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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 19 September 2017 – Aerospace Engineering, Alumni, Satellites, Space, University of Melbourne

    The students who built Australia’s first satellite

    The surprising story of a group of University of Melbourne students who in 1970 built and launched Australia's first satellite, Australis OSCAR 5, into space.

  9. 14 September 2017 – Antarctica, Climate Change, Rogue Waves, Southern Ocean, Waves

    Exploring the birthplace of monster waves

    A University of Melbourne researcher joined an Antarctic expedition to explore what rogue waves can tell us about the impact of global climate change.

  10. 12 September 2017 – Artificial Intelligence, Bio-engineering, Implant, Prosthetics, Robots

    Part human, part robot: The future of medical implantables

    Research is constantly expanding what implantable medical electronic devices can do. A University of Melbourne expert looks at where we're heading.