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

  1. 8 February 2024 – Philosophy, Pop Music, Social Media, Swiftposium, Taylor Swift

    ‘Anti-hero’: A philosophical take on Taylor’s existential authenticity

    A University of Melbourne expert asks what it means to be ‘authentic’ when you are a mega-celebrity, like Taylor Swift, in the digital age

  2. 10 January 2024 – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Information technology, Privacy, Social Media, Technology

    We need to keep Big Tech in check

    A University of Melbourne expert says balanced regulation and better-resourced regulators would work harder to protect Australians from online scams and fraud.

  3. 11 November 2015 – Engineering, Sustainability, Technology, Water, Water Management

    Anything but a drip: Working on the worldwide water crisis

    Professor Peter Scales on Australia's water resilience and new technologies to improve global water efficiencies.

  4. 5 December 2023 – Antarctica, COP28, Climate Change, Ice, Southern Ocean

    The Southern Ocean is Earth’s climate ‘engine room’

    A multi-camera shipboard monitoring system is giving University of Melbourne researchers much-needed measurements of wind, waves and ice in the Antarctic

  5. 28 November 2023 – Athletes, Health, Mechanical Engineering, Polar, Sports

    The elite athlete training for an extreme Arctic race in a fridge

    An ultra-marathon runner is training in a University of Melbourne research refrigerator with a team of engineers ahead of a 230-kilometre Arctic race.

  6. 14 November 2023 – Affordable Housing, Building and Planning, Construction, Housing, Prefabrication

    How Australia’s prefab industry can help the housing crisis

    Prefabrication is a practical solution to meet Victoria’s urgent housing needs, providing speedy, cost-efficient dwellings, say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 27 October 2023 – Accessibility, Cognitive Disability, Disability, Engineering, Gaming

    Kids with disability are gamers too

    Working with an eight-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, University of Melbourne researchers have co-designed a bespoke video game controller.

  8. 19 September 2023 – Alzheimer's, Brain, Dementia, Elderly, Eyes

    Why everybody living with dementia needs regular eye tests

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a guide to support people living with dementia to see as well as possible, for as long as possible.

  9. 12 September 2023 – Climate Change, Engineering, Extreme weather, Floods, Modelling

    The new model powering faster flood predictions

    A new simplified hydrodynamic model by University of Melbourne researchers predicts flooding quickly – reducing flood forecasting time from days to seconds.