Sciences & Technology
No bones about it, dunnarts crawl before growing a skeleton
The development of the dunnart provides a model animal to study other unique Australian fauna and could aid conservation, shows University of Melbourne research
Does Melbourne’s rain occur in ‘lines’?
Melbourne rain often appears in 'squall lines' across the city, making a substantial contribution to total rainfall, finds University of Melbourne-led research.
Man bites shark: How dangerous are humans to sharks?
A new approach, devised by University of Melbourne research estimates the risk that fishing and climate change pose to any shark species in Australia.
The nanoparticle ingredient for Australian-made COVID tests
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a crucial COVID-19 test ingredient, paving the way for Australian-made tests and local production
Which air cleaners work best to remove aerosols that contain viruses?
Makers of air cleaners claim to remove SARS-CoV-2 containing particles from homes, offices and classrooms; a University of Melbourne expert explains what works
Starving the bacterium that causes pneumonia
By targeting an essential nutrition pathway, University of Melbourne researchers hope to develop drug targets against the bacteria that cause pneumonia
Mexico’s cost of keeping kids out of school
With almost all schools still closed, a University of Melbourne expert says Mexico’s government must take swift action to prevent irreparable long-term damage.
Saving Melbourne’s platypus with smart water storage
Using smart rainwater tanks and urban lakes, a new project that includes the University of Melbourne aims to provide crucial water to protect platypus habitat.
Are robots the answer for aged care during pandemics?
Care robots may be a safer option in aged care during pandemics – University of Melbourne experts ask how far robot care can go and how far do we want it to go?