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Life, the Universe and almost everything in between. This is Science at Melbourne.

  1. 22 August 2017 – Climate change, Future, Global Warming, Renewable Energy, Seaweed

    Can seaweed fight climate change?

    A University of Melbourne expert asks what role seaweed can play in humanity’s fight to reduce greenhouse emissions, and even save the world?

  2. 17 August 2017 – Astronomy, Astrophysics, Black Holes, Galaxies, Space

    Supermassive black holes feed on cosmic jellyfish

    A University of Melbourne astronomer joined an international team observing jellyfish galaxies 'feed' supermassive blackholes - watching our Universe evolve.

  3. 9 August 2017 – Anaesthesia, Climate Change, Gas, Greenhouse Gases, Surgery

    Surgeons go green: Recycling general anaesthetic

    University of Melbourne technology captures anaesthetic gas and recycles it, reducing greenhouse gases and maybe make wonder gas xenon a viable anaesthethic

  4. 8 August 2017 – Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Physics, Quantum Physics, Sciences, Technology

    Spinning diamonds for quantum precision

    University of Melbourne physicists have discovered a way to protect highly sensitive quantum sensors from external magnetic fields by spinning diamonds.

  5. 6 August 2017 – Brain injury, Eyes, Genes, Genetics, Stem Cells

    Repairing brain injury by learning from a fish

    Zebrafish can regenerate nerve cells, but humans can't; University of Melbourne researchers are studying the tiny fish with the aim of replicating the process.

  6. 23 July 2017 – Photons, Physics, Quantum Physics, Quantum computing, Teleporting

    Photon teleportation: Less ‘beam me up’, more 007

    China's recent 'teleportation' of a photon between Earth and a satellite may have applications in quantum computing, says a University of Melbourne physicist.

  7. 9 July 2017 – Biodiversity, Ecology, Species, Water, Wetlands

    Re-diversifying our waterways, a garden stake at a time

    University of Melbourne researchers are showing that by simply planting wooden garden stakes into rivers they can restore the environment and bring back animals

  8. 30 June 2017 – Climate Change, Environment, Europe, Extreme weather, Heatwaves

    The human fingerprint on Europe’s recent heat

    University of Melbourne climate modelling shows the June 2017 heatwave in Western Europe can likely be attributed to human-influenced climate change.

  9. 28 June 2017 – Insecticides, Pollution, Water, Water Management, Wetlands

    The common insecticide poisoning our rivers and wetlands

    University of Melbourne research has found a toxic common insecticide, bifenthrin, polluting some of our waterways and wetlands - but where is it coming from?