Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
Covid-19: A challenge and an opportunity for public transport
COVID-19 has raised doubts over mass public transport, but connective tech offers a way to keep everyone moving sustainably, say University of Melbourne experts
Launching the SpIRIT satellite
University of Melbourne researchers describe plans to build the SpIRIT satellite– to be launched in space by 2022, with Australian and Italian Space Agencies.
A little bird didn’t tell me
The hack attack on Twitter was aimed at financial gain, but what happens when hacking turns political? University of Melbourne experts look at what is needed.
Extreme waves set to be bigger and more frequent
As the planet warms University of Melbourne researchers warn extreme wave events appear set to be bigger and happen more often, threatening increased flooding.
When tools for a health emergency become tools of oppression
Surveillance technology and powers deployed to combat COVID-19 can and are being used to threaten civil freedoms, University of Melbourne experts warn.
The danger of surveillance tech post COVID-19
Facial recognition technology is one tool in the fight against COVID-19; but University of Melbourne experts ask if surveillance tech going to stick around?
The privacy paradox: why we let ourselves be monitored
Devices like digital assistants are convenient but why do we trade off our privacy? University of Melbourne experts give some simple steps on staying private.
Are our new virtual workplaces equitable?
COVID-19 has changed the way many of us work, but University of Melbourne experts say our new virtual workplaces raise questions over equity.
The truth is out there (if only I could find it)
COVID-19 has generated an information overload for many of us; University of Melbourne experts say we need relevant and concise updates without false hope.