Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
Engineering the perfect Easter egg
The key to the perfect chocolate Easter egg is melting cocoa butter at the right temperature during manufacturing, according to the University of Melbourne.
Augmented Reality: Getting under the skin
It began with Pokemon Go, but Augmented Reality or AR has grown up in a unique collaboration between the University of Melbourne and Microsoft.
Four myths about insertable tech and why they’re wrong
As start-up company Epicenter offers to implant microchips in its employees, the University of Melbourne looks at the truth behind insertable technology.
The art of maths
A series of computer generated images on display at the George Paton Gallery show the beauty of mathematics.
Taking the sludge out of wastewater
Finding better ways to separate liquids from solids when treating wastewater means the costs of sanitation can be reduced, making it globally available.
Is digital connectivity threatening your privacy?
Changes to online behaviour and the law are needed to ensure we reap the benefits of technological innovation without threatening our privacy.
iVote West Australia: Who voted for you?
Voters casting online ballots must be able to trust the process. In a world where hackers have been accused of meddling in elections, iVote is not the answer.
Fragrances are put in all sorts of products but the chemicals that make our air smell sweet are making about a third of us feel sick, according to research
Big Data projects big things for White Night
Using algorithms to analyse large amounts of social media data can tell us a great deal about how visitors experience White Night.
Making big sense of big data: The quest to improve human reasoning
US intelligence is investing millions of dollars in a global research effort to boost analytical thinking by unlocking the reason in crowds