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  1. 16 July 2017 – Algorithms, Death, Immortality, Information technology, Social Media

    Want to live forever? Here’s how

    Soon we will be able to 'talk' to the dead; technologies will use Internet histories to create realistic online presences, write University of Melbourne experts

  2. 13 July 2017 – 3D Printing, Chemical engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing, Regenerative

    How objects could soon ‘heal’ themselves

    University of Melbourne researchers have developed a gel that self-heals like living tissue, which could make cracked phone screens a thing of the past.

  3. 6 July 2017 – Ageing, Gaming, Information technology, Virtual Reality

    Ageing in a virtual world

    A team of older people is helping University of Melbourne researchers develop virtual reality technology to encourage social participation and healthy ageing.

  4. 3 July 2017 – Building Codes, Cladding, Fires, nanoclay

    Nanoclay can stop cladding fires spreading

    University of Melbourne researchers have found that treating cladding with nanoclay can stop cladding fires like the Grenfell fire from spreading

  5. 2 July 2017 – Computers, Cyber-attack, Encryption , Privacy, Terrorism

    What kind of rear window into encryption do the Five Eyes want?

    As the government plans to force tech firms to decrypt messages to help "thwart" terrorism, University of Melbourne experts say it could make us more vulnerable

  6. 12 May 2017 – Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Enzymes, Military, Sustainability

    From laundry to weapon disposal: The role of enzyme mimics

    A University of Melbourne team have created an enzyme mimic that makes laundry detergent more effective in cold washes and may help safely dispose of sarin gas.

  7. 2 May 2017 – Algorithms, Computer Science, Engineering, Epilepsy, Neuro-engineering

    Q&A: How algorithms are fighting epilepsy

    A team of neuro-engineers from the University of Melbourne are developing an algorithm to fight epilepsy, by predicting when a seizure might strike.

  8. 1 May 2017 – Social Media, Transport, Travel, Uber, ridesharing

    Ridesharing goes social

    Our social media networks will play a role in how we travel in the future, University of Melbourne research looks at collaborative activity-based ridesharing.

  9. 13 April 2017 – Chemical engineering, Chocolate, Food, Food Sciences, Manufacturing

    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.