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  1. 13 December 2019 - Engineering & 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.

  2. 11 December 2019 - Science Matters

    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

  3. 9 December 2019 - Science Matters

    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

  4. 3 December 2019 - Science Matters

    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

  5. 2 December 2019 - Science Matters

    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.

  6. 7 November 2019 - Science Matters

    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.

  7. 27 October 2019 - Legal Affairs

    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.

  8. 15 October 2019 - Science Matters

    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.

  9. 26 September 2019 - Science Matters

    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.