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

  1. 26 August 2019 – Bio-engineering, Biomedicine, Cells, Health, Medicine

    Engineering magnetics to grow human tissue

    Tissue engineering can restore damaged or lost tissue; University of Melbourne research is working to scale up the technology to regenerate human organs.

  2. 23 August 2019 – Air Pollutants, Cities, Pollution, Respiratory diseases, White Night

    Simulating smog

    Melbournians can try some of the world's dirtiest air at art installation, Pollution Pods; a University of Melbourne expert compares Australia's air pollution.

  3. 19 August 2019 – Banking, Consumer Protection, Data, Privacy, Social Media

    Why that Instagram post may cost you more than you think

    We need greater transparency around how our social media data will be used by banks, and how to challenge their decisions say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 15 August 2019 – Cybersecurity, Data, Encryption , Melbourne, Privacy

    Two data points enough to spot you in open transport records

    University of Melbourne researchers have re-identified themselves and others in supposedly anonymous Myki datasets - highlighting a risk to privacy and safety.

  5. 6 August 2019 – Digital, Mental Health, Mobile Apps, Mobile Phones, Psychology

    Could your smartphone become your therapist?

    Digital mental healthcare can potentially help people, but University of Melbourne research finds the relationship between patient and therapist remains key.

  6. 22 July 2019 – Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, Regulations, Robots

    Should we work with or turn off AI?

    A University of Melbourne expert says artificial intelligence is already impacting on how we work – and we need to define any human-computer collaboration now.

  7. 3 July 2019 – Amino Acid, Environment, Plastics, Pollution, Sustainability

    Mimicking nature’s own plastic

    Amino acid polypeptides are nature's own plastic and University of Melbourne researchers are aiming to chemically mimic nature to make fully compostable plastic

  8. 1 July 2019 – Cities, Climate Change, Extreme weather, Infrastructure, Water Management

    A land of drought and flooding rains

    University of Melbourne research finds understanding the link between increasing rainfall and dry soil conditions can help us better plan for climate change.

  9. 23 June 2019 – Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Computers, Human-Computer Interaction, Robots

    Will a computer take your job?

    Although many predict that computers could become smarter than us, a University of Melbourne experts says we shouldn't forget people power in the age of AI.