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

  1. 13 December 2017 – Big Data, Cyber Security, Information, Information technology, Internet

    How small details can create a big problem

    A University of Melbourne cyber-security analysis of a British government agency found system flaws, stressing the need for adequate information protection.

  2. 13 December 2017 – Information technology, Internet, Media, Social Media, Twitter

    How to find the truth on Twitter

    A University of Melbourne team has developed a way of assessing how likely it is that a tweet is a genuine witness account, or a piece of 'fake news'.

  3. 4 December 2017 – Artificial Intelligence, Depression, Mental Health, Mobile Phones, Technology

    4 ways tech can help your mental health

    The headlines say digital technology is bad for our mental health, but University of Melbourne research finds new tech could provide future tools for treatment.

  4. 19 November 2017 – Bullying, Facebook, Online Abuse, Privacy, Social Media

    Facebook, the Government and revenge porn

    Facebook and the Government are piloting a scheme to tackle revenge porn, but University of Melbourne experts ask whether the cost to our privacy is too much.

  5. 19 October 2017 – Engineering, Environment, Innovation, Recycling, Tyres

    Turning old tyres into new roads

    A University of Melbourne innovation turns old tyres into permeable roads and pavements - helping both the environment and our future infrastructure.

  6. 19 October 2017 – Big Data, Data, Future, Mapping, Melbourne

    Crunching the numbers for the common good

    Big data can provide insights and information about the future; a University of Melbourne expert explains how big data can inform Australia's future.

  7. 11 October 2017 – Design, Engineering, Mathematics, Mining, Software

    Using maths to map mines deep underground

    Software, created by University of Melbourne researchers, takes its inspiration from microchips to design underground tunnel networks for the mining industry.

  8. 9 October 2017 – Augmented Reality, Employment, Virtual Reality, Work

    The new hyper-reality of work

    Augmented and virtual realities are starting to enter the work place. Here University of Melbourne experts take a look into the future of how we will be working

  9. 6 October 2017 – Artificial Intelligence, Employment, Future, Jobs, Robots

    Thriving amid the rise of the machines

    The impact of automation is being felt by the human workforce; but University of Melbourne experts say it's time to focus what jobs humans do better than robots

  10. 21 September 2017 – Aerodynamics, Aerospace Engineering, Aircraft, Flying, Passenger Jets

    Will Sydney-London ever be ‘weekend-able’?

    Will non-stop flights from Sydney to London be affordable? And will we ever be able to get there quicker? A University of Melbourne expert explains.