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