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Virtual spider helps people confront their fears

23 May 2012

Arachnophobia, or fear of spiders, could be a thing of the past following the development of a large virtual spider that can interact with its environment, including crawling over hands and arms.


Poet awarded US residency

23 May 2012

UC poet Dr Jeffrey Paparoa Holman has been awarded Creative New Zealand's University of Iowa Residency for 2012.


Solar powered systems for Tongan schools

22 May 2012

Installing solar power systems into Tongan high schools allowing computers to be used in classrooms, is an initiative about to be launched by University of Canterbury's Mr Russell Taylor.


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21 May 2012

Residents in Christchurch's eastern suburbs are being given the chance to record their earthquake experiences following the relocation of the University of Canterbury's QuakeBox recording studio to Eastgate Shopping Centre.


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18 May 2012

Two University of Canterbury law graduates - Natasha Caldwell and David Turner - have been awarded prestigious Frank Knox Scholarships for graduate study at Harvard University in the United States.


Funding boost for digital quake archive

18 May 2012

An initiative preserving important digital material relating to the Christchurch earthquakes and rebuild, including slides of destroyed buildings and artefacts from the Canterbury Museum, will contribute to the cultural and intellectual recovery of Canterbury.


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18 May 2012

An innovative start-up company aligned to the University of Canterbury beat off its competitors at the 2012 Hi-Tech Awards in Auckland recently.


New techniques used to study Port Hills fault

17 May 2012

Researchers are using techniques never used before in New Zealand to study the history of ancient earthquakes around the Port Hills.


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17 May 2012

New research dispels concerns that electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless smart meters poses a health threat.


Writer relishing residency

17 May 2012

Author Helen Lowe, UC's latest Ursula Bethell/Creative New Zealand Writer in Residence, loves the new environment in which she is working.