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

  1. 9 January 2018 – Architecture, Construction, Manufacturing, Prefabrication, Sustainability

    The future is prefabricated

    Prefabrication can be a more environmentally and socially responsible way to build, and it's going mainstream, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 27 December 2017 – Bionics, Future, Robotics, Science Fiction, Stentrode

    Sounds like science fiction

    Some of the technological innovations of 2017 sound like sci-fi, and several University of Melbourne experts have played a key role in those advances.

  3. 21 December 2017 – Antarctic, Climate, Engineering, Ice, Waves

    What pancake ice tells us about the climate

    At the University of Melbourne, the first fresh-water wave tank of its kind in the world studies how pancake ice forms, telling us more about our climate.

  4. 13 December 2017 – Big Data, Cyber Security, Information, Information technology, Internet

    How small details can create a big problem

    A University of Melbourne cyber-security analysis of a British government agency found system flaws, stressing the need for adequate information protection.

  5. 13 December 2017 – Information technology, Internet, Media, Social Media, Twitter

    How to find the truth on Twitter

    A University of Melbourne team has developed a way of assessing how likely it is that a tweet is a genuine witness account, or a piece of 'fake news'.

  6. 4 December 2017 – Artificial Intelligence, Depression, Mental Health, Mobile Phones, Technology

    4 ways tech can help your mental health

    The headlines say digital technology is bad for our mental health, but University of Melbourne research finds new tech could provide future tools for treatment.

  7. 19 November 2017 – Bullying, Facebook, Online Abuse, Privacy, Social Media

    Facebook, the Government and revenge porn

    Facebook and the Government are piloting a scheme to tackle revenge porn, but University of Melbourne experts ask whether the cost to our privacy is too much.

  8. 19 October 2017 – Engineering, Environment, Innovation, Recycling, Tyres

    Turning old tyres into new roads

    A University of Melbourne innovation turns old tyres into permeable roads and pavements - helping both the environment and our future infrastructure.

  9. 19 October 2017 – Big Data, Data, Future, Mapping, Melbourne

    Crunching the numbers for the common good

    Big data can provide insights and information about the future; a University of Melbourne expert explains how big data can inform Australia's future.