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

  1. 25 December 2018 – Board Games, Games, Human Computer Interface, Play, Technology

    Loving the bits and pieces

    The ongoing popularity and variety of board games can teach us about how we can better design human-technology interfaces, says University of Melbourne expert.

  2. 18 December 2018 – Energy, Greenhouse Gases, Hydrogen Economy, Hydrogen Fuel, Renewable Energy

    Hydrogen: Has its time come?

    The promise of a Hydrogen Economy has waxed and waned, but the falling cost of renewable energy could be a game changer, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 11 December 2018 – Culture, Exhibitions, Learning Analytics, Museums, Tourism

    How does learning happen in museums?

    University of Melbourne researchers have used Bluetooth technology to track how visitors at Melbourne Museum interact with the exhibits.

  4. 4 December 2018 – Bio-engineering, Bionics, Neuro-engineering, Neuroscience, Stentrode

    Stimulating the brain – without major surgery

    University of Melbourne researchers have shown the Stentrode, a tiny device inserted next to the motor cortex, can stimulate, as well as record, brain activity.

  5. 20 November 2018 – Building Codes, Cladding, Fires

    The particles making building cladding fire-safe

    University of Melbourne researchers and industry have found that tiny ceramic particles can make plastic-backed cladding fire-safe for building.

  6. 19 November 2018 – Australia, Australian Politics, Electricity, Energy, Renewable Energy

    If all else fails, do the conventional thing

    Government intervention in our National Electricity Market is now common; a University of Melbourne expert warns that without a national approach, we're at risk

  7. 31 October 2018 – Building and Planning, Climate Change, Disasters, Modelling, Natural Disasters

    Preparing for our new extremes

    University of Melbourne research has developed a new tools in disaster-resilience modelling; as we face the effects of extreme climate change and disasters.

  8. 30 October 2018 – Artificial Intelligence, Cars, Driverless cars, Human-Computer Interaction, Traffic

    Giving driverless vehicles the human touch

    University of Melbourne researchers are investigating how to program driverless vehicles to respond to pedestrian cues, to keep traffic safe and flowing.

  9. 21 October 2018 – Bridges, Engineering, Infrastructure, Technology, Transport

    A bridge too far?

    Cutting-edge technologies from the University of Melbourne are helping ensure the safety of Australian bridges, as well as sustainable transport infrastructure.

  10. 13 September 2018 – Brain, Epilepsy, Forecasting, Neuro-engineering, Seizures

    Forecasting the cycle of epileptic seizures

    New University of Melbourne research confirms most people experience epileptic seizures in cycles, and a new seizure forecasting app can help them plan.