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UC expert helping Google with its glass project

19 March 2013

University of Canterbury computer science professor Mark Billinghurst is on sabbatical at Google in the United States contributing to its international Google Glass project.


Calls for reduced traffic speeds in rebuilt city

19 March 2013

A UC transport expert today appealed to the planners of the Christchurch rebuild to consider more widespread use of 30kmh speed limits beyond those proposed.


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19 March 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher is investigating how first year school entrants are settling into primary school in post-earthquake Christchurch.


ChCh at risk of losing pre-quake memories

18 March 2013

Christchurch people are at risk of pre-quake memories of the city being forgotten, a University of Canterbury historian says.


Cheaper electricity system for Stewart Island

18 March 2013

UC energy and natural resources engineers are helping the Stewart Island community to select a renewable electricity system to replace their current fossil-fuel-based system.


Global outlook for new UC Quake Centre

18 March 2013

UC will next week launch its new Quake Centre (UCQC) which will become the national hub working with industry on joint venture earthquake engineering research projects.


UC student has music degree by the age of 18

18 March 2013

A University of Canterbury student, who has just finished runner-up in the national concerto piano competition, has earned a Bachelor of Music degree at the age of just 18.


Obama's classmate to talk about Lincoln movie

18 March 2013

The University of Canterbury historian Peter Field, who was a classmate of US President Barack Obama, will give a public lecture on campus this week about the Steven Spielberg


Scientists discover a new way of assembling atoms

18 March 2013

University of Canterbury scientists have discovered a new way of assembling atoms that could lead to increases in the power of cellphones, computer tablets and memory sticks.


Visiting Oxford physicist researching cancer

15 March 2013

A visiting University of Oxford lecturer is researching medical imaging at University of Canterbury to help in the treatment of cancer and other disease.