Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
Should we work with or turn off AI?
A University of Melbourne expert says artificial intelligence is already impacting on how we work – and we need to define any human-computer collaboration now.
Mimicking nature’s own plastic
Amino acid polypeptides are nature's own plastic and University of Melbourne researchers are aiming to chemically mimic nature to make fully compostable plastic
A land of drought and flooding rains
University of Melbourne research finds understanding the link between increasing rainfall and dry soil conditions can help us better plan for climate change.
Will a computer take your job?
Although many predict that computers could become smarter than us, a University of Melbourne experts says we shouldn't forget people power in the age of AI.
Reading the body’s electrical signals to treat illness
Embedded devices can treat some chronic illnesses, but a University of Melbourne engineer is now seeking to 'read' our electrical signals to predict symptoms.
The opportunities and risks of decarbonising our transport
Australia is slow in cutting vehicle emissions; a University of Melbourne expert says treating fuel and electricity as a single pool of energy is a good start.
Ocean waves and winds are getting higher and stronger
Using satellite measurements, University of Melbourne researchers show that ocean waves and the winds that generate them have increased over the last 30 years.
Preventing more fish deaths in the lower Darling
A new report for the government, led by the University of Melbourne, says climate change was a cause of the recent mass fish deaths in the lower Darling River.
What a second flaw in Switzerland’s sVote means for NSW’s iVote
A team including a University of Melbourne expert finds a second flaw in the verification process of the SwissVote system that could exist in NSW's iVote.
Why we need to use water desalination plants early
Turning on the Wonthaggi water desalination plant now will save money in the long run and head off an emergency later say University of Melbourne experts