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Chch student aims for the stars

Christchurch’s Tom Marsh is one giant leap closer to realising his dream of becoming an astronaut. Marsh, a year 13 student at Burnside High School, was selected for an International Space Camp at Nasa in Huntsville, Alabama. After just finishing the two-week programme, Marsh is as passionate as ever about… Read More »Chch student aims for the stars

$800,000 for earthquake research

A Christchurch earthquake engineer has been awarded an $800,000 grant to continue his research into the Canterbury earthquakes. University of Canterbury civil and natural resources engineering lecturer Brendon Bradley has been awarded the money as part of a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship. Bradley, currently at Stanford University as part of an… Read More »$800,000 for earthquake research

Insects caught in `sex traps'

Alluring sex traps are getting pest insects into sticky situations and putting New Zealand’s apples a bite above their overseas counterparts. Plant and Food Research scientists are eliminating the need to use pesticides with “green” pest control techniques. Plant and Food Research’s Dr Flore Mas is part of a team… Read More »Insects caught in `sex traps'

Music one big experiment for rising star

Recorded in home-built studios made from cupboards, blankets, polystyrene and a bath, Laura Hunter’s first EP, Quiet Underwater, conforms to nothing. It’s as much a reinvention as Hunter’s hometown, post-quake Christchurch. Mashing upbeat pop songs, drum and bass, and everything electronic, it is, she says, “experimental”. Experimentation is her catchphrase.… Read More »Music one big experiment for rising star