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Tech giant Oracle has funded a bug-hunting Kiwi project targeting one of the world's most widely used programming languages.
The California-based corporation has gifted Massey University's Associate Professor Jens Dietrich $60,000 to seek out bugs and security weaknesses in Java, which is operated in 15 billion devices around the world in everything from Netflix and Android mobile apps to complex financial programs used by large companies.
Associate Professor Jens Dietrich and Professor Steve Marsland from SEAT are succesful applicants.
Associate Professor Jens Dietrich from the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, received funding for his research into closing the gaps in Static Program Analysis.This project will look at new ways of detecting bugs and vulnerabilities in computer software that can be exploited for malicious activities. It will look at static program analysis, where bugs and vulnerabilities are detected by models extracted from code without executing the program.
Professor Steve Marsland of the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, has also secured funding for research into distance and direction estimation for Acoustic Bird Monitoring. His research will look at estimating population densities of birds by locating their calls using mathematical and statistical methods.
A new prototype wheelchair is set to revolutionise an age-old design, making it a lot easier for users.
It's been a labour of love, and almost a life's work, for a husband and wife engineering duo at Massey University.
"We saw a lady trying to get up a wheelchair ramp and really struggling. We were quite shocked how hard it was for her," says Dr Claire Flemmer.
So they set about designing a better one.
Two Taranaki high schools may be the reason you have no Wi-Fi connection problems in the future.
A group of 30 year 12 and 13 students from New Plymouth Boys' and Girls' High Schools, in a science partnership with Massey University, hope to solve wireless connectivity issues faced by communities in Taranaki.
Uber is set to introduce flying cars by 2020, with a fully functional network aimed to be airborne by 2023.
Dallas and of course Dubai will be the first cities to receive the electric mode of transport in hopes to increase business and meet growing aviation demands
Engineering and advanced technology lecturer Frazer Noble spoke to Duncan Garner.
As part of their studies, Massey University engineering students have been travelling to remote villages around the world and designing special innovations for them.
Their work, part of Massey's Engineering and Innovation Management major, is bringing Kiwi ingenuity to those who need it most, while helping transform the perception that people have of engineers, programme's co-ordinator Dr Aruna Shekar said.
Smart phones, digital sensors and social media may help more elderly people to avoid rest home care.
A new $150,000 Massey University study will investigate using information from digital devices and sensors around elderly people's home, including on their bodies, which will be distributed via social media to monitor and manage their health so they can live at home longer.
Dr Richard Whiddett, of Massey University, and colleagues Dr Inga Hunter and Professor Hans Guesgen, believed their study could have significant health benefits for older people by supporting their independence, improving quality of life and avoiding health risks linked with residential care, such as decreasing mobility.
An enterprising computer science student is using his spare time to make Palmerston North's buses easier and he's garnered the support of Horizons Regional Council.
Third year Massey University student Taylor Hamling's web application Late for the Bus pulls data from the Regional Council's website, allowing students to enter a travel time and select a preferred route to see their next bus to or from university.
Thirty-five teams from schools across Auckland descended on the Albany campus on Saturday for the fifth VEX Robotics Auckland Ladder challenge. Event organisers say it was one of the largest competitions of the season.
The tournament champions were Lynfield College (2915A) and Wingus & Dingus Robotics (7682) from ACG Strathallan. The Design Award went to Mt Albert Grammar School (2908X).
The challenge is part of a regular competition run by Kiwibots New Zealand, and is aimed at inspiring a passion for science and technology.
On the 21st of April, 37 students and mentors will depart on Qantas for Anaheim, Los Angeles to represent New Zealand at the 2014 VEX Robotics World Championships. This is the biggest and fastest growing class room based robotics competition in the World.
This event will be the biggest so far with 800 teams and 15,000 students competing for the title of World Champions. Junior Schools, High Schools and Universities will compete in their respective divisions in a three day event that rounds off a year's worth of work for these students.
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I am sure you will wish our teams well and will, like us, keep your fingers crossed that we will be able to bring home a World Championship trophy on the 28th for the sixth year in a row.
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Last updated on Monday 11 September 2017