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Isolating mercury to protect food chains
A new technique co-developed by a University of Melbourne academic isolates different forms of mercury based on their risk to the food chain and the environment
The power of recycled poo
A study, led by the University of Melbourne, finds that animal poo does a better job than synthetic fertilisers for many crops and reduces nitrogen pollution.
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?
Farmed salmon are deaf – and now we know why
University of Melbourne scientists have discovered why farmed salmon are three times more likely to be deaf; raising concerns over animal welfare in aquaculture
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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