News archive 2013

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24 June 2013

A University of Canterbury research team is investigating a new type of design for multi-storey timber buildings to successfully withstand earthquakes.

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20 June 2013

New Zealanders have a tendency to lump people together in groups such as the poor and those on welfare benefits, and write them off as irredeemable, a UC researcher says.

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19 June 2013

UC researchers have found that the biotechnologies used in north American staple crop production are lowering yields and increasing pesticide use compared to western Europe.

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17 June 2013

University of Canterbury sports lecturer Hugh Galvan is working with the Manu Samoa rugby team in its test series in South Africa.

Post-quake issues of landlords, tenants studied

17 June 2013

The standard commercial lease used in NZ does not contain provisions governing many of the situations that landlords, tenants have dealt with post-quake says a UC researcher.

More research into swallowing difficulties needed

17 June 2013

A University of Canterbury researcher says more research is needed to help those affected by dysphagia, or swallowing difficulties, after a stroke.

Rebuild an opportunity to conserve drinking water

13 June 2013

Chch residents have the chance to drink almost pure water if the city conserves high quality groundwater for drinking purposes, a UC water expert says.

Businesses app seeks temporary employees

12 June 2013

A University of Canterbury PhD student has created an app for businesses seeking temporary employees.

UC researchers out to demystify smart grids

11 June 2013

UC researchers have produced a white paper on smart grids that reviews the challenges facing the transmission and distribution industries.

Death by robot - who will be to blame says expert

10 June 2013

The autonomous weapon systems - commonly referred to as killer-robots - will, in the near future, come from the air not the ground, a UC robot expert says.