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

  1. 29 August 2017 – Environment, Health, Iron Ore , Mercury, Pollution

    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

  2. 23 August 2017 – Agriculture, Crops, Environment, Fertiliser, Manure

    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.

  3. 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?

  4. 17 August 2017 – Animal Welfare, Aquaculture, Deafness, Fish, Fish Farms

    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

  5. 17 August 2017 – Astronomy, Astrophysics, Black Holes, Galaxies, Women In Science

    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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 6 August 2017 – Brain injury, Genes, Genetics, Stem Cells, Women In Science

    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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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