Sciences & Technology
Monitoring Melbourne’s Sunbury Earthquake
Melbourne’s latest earthquake in Sunbury highlights the need for more monitoring, particularly in western Victoria, say University of Melbourne experts
Postbiotics: the new kid in the gut health family
In addition to prebiotics and probiotics, the newest factors for gut health are known as ‘postbiotics’; a University of Melbourne expert explains what they are
Healing wounds with differential equations
University of Melbourne mathematical biologist Professor Jennifer Flegg uses mathematics to solve biological problems like wound healing and infectious diseases
Why you don’t want ‘phantom energy’ on a spacecraft
Measuring and removing ‘phantom’ levels of electricity from energy harvesting devices has been challenging – until now, say University of Melbourne experts.
The wingless grasshopper that could cross Bass Strait, but not the Yarra River
New genomic data can track Australia’s wingless matchstick grasshopper from Tasmania to the mainland, say University of Melbourne experts.
Giving Australians ‘smart’ incentives to drive safe
Personalised driver feedback and financial incentives are new strategies that address Australia’s increasing road trauma, say University of Melbourne experts.
A sustainable solution to Australia’s engineering skills shortage
To solve our skills shortage, we need to go beyond temporary migration and inspire a stronger connection with engineering, says a University of Melbourne expert
Insects have more complex immune systems than we thought
University of Melbourne researchers have found that insects and other invertebrates have complex immune systems which can be used to protect their offspring
The fly DNA fighting killer bacteria
The genome of an Australian fly has won an evolutionary “arms race” against a killer bacteria by evolving to co-exist with it, say University of Melbourne.