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Apps
Christchurch startup looks to fix voicemail headaches
Vxt converts voicemails to text for users to read via app or email. 
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Gaming
Govt & Canterbury Uni pour $7m into gaming research
The funding will be used to boost the University of Canterbury’s Applied Immersive Gaming Initiative, which will research and accelerate public use of immersing gaming applications.
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Experts: Why the Black Hole Photo matters
“We are validating our deepest ideas about the physical world by testing them in the most extreme environment we can imagine.”
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Digital Transformation
Christchurch: The city & its graduates undergoing tech transformation
If there’s one city in New Zealand that has been in a constant state of transformation, Christchurch stands out - and it’s shaping graduates’ lives.
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Canterbury Uni researcher on a mission to advance rocket technology
“It is a long-term solution to make it easier, faster and cheaper to launch a rocket, making technology that relies on this more accessible."
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UC senior lecturer a finalist in Kiwi innovation awards
Dr Deborah Crittenden has been named as a finalist for her efforts in research behind an 'infinitely' rechargeable battery.
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Entries for global green city competition open
Selva Ganapathy and Joyce Chen from the College of Business and Law, University of Canterbury, Christchurch were the APAC winners in 2017.
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New Zealand student uses milk protein to 3D-imprint cells that could possibly regrow limbs
A University of Canterbury PhD student is using milk protein to 3D-imprint muscle and bone cells...
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University of Canterbury becomes VR hub for New Zealand's next generation
"There is so much call for people who really understand how to work with this new technology, and we are primed to educate the next generation."
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Big Data
University of Canterbury embraces cloud computing and big data
The University of Canterbury has pulled off an Australasian first and is using cloud infrastructure and big data analytics to empower teachers.
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Smart Machines
University of Canterbury hosts future tech event for Kiwi students
"E-Week provides an opportunity for curious young minds to get hands-on experience, visit local companies, program a robot and build a lab-on-a-chip."
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Informal learning opportunities abundant during holidays
Summer holidays can lead to a drop in children’s learning levels when they are left to electronic devices.
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Disaster Recovery
Digitally archiving important as Canterbury earthquake anniversary approaches
UoC Professor Paul Millar believes it’s never been more important to focus on preserving the record of what Canterbury went through.
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Humanoid robot helps Canterbury students answer some big questions
University of Canterbury psychology researchers are working with a robot known as Baxter to understand human-robot interaction such as trust, cooperation, social behaviour, aggression and moral decision-making.
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Graduate develops website to connect researchers with participants
Sam Jarman hopes the website will increase the number of participants involved in research projects, leading to more reliable and statistically sound results.
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Kiwi university student to provide Tonga with hybrid power
A University of Canterbury postgraduate electrical and computer engineering student is designing a hybrid renewable energy power system for the Ha’apai Island group in Tonga.
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Industry experts to discuss Christchurch's digital future
Christchurch is unique in the world, combining the rollout of Ultra-Fast Broadband with the rebuilding of the city following its devastating earthquakes.
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University of Canterbury student to produce health and safety app
Tablet based systems are at the forefront of the construction industry with regards to health and safety as well as pricing and work scoping.
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Educational game proves a win for social skills...
"The results of the study show that our computer game improved the social skills of the participants significantly more than the psychologist-led group intervention."
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Apps
Childchat app assists with early education
"The way I see it is that parents are going to Google, or read numerous books looking for this information."
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Glassjar seeks spark from Lightning Lab
Two University of Canterbury graduates are pitching their software programme Glassjar to Lightning Lab in the hope of receiving follow-on funding to assist their product’s growth in the global market.
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Research grants awarded to find a ‘better internet’
Around the country this week recipients of several InternetNZ grants were a step closer to realising their research goals.
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Digital technology could transform music education
Music education needs to be more open to the use of digital technology says a University of Canterbury researcher.
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Google Glass
Seeing Christchurch through new eyes
People will soon be able to walk the streets of Christchurch and see how it was before the earthquake using a wearable augmented reality device developed by the University of Canterbury.