a magnetised jaw clamp that prevents people from eating solid food, claimed in their ethics committee application that their product would have “no real ethical issues” and presents “no significant Read more...

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