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  1. 5 July 2018 - Science Matters

    From gravitational waves to mobile phones: 50 years of physics

    To celebrate 50 years of the July Lectures in Physics at the University of Melbourne, we look back at four physics discoveries that have changed our world.

  2. 2 July 2018 - Science Matters

    All the forests in the world from a single layer of cells

    University of Melbourne researchers have discovered how wood-making cells inside trees work, settling a century-old debate about how plants make bark and wood

  3. 26 June 2018 - Science Matters

    Quantum leap in computer simulation

    University of Melbourne physicists have successfully simulated a quantum computer faster than any real prototype in a key step to help us become quantum-ready.

  4. 7 June 2018 - Science Matters

    Fighting back against the Australian blowfly

    University of Melbourne scientists have collected blowflies from farms across Australia as part of efforts to develop a vaccine to protect sheep from flystrike.

  5. 6 June 2018 - Science Matters

    Crowdsourcing security intelligence

    Inspired by how bees make collective decisions, University of Melbourne researchers are exploring how crowdsourcing techniques may help intelligence analysis

  6. 6 June 2018 - Science Matters

    Finding the building blocks of wood

    An international team, including University of Melbourne scientists, is looking inside trees to learn exactly how wood is formed at the cellular level.

  7. 28 May 2018 - Science Matters

    Speeding natural selection in the name of conservation

    University of Melbourne scientists are using breeding to genetically adapt quolls to resist toxic cane toads – if it works it may help other endangered species

  8. 22 May 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    The hard science behind surviving a zombie attack

    As Xbox releases its survival game, State of Decay 2, the developers called on a University of Melbourne disaster expert to model a zombie outbreak in Australia

  9. 17 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The legacy of a great scientific hoax

    The University of Melbourne's anatomy museum features model fossils from the famous Piltdown Man hoax, which skewed the study of human evolution for decades.