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

  1. 11 June 2020 – Climate Change, Extreme Waves, Floods, Oceanography, Waves

    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.

  2. 24 May 2020 – Artificial Intelligence, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Privacy, Technology

    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?

  3. 12 May 2020 – Artificial Intelligence, COVID-19, Consumer Law, Human-Computer Interaction, Privacy

    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.

  4. 26 April 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Flexible Working, Privacy, Work

    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.

  5. 7 May 2020 – COVID-19, Coronavirus, Fake News, Internet, Social Media

    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.

  6. 1 May 2020 – 3D Printing, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Innovation, Medical Devices

    3D printing medical equipment for COVID-19

    3D printing is proving ideal for designing and prototyping medical personal protective equipment during COVID-19 pandemic say University of Melbourne experts.

  7. 24 April 2020 – COVID-19, Civil Rights, Democracy, Metadata, Privacy

    Do we really need a tracking app and can we trust it?

    Privacy must be central to any COVID-19 app, but there are other ways to track infections and an app may not work anyway, say University of Melbourne experts.

  8. 23 April 2020 – Board Games, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Games, Play

    Board gaming to keep the fun in being at home

    At a time of self-isolation board games offer interaction, variety and challenges, and don't have to be about winning, says a University of Melbourne expert

  9. 20 April 2020 – Broadband, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Internet, Technology

    Can our internet cope with so many of us at home?

    More of us are schooling, working and streaming from home amid COVID-19; University of Melbourne looks at whether our internet can cope with the pandemic load.