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Endangered albatrosses compete with fisheries

07 November 2012

Endangered albatrosses which nest in New Zealand are under increasing threat as they compete for the same food in the same waters as major commercial fisheries.


UC robots dance Gangnam Style!

07 November 2012

The University of Canterbury's HIT Lab NZ is making robots dance - Gangnam Style!


What the future holds for Christchurch

06 November 2012

Post-earthquake Christchurch is now an extremely dynamic place to live and work, University of Canterbury's Dr Tom Wilson has told a conference in London.


Research looks for cure for cardiovascular disease

06 November 2012

A UC student is researching key cell biology processes that may be useful in curing or slowing down the development of many diseases such as strokes and heart attacks.


UC fine arts student helping in the rebuild

05 November 2012

University of Canterbury fine arts student Rachael Dewhirst will be part of the Christchurch rebuild over the summer.


What if you could get fit in half the time?

05 November 2012

A University of Canterbury study has found that high intensity interval training could provide a time-saving alternative to traditional slower endurance exercise.


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05 November 2012

This year's US presidential election battle has been one of the most interesting and hard fought in recent memory, says UC political scientist Dr Amy Fletcher.


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02 November 2012

As the summer approaches, more people will be driving their cars on sandy beaches for a range of activities.


North Korea opens its doors to UC scientist

02 November 2012

A University of Canterbury scientist has become the first Western astronomer to visit the politically isolated state of North Korea in more than 60 years.


Liquefaction caused more damage than the shaking

02 November 2012

A year-long University of Canterbury study has found liquefaction caused far more damage than ground movement in the Christchurch earthquakes.