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

  1. 12 April 2017 – Augmented Reality, Physiotherapy, Pokémon Go, Teaching, Virtual Reality

    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.

  2. 6 April 2017 – Human-Computer Interaction, Implant, Insertable technology, Microchips, Technology

    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.

  3. 5 April 2017 – Computational Geometry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Visual Arts, Visualisation

    The art of maths

    A series of computer generated images on display at the George Paton Gallery show the beauty of mathematics.

  4. 24 March 2017 – Engineering, Sanitation, Wastewater, Water, Water Management

    Taking the sludge out of wastewater

    Finding better ways to separate liquids from solids when treating wastewater means the costs of sanitation can be reduced, making it globally available.

  5. 14 March 2017 – Big Data, Information technology, Internet Security, Privacy

    Is digital connectivity threatening your privacy?

    Changes to online behaviour and the law are needed to ensure we reap the benefits of technological innovation without threatening our privacy.

  6. 5 March 2017 – Elections, Electronic Voting, Internet Security, West Australian Election 2016, iVote

    iVote West Australia: Who voted for you?

    Voters casting online ballots must be able to trust the process. In a world where hackers have been accused of meddling in elections, iVote is not the answer.

  7. 3 March 2017 – Air Pollutants, Fragrance Chemicals, Preventive Medicine

    Fragrance fallout

    Fragrances are put in all sorts of products but the chemicals that make our air smell sweet are making about a third of us feel sick, according to research

  8. 16 February 2017 – Big Data, Culture, Melbourne, Visual Arts, White Night

    Big Data projects big things for White Night

    Using algorithms to analyse large amounts of social media data can tell us a great deal about how visitors experience White Night.

  9. 6 February 2017 – Big Data, Critical Thinking, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Reasoning, SWARM

    Making big sense of big data: The quest to improve human reasoning

    US intelligence is investing millions of dollars in a global research effort to boost analytical thinking by unlocking the reason in crowds

  10. 31 January 2017 – Blindness, Lasers, Vision Australia, Vision-Impaired

    Laser device will see what the eyes cannot

    Spotting hazards like potholes is difficult for those with vision impairments - but a new laser device could change that, giving users greater independence.