Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
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
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
Q&A: The ransomware cyber-attack fallout
Computers in 150 countries were attacked by the WannaCry ransomware – we ask University of Melbourne computer experts what we’ve learned from the hack.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Augmented Reality: Getting under the skin
It began with Pokemon Go, but Augmented Reality or AR has grown up in a unique collaboration between the University of Melbourne and Microsoft.
Four myths about insertable tech and why they’re wrong
As start-up company Epicenter offers to implant microchips in its employees, the University of Melbourne looks at the truth behind insertable technology.
The art of maths
A series of computer generated images on display at the George Paton Gallery show the beauty of mathematics.