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

  1. 29 October 2016 – 3D Printing, Engineering, Movement, Neuroscience, Robotics, Touch

    Robots with a human touch

    Prosthetic arms that ‘talk to the brain’ may offer greater dexterity and sense of touch to people who have lost their limbs.

  2. 29 October 2016 – China, Engineering, Irrigation, Water

    Food that does not waste water

    Automated watering systems and in-ground sensors are helping farmers produce more crops by using less water, sometimes by half.

  3. 29 October 2016 – Engineering, Population Health, Water

    Turning any water into drinking water

    A portable treatment plant the size of a shipping container could offer hope to communities without access to clean water.

  4. 28 October 2016 – Big Data, Data, Encryption , Medicare , Privacy

    Crime and privacy in open data

    Testing the strength of methods used for protecting privacy in open data is critical, and criminalising it will only endanger privacy.

  5. 25 October 2016 – Big Data, Health, Research, Urban Design, Urban Planning, pollution

    Making Big Data deliver

    Australia’s AURIN platform is a unique computing resource tmaking sense of the masses of data researchers are increasingly dealing with to solve problems.

  6. 11 October 2016 – Big Data, Cancer, Citizen Science, Lung Cancer, pollution

    Cleaner safe air needs you!

    Citizen scientists wearing air monitors are key to a big data project aimed at identifying where the bad air is in our cities and driving policy change.

  7. 13 October 2016 – Computer Gaming, Human-Computer Interaction, Popular Culture, Psychology, Survivor

    Survivor: The sport of betrayal

    The reality TV show Survivor is a global phenomenon where betrayal and social skills are central to what is more a sport than a game show.

  8. 29 September 2016 – Big Data, Encryption , Medicare

    Understanding the maths is crucial for protecting privacy

    Researchers have decrypted the service provider ID numbers in a 10% sample of the Medicare Benefits Schedule, raising serious implications around privacy.

  9. 25 September 2016 – Computer Science, Data, Industry impact, LiDAR, Power Lines, Software

    Lasering the lay of the lines

    A novel computer program that processes billions of points of light means we can use laser records to accurately map infrastructure over wide areas.

  10. 12 September 2016 – Bio-engineering, Drug Development, Organ on a chip, Organoids, Pharmacology, biomechanics, fibrosis

    Putting cells through their paces

    Scientists are putting human cells through micro-obstacle courses designed to replicate the mechanics inside our bodies and better test drug effectiveness.