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

  1. 24 October 2018 – Biodiversity, Botany, History, Plants, Preservation

    The stories of Australia’s botanical biodiversity

    The University of Melbourne Herbarium has an estimated 150,000 specimens, each with their own story to tell and now the collection is available online.

  2. 17 October 2018 – Computer Science, Quantum Computing, Quantum Physics

    Lifting the lid on quantum computing

    University of Melbourne software for learning quantum computer programming means students can see inside a quantum computer and start using the 'weird' physics.

  3. 13 October 2018 – Climate, Climate Change, Global Warming, Ocean Temperatures, Polar

    What the past can tell us about the future of climate change

    The high temperatures of the Last Interglacial warmed our climate. Now a study with University of Melbourne finds out what the past can tell us about the future

  4. Podcast13 September 2018 – Cities, Commuting, Infrastructure, Public Policy, Transport

    How is commuting changing us?

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, David Bissell discusses how commuting is transforming our cities and our lives.

  5. Podcast26 September 2018 – Child Health, Healthcare, Oxygen, Physics, Pneumonia

    The breath of life

    In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts podcast, Roger Rassool discusses FREO2, first electricity-free oxygen concentrating system

  6. 4 October 2018 – DNA, Dogs, Genetics, Pet Health, Pets

    What are we doing to our dogs?

    University of Melbourne experts discuss the impact of selective breeding, designer dogs and clones on the health and wellbeing of man’s best friend.

  7. 5 October 2018 – Astronomy, Galaxies, James Webb Space Telescope, Planets, Space

    Sky hopping with Australia’s first space telescope

    The University of Melbourne is combining innovative design and new, low-cost nano-satellite technology to build Australia’s first space telescope, Skyhopper.

  8. 3 October 2018 – Climate Change, Green Spaces, Trees, Urban Planning, Water Management

    Protecting our thirsty urban trees from more harsh summers

    Urban forests keep our cities cool and healthy, but University of Melbourne research finds as temperatures go up, we're going to have to be wiser with our water

  9. 3 October 2018 – IBM Q Network, Mathematics, Quantum Computing, Quantum Physics, University of Melbourne

    So, you want to work in Quantum computing?

    As the University of Melbourne joins the IBM Q Network, researchers, businesses and universities are already getting themselves quantum ready.

  10. 3 October 2018 – IBM Q Network, Physics, Quantum Computing, Quantum Physics, Quantum Sensing

    Quantum 2.0: At the beating heart of biology

    As the University of Melbourne joins the IBM Q Network, advances in quantum mechanics could answer the question posed by Erwin Schrödinger: What is life?