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Michael Albrow sm

23 February 2017

A team of University of Canterbury astronomers is helping answer some of the great unknowns about the planets in our galaxy.


Bronwyn Hayward

22 February 2017

Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward is the only New Zealander among the world experts appointed by the UN's IPCC to prepare the Special Report on Global Warming.


Saurabh Bose sm

22 February 2017

Computer components can't just keep getting smaller forever. So how then does the computer continue to become faster, lighter and more energy efficient?


Randolph Grace sm

21 February 2017

Are all of us essentially geniuses at maths, even if we didn't do well at maths in school? University of Canterbury psychologists plan to find out.


UC research targets dozens of incurable diseases

20 February 2017

UC researchers are working on a revolutionary drug-targeting system that could be used to treat a range of fatal, inherited diseases caused by genetic enzyme deficiencies.


UC opens the vibrant Core of future engineering

16 February 2017

On Orientation Day, University of Canterbury students will enter one of New Zealand's most modern and exciting education facilities for the first time.


UC research into what makes plant communities tick

15 February 2017

What makes diverse plant communities like New Zealand's iconic grasslands tick? What allows so many competing species to co-exist? UC scientists are working to find out.


Professor Steven Ratuva

14 February 2017

UC Professor Steven Ratuva has won a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholar Fellowship to carry out research as a visiting professor in the United States.


Drone swarm to locate people post-disaster

09 February 2017

UC researchers are working with Japanese colleagues to develop technologies to enable swarms of drones to locate and triage people hit by natural disasters.


Icetronauts use old bird to measure Antarctic ice

08 February 2017

UC glaciologist Dr Wolfgang Rack is leading the world's first EM-bird measurement of sea-ice thickness, using a 75-year-old aircraft in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.


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