Sciences & Technology
It’s time to retire Lena from computer science
Why did computer research adopt a sexist pornographic image? A University of Melbourne expert backgrounds the story of 'Losing Lena' and the need for change.
Seeing the power of White Island firsthand
Getting close to the power of nature is good for tourism but the volcanic eruption on White Island reminds us of the risks says a University of Melbourne expert
New dimensions in colour
University of Melbourne research finds animals are teaching us new ways of understanding colour at a nanoscale, which could change the way we manufacture colour
How micro-doses of nature help our health and climate
Bringing nature to urban spaces is a key part of the solution to major health and environmental challenges say University of Melbourne and international experts
Why more clouds can mean less rain in Australia
Giant clouds that dump rain from Broome to Hobart have increased in frequency, but University of Melbourne research says that doesn't mean more rain.
The Spirit of change
The University of Melbourne’s Dr Jane Dyson has just released Spirit, a documentary about longing and belonging in a remote community in the Indian Himalayas.
The ‘personality’ in artificial intelligence
As artificial intelligence impacts many human industries, University of Melbourne research looks at whether an algorithm with ‘personality’ would build trust.
The man who built a whole new field of chemistry
In the 90s, University of Melbourne's Professor Richard Robson created a new class of solids, now being developed into novel gas and energy storage devices.
Probing Earth’s deep and ancient secrets
New University of Melbourne research finds that a rock that's the source of most of the world’s diamonds is giving us insights into the Earth’s formation.