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Machine learning to scale up the quantum computer
Machine learning could help precisely locate quantum bits; a crucial step for large-scale silicon quantum computers finds a University of Melbourne-led study.
Why do small dogs live longer than big dogs?
Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones, but within the dog kingdom it pays to be small. A University of Melbourne expert explains what's going on.
What causes an ice age to end?
New University of Melbourne research is solving one of the enigmas in palaeoclimatology – to understand why an ice age ended, we need to know when it ended.
Magnetic teeth revealed using quantum imaging
Tougher than stainless steel, magnetite is a biomineral in mollusc teeth; now imaged using quantum technology by scientists including University of Melbourne.
The wallaby that's permanently pregnant
The swamp wallaby is the the only mammal known to be pregnant and lactating throughout the female’s entire adult life finds new University of Melbourne research
When will Australia’s drought break?
For drought-busting rains, we might just have to wait for the tropical oceans to serve up some moisture, finds new research including University of Melbourne.
How do we protect our unique biodiversity from megafires?
University of Melbourne experts say Australia's summer bushfires should remind us just how easily our unique biodiversity and ecosystems could be wiped out.
Victoria’s volcanic history confirms the state’s Aboriginal inhabitation before 34,000 years
New University of Melbourne research dating volcanic eruptions and Indigenous oral traditions gives us a new minimum age for human occupation in Victoria.
The wicked risks of biosecurity
As our world becomes increasingly connected, we need to manage the risk of introduced pests via targeted biosecurity efforts say University of Melbourne experts
Challenging the climate of bias
On International Day of Girls and Women in Science, a University of Melbourne expert who went on the largest all-woman expedition to Antarctica is optimistic