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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.


Mussel power - fit for monitoring Kiwi coastlines

01 November 2012

A UC biological sciences PhD student has discovered that mussels are an effective marine organism to monitor coastal metal pollution in New Zealand.


NZ mountain plants may depend on declining kea

01 November 2012

Over summer many holiday trampers will get close up views of New Zealand's most charismatic bird, the kea.


Quake impact on Chch bridges investigated

01 November 2012

Many Christchurch pedestrian bridges were damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes and more than 50 per cent of the bridges in the city will need to be repaired.


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01 November 2012

A University of Canterbury researcher is looking at all the hospitals in Canterbury to determine their collective resilience as a network during the earthquakes.


Impact of new organisms on Marlborough seafood

31 October 2012

A University of Canterbury researcher will be spending this summer looking at the potential spread of new organisms around the Marlborough Sounds.


Producing fuel from air and electricity

31 October 2012

A University of Canterbury lecturer is researching the possibility of producing fuel from air and electricity.