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

  1. 5 April 2020 – COVID-19, Privacy, Surveillance

    The cost to freedom in the war against COVID-19

    Mass digital surveillance is being used around the world to control COVID-19. University of Melbourne experts warn of the risks to citizens' privacy and freedom

  2. 2 April 2020 – Computer Gaming, Emotions, Mobile Phones, Psychology, Social Media

    Do devices help us regulate our emotions?

    Digital technologies help us work, play, socialise and relax; University of Melbourne researchers are now finding they may also help us regulate our emotions.

  3. 30 March 2020 – COVID-19, Climate Change, Coronavirus, Greenhouse Gases, Pollution

    COVID-19 drop in pollution to be short-lived

    COVID-19’s hit to the global economy is reducing air pollution but the recovery could worsen the environment and emissions, warns University of Melbourne expert

  4. 27 March 2020 – Aged Care, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Elderly, Technology

    Keeping aged care residents connected

    People in aged care homes were already isolated before the COVD-19 crisis but University of Melbourne research finds new technology can help better connect them

  5. 22 March 2020 – Artificial Intelligence, Automated Decision-Making, Cyberattack, Disarmament, Weapons

    Disarmament: What is it good for?

    Efforts to control the weaponisation of new technology need to be brought together under UN's disarmament framework, argues a University of Melbourne expert.

  6. 16 March 2020 – Computer Science, Quantum Computing, Quantum Physics, Qubits, Technology

    Machine learning to scale up the quantum computer

    Machine learning could help precisely locate quantum bits; a crucial step for large-scale silicon quantum computers finds a University of Melbourne-led study.

  7. 7 March 2020 – Bioengineering, Engineering, International Women's Day, Musculoskeletal, Technology

    Seeing inside arthritis

    On International Women's Day, University of Melbourne research develops new technology that can help predict your risk of developing a musculoskeletal condition

  8. 25 February 2020 – Engineering, Mobile Phones, Nanotechnology, Technology, Wearable Technology

    Wearable devices that use human energy

    University of Melbourne researchers are looking at new ways to capture, reuse and recycle energy made by the human body to power wearable electronic devices.

  9. 17 February 2020 – Artificial Intelligence, Consumer Protection, Data, Law, Surveillance

    AI: It’s time for the law to respond

    The law may always be behind technology, but a University of Melbourne expert argues that the sweeping influence of artificial intelligence needs more response.

  10. 14 February 2020 – Alcohol, Artificial Intelligence, Beer, Brewing, Robotics

    A robot nose for a true brew

    The aroma of beer is a key indicator of its quality, now new University of Melbourne technology can ‘sniff’ a beer to help brewers create top notch tasty brews.