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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...
UC Psychology doctoral student Phillipa Reihana’s research shows a nutritional supplement may help smokers quit.

Vitamins may help smokers quit, study

A new study by the psychologists at the University of Canterbury (UC) demonstrates that minerals and vitamins may lessen cigarette consumption and advance effective stopping. This...
University of Canterbury microbiologist Dr Matthew Stott takes a sample at the Champagne Pool in the Waiotapu geothermal area of the North Island of New Zealand.

The $1 million mystery of 1000 hot springs

By sampling hot pools in the Taupō Volcanic Zone for more than two years, scientists at the University of Canterbury have provided unique insight into...
University of Canterbury doctoral student Philipp Sueltrop, in Electrical and Computer Engineering in UC’s College of Engineering, is working to prevent the effects of fuel slosh in rockets using mathematical algorithms, by predicting movement and adjusting the flight movement before fuel slosh becomes a problem.

Making rocket launching faster, cheaper, better

A noteworthy test of launching rockets is fuel movement inside the tanks impacting the trajectory of rockets through resonance. Substantial mechanical rings inside fuel...
UC MSc student Levi Robinson is working with students from Te Kura o Tuahiwi to sample kōwaro at Tūhaitara Coastal Park in North Canterbury, as part of a BioHeritage Challenge project led by UC Associate Professor Tammy Steeves.

DNA could help save threatened species

University of Canterbury specialists is gathering DNA data from one of Aotearoa New Zealand's most undermined freshwater fish– the Canterbury mudfish (kōwaro) – with...
A 3D MARS image of an ankle viewed from the side where the soft tissue (coloured in red) has been made translucent to show the bones (white) and lipid-like material (yellow) inside the ankle.

First human scanned with next-generation 3D color medical scanner

Scientists at the Universities of Canterbury and Otago have developed a revolutionary new 3D color medical scanner that is expected to revolutionize medical imaging globally. Dubbed as...
Reducing a river's size is likely to reduce its capacity to support predatory fish. Underwater view of the Waimakariri River, Canterbury. Photo credit: Angus McIntosh/University of Canterbury

Shrinking rivers affect fish populations

New research from the University of Canterbury distributed today has discovered that a shrinking river is less able to help larger predatory fish, for...