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

  1. 28 March 2018 – Education, STEM, Schools, Students, Teaching

    Breaking next-gen scientists out of the lab

    The next generation of scientists needs to collaborate and innovate, so educators will need to adjust says the University of Melbourne's Robin Batterham

  2. 21 March 2018 – Mining, Personal safety, Technology, Wearable Technology, Workplace Health and Safety

    Sensing a serious problem

    New wearable technology, that includes the University of Melbourne, could help people working in harsh environments, like mining, to monitor their own wellbeing

  3. 19 March 2018 – Ageing, Dementia, Psychiatry, Robotics, Robots

    How robots can reach out

    University of Melbourne research looks at how robots in the future could free up carers of patients with early onset dementia for more emotional interaction

  4. 15 March 2018 – Engineering, Healing, Physiotherapy, Sports, Virtual Reality

    Using virtual reality to treat real-world injuries

    The CAREN system, a biomechanical technology that uses virtual reality, is helping University of Melbourne researchers to treat, and even prevent, injuries.

  5. 14 March 2018 – Education, Engineering, Gender, STEM, Women

    Engineering gender equality

    Why aren't more women studying engineering? A University of Melbourne expert says the lack of role models in specific areas of the discipline needs to change.

  6. 8 March 2018 – Cities, Energy, Housing, Melbourne, Sustainability

    Does it pay to improve your home's efficiency?

    University of Melbourne researchers have shown how long it will take homeowners to 'pay off' energy efficiency retrofits in 31 local government areas.

  7. 4 March 2018 – Australia, Drought, Environment, Water, Water Management

    Repairing the Murray-Darling Basin

    After years of degradation to the Murray-Darling Basin - University of Melbourne researchers are seeing positive results from limiting and returning river water

  8. 27 February 2018 – Climate Change, Drought, Sustainability, Water, Water Management

    Avoiding Day Zero in Australia

    University of Melbourne researchers have created a model for managing Australian cities' water supplies in order to prevent a repeat of Cape Town's water crisis

  9. 22 February 2018 – Art, Artificial Intelligence, Computers, Mathematics, Visual Arts

    When computers make art

    Artificial intelligence is making art that appears as good as that made by humans. A University of Melbourne mathematician and artist examines what is going on.

  10. 18 February 2018 – Child Development, Computer Gaming, Gaming, Minecraft, Play

    What are kids getting out of playing Minecraft?

    Parents worry about the screen time of young kids, but is digital play just another form of play? A University of Melbourne expert investigates using Minecraft.