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

  1. 21 September 2017 – Aerodynamics, Aerospace Engineering, Aircraft, Flying, Passenger Jets

    Will Sydney-London ever be ‘weekend-able’?

    Will non-stop flights from Sydney to London be affordable? And will we ever be able to get there quicker? A University of Melbourne expert explains.

  2. 19 September 2017 – Aerospace Engineering, Alumni, Satellites, Space, University of Melbourne

    The students who built Australia’s first satellite

    The surprising story of a group of University of Melbourne students who in 1970 built and launched Australia's first satellite, Australis OSCAR 5, into space.

  3. 14 September 2017 – Antarctica, Climate change, Rogue Waves, Southern Ocean, Waves

    Exploring the birthplace of monster waves

    A University of Melbourne researcher joined an Antarctic expedition to explore what rogue waves can tell us about the impact of global climate change.

  4. 12 September 2017 – Artificial Intelligence, Bio-engineering, Implant, Prosthetics, Robots

    Part human, part robot: The future of medical implantables

    Research is constantly expanding what implantable medical electronic devices can do. A University of Melbourne expert looks at where we're heading.

  5. 18 August 2017 – Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Future, Robotics, Robots

    Three ways we’re ‘making friends’ with robots

    Robotic limbs, robot coaches and swarm applications are just three ways robots are changing how we live, according to University of Melbourne experts.

  6. 27 July 2017 – Algorithms, Epilepsy, Forecasting, Neuro-engineering, Seizures

    Predicting epileptic seizures, just like the weather

    University of Melbourne researchers can now predict the likelihood someone with epilepsy will have a seizure that day, paving the way for a forecasting app.

  7. 16 July 2017 – Algorithms, Death, Immortality, Information technology, Social Media

    Want to live forever? Here’s how

    Soon we will be able to 'talk' to the dead; technologies will use Internet histories to create realistic online presences, write University of Melbourne experts

  8. 13 July 2017 – 3D Printing, Chemical engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing, Regenerative

    How objects could soon ‘heal’ themselves

    University of Melbourne researchers have developed a gel that self-heals like living tissue, which could make cracked phone screens a thing of the past.

  9. 6 July 2017 – Ageing, Gaming, Information technology, Virtual Reality

    Ageing in a virtual world

    A team of older people is helping University of Melbourne researchers develop virtual reality technology to encourage social participation and healthy ageing.