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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 2 May 2017 – Algorithms, Computer Science, Engineering, Epilepsy, Neuro-engineering

    Q&A: How algorithms are fighting epilepsy

    A team of neuro-engineers from the University of Melbourne are developing an algorithm to fight epilepsy, by predicting when a seizure might strike.

  5. 1 May 2017 – Social Media, Transport, Travel, Uber, ridesharing

    Ridesharing goes social

    Our social media networks will play a role in how we travel in the future, University of Melbourne research looks at collaborative activity-based ridesharing.

  6. 13 April 2017 – Chemical engineering, Chocolate, Food, Food Sciences, Manufacturing

    Engineering the perfect Easter egg

    The key to the perfect chocolate Easter egg is melting cocoa butter at the right temperature during manufacturing, according to the University of Melbourne.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.