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

  1. 25 March 2019 – Cybersecurity, Elections, Electronic Voting, Encryption , Internet Security

    What a second flaw in Switzerland’s sVote means for NSW’s iVote

    A team including a University of Melbourne expert finds a second flaw in the verification process of the SwissVote system that could exist in NSW's iVote.

  2. 21 March 2019 – Desalination, Drought, Melbourne, Water, Water Management

    Why we need to use water desalination plants early

    Turning on the Wonthaggi water desalination plant now will save money in the long run and head off an emergency later say University of Melbourne experts

  3. 19 March 2019 – Physiotherapy, Sensors, Simulation, Teaching and Learning

    Spinal simulation device for hands-on learning

    University of Melbourne engineers have developed SpinalLog, a sensor device that allows physiotherapy students to simulate and practice spinal mobilisation.

  4. 6 March 2019 – Engineering, International Women's Day, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Women In Science

    Could robots protect us in the surf?

    University of Melbourne researchers are using multi-vehicle robotics to help solve some of the problems faced by humans doing dirty and dangerous jobs

  5. 25 February 2019 – Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Mobile Apps, Mobile Phones, Technology

    Using AI to make your smartphone smarter

    Our smartphones aren't very smart. But University of Melbourne research is working on Artificial Intelligence that predicts when you will reach for your mobile

  6. 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.

  7. 7 February 2019 – Cars, Driverless cars, Engineering, Technology, Transport Technology

    Tackling human error to stop vehicle accidents

    Improving safety is the big driver of transport innovation and the technology focus is now on saving drivers from themselves says University of Melbourne expert

  8. 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.

  9. 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.