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From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.

  1. 11 February 2019 – Data, Encryption , Internet Security, Law, Privacy

    Is it really a myth that our data isn’t safe?

    A University of Melbourne expert argues that new Australian encryption legislation aimed exposing serious criminals might undermine our data security too.

  2. 22 January 2019 – Fish Kill, Murray-Darling River Basin, Water Management

    How did it come to this?

    The latest fish-kill on the Darling River highlights the need for the full implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan says University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 13 January 2019 – Crowdsourcing, Data, Healthcare, Pain, Physiotherapy

    Crowdsourcing the problem of low back pain

    University of Melbourne research finds that crowdsourcing information from people who suffer low back pain can provide other sufferers with much-needed support.

  4. 25 December 2018 – Board Games, Games, Human Computer Interface, Play, Technology

    Loving the bits and pieces

    The ongoing popularity and variety of board games can teach us about how we can better design human-technology interfaces, says University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 18 December 2018 – Energy, Greenhouse Gases, Hydrogen Economy, Hydrogen Fuel, Renewable Energy

    Hydrogen: Has its time come?

    The promise of a Hydrogen Economy has waxed and waned, but the falling cost of renewable energy could be a game changer, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 11 December 2018 – Culture, Exhibitions, Learning Analytics, Museums, Tourism

    How does learning happen in museums?

    University of Melbourne researchers have used Bluetooth technology to track how visitors at Melbourne Museum interact with the exhibits.

  7. 4 December 2018 – Bio-engineering, Bionics, Neuro-engineering, Neuroscience, Stentrode

    Stimulating the brain – without major surgery

    University of Melbourne researchers have shown the Stentrode, a tiny device inserted next to the motor cortex, can stimulate, as well as record, brain activity.

  8. 20 November 2018 – Building Codes, Cladding, Fires

    The particles making building cladding fire-safe

    University of Melbourne researchers and industry have found that tiny ceramic particles can make plastic-backed cladding fire-safe for building.

  9. 19 November 2018 – Australia, Australian Politics, Electricity, Energy, Renewable Energy

    If all else fails, do the conventional thing

    Government intervention in our National Electricity Market is now common; a University of Melbourne expert warns that without a national approach, we're at risk