Sciences & Technology
You can’t explore the solar system on an empty stomach
Australian research could provide vital fresh, nutritious and delicious meals for astronauts on Moon and Mars missions, says University of Melbourne expert.
The splendour of cybersecurity
Young people may be cyber savvy but need help with cybersecurity. A free University of Melbourne 'Tune Up' gave hundreds at Splendour in the Grass a tech boost.
Actress, ballerina... engineer?
Engineering needs more diversity, but a University of Melbourne expert says there are almost no role models for women engineers in film and popular culture
The science of flavour
Enjoying food is more than just taste, it uses all your senses (yes, even your hearing), says a University of Melbourne expert
Taking Indigenous Australia to NASA
The University of Melbourne's Tully Mahr is one of five Indigenous Australian students heading to the US for an internship with NASA
Using quantum computing to protect AI from attack
AI can be fooled into making mistakes, sometimes risking lives, but quantum computing could provide a strong defence, say University of Melbourne experts.
Mushrooms are delicious, but potentially deadly
Mushroom poisoning is a growing problem as people go foraging, so buying them is the only really safe way to avoid it, explains a University of Melbourne expert
We’re closer to ‘engineering’ blood vessels
Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a fast, inexpensive and scalable method for engineering blood vessels from natural tissue.
When it comes to jobs, AI does not like parents
New University of Melbourne research finds that AI doesn’t just discriminate against women in the workforce – but also has a problem with parents.