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

  1. 12 April 2018 – Cars, Driverless cars, Infrastructure, Traffic, Urban Planning

    New fixes for old traffic problems

    University of Melbourne research is bringing transport systems into the 21st century, connecting everything from vehicles and traffic lights, to pavements.

  2. 9 April 2018 – Bio-engineering, Exercise, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Wearable Technology

    Clever socks connecting remote patients and physios

    A University of Melbourne PhD student's wearable tech smart socks, called SoPhy, provide physiotherapists real time, detailed data on patients, even remotely

  3. 28 March 2018 – Cambridge Analytica, Encryption , Facebook, Privacy

    Data privacy and power

    Amid the fallout over harvested Facebook data, University of Melbourne experts argue that we need more control over our data and less of it being collected.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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