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  1. 8 May 2023 – Electricity, Energy, Engineering, Nanotechnology, Wearable Technology

    Why you don’t want ‘phantom energy’ on a spacecraft

    Measuring and removing ‘phantom’ levels of electricity from energy harvesting devices has been challenging – until now, say University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 3 April 2023 – Cars, Road Safety, Technology, Traffic, Transport

    Giving Australians ‘smart’ incentives to drive safe

    Personalised driver feedback and financial incentives are new strategies that address Australia’s increasing road trauma, say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 26 March 2023 – Climate Change, Energy, Housing, Nanotechnology, Smart materials

    Nano inks could change how we use energy

    New ‘phase change inks’ control temperatures in our environments to reduce our energy consumption for a sustainable future says University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 7 March 2023 – Artificial Intelligence, Discrimination, Gender, International Women's Day 2023, Women

    The women putting intelligence in artificial intelligence

    On International Women's Day, University of Melbourne experts say it’s crucial women play a role in AI innovation and education to combat gender discrimination.

  5. 2 March 2023 – Artificial Intelligence, Cities, Climate, Sustainability, Urban Design

    Creating digital twins to save our cities

    Digital technologies that allow experts to recreate and predict future city environments are key to sustainable urban design, say University of Melbourne expert

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 11 November 2022 – Data, Hacking, Health Data, Internet Security, Privacy

    Medibank’s hack tells us privacy laws need to change

    Medibank’s data breach exposes how Australia’s most vulnerable have the most to lose when private information is made public say University of Melbourne experts