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

  1. 27 January 2023 – Electricity, Engineering, Nanotechnology, Renewable Energy, Wearable Technology

    Harvesting big energy from small movement

    University of Melbourne researchers have collaborated on a new material that can harvest up to 400 times more energy from movement than currently possible

  2. 4 January 2023 – Artificial Intelligence, Digital Ethics, Information technology, Social Media, Visual Arts

    What’ll be big in 2023? AI, that’s what

    Artificial Intelligence image generators and chatbots, like ChatGPT, are everywhere, but a University of Melbourne expert says AI has more surprises in store

  3. 23 November 2022 – Big Data, Data, Internet, Science Gallery Melbourne , Social Media

    The sound of your internet history

    Humans now connect through the tech frenzy of social media. Science Gallery’s SWARM explores the legacy we leave behind, say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 20 October 2022 – Agriculture, Farming, Fertiliser, Food Security, Nitrogen Pollution

    Smart fertilisers for food security

    Fertilisers that increase nitrogen efficiency may boost crop productivity, while reducing farm costs and environmental harm say University of Melbourne experts.

  5. 19 July 2022 – Aged Care, Ageing, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Social Policy

    Can robots really be companions for older adults?

    In asking whether social robots can help social isolation among the elderly, we first need to know what older people think, say University of Melbourne experts.

  6. 7 July 2022 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Energy, Ventilation, Workplace

    Reducing COVID-19 transmission without costing the Earth

    New University of Melbourne research has tested more energy efficient ventilation alternatives for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in office buildings.

  7. 4 July 2022 – Artificial Intelligence, Law, Lawyers, Privacy, Technology

    Lawyers must adapt to the age of digitalisation

    Facial recognition technology highlights the need for lawyers to be trained in the legal risks of emerging technologies say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 1 July 2022 – Agriculture, Bees, Biosecurity, Varroa destructor , Viruses

    Feral honeybees key to controlling deadly parasite

    To combat the Varroa destructor parasite attacking honeybees, Australia also needs to target feral bee populations, say University of Melbourne and RMIT experts

  9. 28 June 2022 – Alzheimer's, Dementia, Electrical Engineering, Memory, Neuroscience

    A window on memory loss in Alzheimer’s

    By observing the brain in action with a miniscope, University of Melbourne experts find evidence memory loss in Alzheimer’s may partly be a signalling problem.