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International tourists value sustainability and respecting the environment

International tourists value sustainability and respecting the environment

A new study shedding light on tourist's sustainability practices, suggests that international tourists mainly values sustainability and protecting the environment. The research tells more...
As deposited NsARC TiO2. (a) Stainless-steel substrate with 10 μm thick coating. (b) Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) image of coating surface morphology with mille-feuilles and strobili structures indicated. (c) SEM fracture surface cross-section showing mille-feuilles columns and strobili dendrites both with strong z-orientation. (d) High magnification SEM image of side-view of a mille-feuilles column. (e) Bright field TEM image of a mille-feuilles column, probably rotated 90° relative to (d).

Shape-changing element holds key to anti-bacterial coating

Undoubtedly, TiO2 has received much attention as a possible antimicrobial material due to its well-known photocatalytic activity (PCA) and self-cleaning properties. It is used in sunscreens...
UC Associate Professor of Marketing Ekant Veer (pictured right), of the College of Business and Law, says the All Right? campaign’s approach to social media ticked all the right boxes. All Right? manager Sue Turner says Facebook has helped to open up and normalise conversations about health and wellbeing.

Social media can improve lives post-disaster: study

Social media plays a major role in our health and wellbeing following a disaster. It can increase happiness and nurture your social circle. But depending...
Dr Aaron Marshall (left), and Chemical and Process Engineering Master’s student Jonathan Ring (right) receive their Innovation Jumpstart award from KiwiNet CEO James Hutchinson.

New zero-waste tech aims to save environment from toxic acid waste

Associate Professor of Engineering Dr. Aaron Marshall and Chemical and Process Engineering Master's understudy Jonathan Ring have built up an award-winning, just about a...
UC Professor Mathieu Sellier receives Innovation Jumpstart award from KiwiNet CEO James Hutchinson.

Multi-axis spin coating creates new manufacturing opportunities

New research aims to bring multi-axis coating technology to rounded objects, which could disrupt a range of industries and create multi-million-dollar opportunities.
UC researcher Dr Matthew Cowan receives his Innovation Jumpstart award and WNT Ventures sponsorship worth $35,000 from Jon Sandbrook, Investment Manager at WNT Ventures.

New technology to reduce petrochemical waste

Petroleum waste is a complex mixture containing different quantities of waste oil, wastewater, sand, and mineral matter. Petroleum industries are responsible for the generation...
University of Canterbury scientist Professor Jack Heinemann

New study links common herbicides and antibiotic resistance

Another examination finds that bacteria create antibiotic resistance up to 100,000 times quicker when presented to the world's most broadly utilized herbicides, Roundup (glyphosate)...
Beneath Lake Taupo lurks a massive volcano whose most recent eruption was later than we thought, according to new research. Evidence of when the next one might be is accumulating in lakeside trees.

Have prehistoric eruptions been lying about their age?

Giant volcanic eruptions are captivating events. These massive events can have a global impact and the idea of a massive ash plume towering 30...
Created by UC scientists, the game ‘Magma Drillers Save Planet Earth’ enables high school students to experience science through educated play and by becoming the stars of the game.

Scientists mix technology, art and roleplay to show teens the earth’s power

Scientists at an exciting hi-tech game named ‘Magma Drillers Save Planet Earth' by combining special effects, science, art, and storytelling. The objective behind developing...