Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
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.
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.
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.
Loving the bits and pieces
The ongoing popularity and variety of board games can teach us about how we can better design human-technology interfaces, says University of Melbourne expert.
Hydrogen: Has its time come?
The promise of a Hydrogen Economy has waxed and waned, but the falling cost of renewable energy could be a game changer, says a University of Melbourne expert.
How does learning happen in museums?
University of Melbourne researchers have used Bluetooth technology to track how visitors at Melbourne Museum interact with the exhibits.
Stimulating the brain – without major surgery
University of Melbourne researchers have shown the Stentrode, a tiny device inserted next to the motor cortex, can stimulate, as well as record, brain activity.
The particles making building cladding fire-safe
University of Melbourne researchers and industry have found that tiny ceramic particles can make plastic-backed cladding fire-safe for building.
If all else fails, do the conventional thing
Government intervention in our National Electricity Market is now common; a University of Melbourne expert warns that without a national approach, we're at risk