Victoria University

Pain makes people more charitable

(Phys.org) —A study involving Victoria University researchers supports the longstanding theory that taking part in extreme, painful rituals increases prosocial behaviours and attitudes including making ...

Jul 17, 2013
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New Zealand women buck global voting trend

Research carried out at Victoria University has found little difference in how men and women cast their party vote at the 2011 New Zealand general election, except in the case of one political party.

Jun 25, 2013
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Smart solution for seismic shaking

Pioneering technology developed at Victoria University has been shown to protect valuable equipment from up to 90 per cent of the forces generated by earthquakes.

Jun 13, 2013
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Samoan dictionary: A much needed update

A Victoria University academic aims to use his newly acquired skills to create an updated Samoan language dictionary on the web, as well as a larger collection of work documenting the language.

May 29, 2013
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Bedrock breakthrough in Antarctica

(Phys.org)—A team of scientists from nine nations, led by Victoria University's Dr Nancy Bertler, have made a huge breakthrough in Antarctica—successfully drilling more than 760m through the ice to the ...

Jan 07, 2013
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Researcher explores the potential of graphene

Research by Victoria University Professor Uli Zuelicke is contributing to the global race to unlock the potential of graphene, a new material taken from graphite that scientists say could be a game changer for new electronic ...

Oct 11, 2012
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