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  1. 19 October 2020 - Science Matters

    Secrets of the basket-web spider’s silk

    A new study, including the University of Melbourne, reveals the first insights into the evolution and structure of the Australian basket-web spider’s rare silk.

  2. 15 October 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    The nanowires building greener nanodevices

    A new nanowire material paves the way for a new era of photonic and quantum electronic technologies using less energy, shows a University of Melbourne study.

  3. Podcast14 October 2020 - Science Matters

    The tiny world of peptides

    Health and cosmetic products contain peptides for a range of uses. Dr Troy Attard from University of Melbourne explains peptides and what they're used for.

  4. 8 October 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    A solution to engineering energy-saving smart materials

    A new way to engineer smart materials could combat energy wastage, making more buildings energy efficient, shows University of Melbourne research

  5. 6 October 2020 - Science Matters

    A new thermometer for studying our past climate

    By studying underwater mineral deposits from cave pools, University of Melbourne researchers have developed a new tool to understand our climate history.

  6. 28 September 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    From grapevine waste to a sustainable building material

    New University of Melbourne research finds grapevine prunings – an abundant source of agricultural crop waste – can be turned into recycled building materials.

  7. 18 September 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    Coronavirus in cats?

    Remdesivir may greatly benefit cats suffering from a deadly disease caused by a different coronavirus to COVID-19 says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 16 September 2020 - Animals, Food & You

    Detecting amphibian pathogens in the water to boost frog conservation

    Frog diseases can be detected in environmental samples like soil and water finds an international team of researchers including University of Melbourne.

  9. 22 September 2020 - Science Matters

    Always was and always will be Aboriginal water

    Australia needs to have a serious discussion about Indigenous water rights and Indigenous Voice in water management, say University of Melbourne experts.