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  1. 18 August 2017 – Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Future, Robotics, Robots

    Three ways we’re ‘making friends’ with robots

    Robotic limbs, robot coaches and swarm applications are just three ways robots are changing how we live, according to University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 2 August 2017 – Energy, Geoexchange, Geothermal, Metro Tunnel Project, Renewable Energy

    Going underground for green energy

    University of Melbourne researchers are piloting geothermal/geoexchange energy for heating and cooling underground railway stations on the Metro Tunnel Project

  3. 27 July 2017 – Algorithms, Epilepsy, Forecasting, Neuro-engineering, Seizures

    Predicting epileptic seizures, just like the weather

    University of Melbourne researchers can now predict the likelihood someone with epilepsy will have a seizure that day, paving the way for a forecasting app.

  4. 16 July 2017 – Algorithms, Death, Immortality, Information technology, Social Media

    Want to live forever? Here’s how

    Soon we will be able to 'talk' to the dead; technologies will use Internet histories to create realistic online presences, write University of Melbourne experts

  5. 13 July 2017 – 3D Printing, Chemical engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing, Regenerative

    How objects could soon ‘heal’ themselves

    University of Melbourne researchers have developed a gel that self-heals like living tissue, which could make cracked phone screens a thing of the past.

  6. 6 July 2017 – Ageing, Gaming, Information technology, Virtual Reality

    Ageing in a virtual world

    A team of older people is helping University of Melbourne researchers develop virtual reality technology to encourage social participation and healthy ageing.

  7. 3 July 2017 – Building Codes, Cladding, Fires, nanoclay

    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

  8. 2 July 2017 – Computers, Cyber-attack, Encryption , Privacy, Terrorism

    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

  9. 16 May 2017 – Cyber-attack, Malware, Microsoft , Ransomware, WannaCry

    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.

  10. 12 May 2017 – Chemical engineering, Chemistry, Enzymes, Military, Sustainability

    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.