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The threat of global sea level rise

Changes taking place in the oceans around Antarctica could result in an abrupt rise in global sea level, according to a Victoria University of Wellington led study.

Sep 30, 2014
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Creating low-cost solar energy

Work by PhD student Alex Barker, under the supervision of Dr Justin Hodgkiss, a senior lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, is helping to improve the efficiency of next generation solar ...

Oct 08, 2014
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Rare material key to computer advances

Researchers from Victoria University of Wellington have answered fundamental questions about a rare class of materials that could lead to faster, more reliable memory storage in computers.

Jun 19, 2014
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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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Soaking up the sun

When it comes to solar power, it's a case of the more blue the better according to Victoria University of Wellington researcher Dr Jonathan Halpert.

Jun 26, 2014
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2013 New Zealand's warmest winter on record

The world continued to warm last year, according to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, with some Southern Hemisphere countries, including New Zealand, having one of their warmest years on record.

Jul 18, 2014
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