Engineering & Technology
From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.
Forecasting flu outbreaks
New software, developed by University of Melbourne experts, uses statistical probability to forecast our flu season, but may also help respond to bio-terrorism.
How to prevent cities from drying up
The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is a warning to the world, but University of Melbourne experts explain how it doesn't have to be this way.
Think twice before going ‘off the grid’
Microgrids provide a revolutionary approach to creating sustainable, low carbon communities, towns and cities, according to a University of Melbourne expert.
The future is prefabricated
Prefabrication can be a more environmentally and socially responsible way to build, and it's going mainstream, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Sounds like science fiction
Some of the technological innovations of 2017 sound like sci-fi, and several University of Melbourne experts have played a key role in those advances.
What pancake ice tells us about the climate
At the University of Melbourne, the first fresh-water wave tank of its kind in the world studies how pancake ice forms, telling us more about our climate.
The simple process of re-identifying patients in public health records
In 2016, doctors’ identities were decrypted in Australian medical records. Now, a University of Melbourne team finds patients’ records can also be re-identified
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.
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'.
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.