Sciences & Technology
How can we prevent Insect Armageddon?
University of Melbourne geneticist Phil Batterham discusses his work on insecticides and how to develop more effective and sustainable pest control strategies
Blocking AI to keep your personal data your own
A new machine learning model from University of Melbourne researchers puts “noise” into personal images to stop AI programmes from exploiting and misusing them.
Solving the mystery of the four-headed echidna penis
The first highly detailed anatomical study of the short-beaked echidna penis has demonstrated its innovative evolution, say experts from University of Melbourne
Do you think better when you’re moving?
People who performed a task to identify visual targets did significantly better when tested while walking, finds new research led by University of Melbourne.
Variety is the spice of life... and key to saving wildlife
By understanding how varied a species' DNA is, we can boost species adaptation to new conditions, decreasing extinction risk say University of Melbourne experts
What if Melbourne was a giant Dungeons and Dragons game?
Biometric DnD – a digital tool developed by the University of Melbourne – takes Dungeons and Dragons character creation to the next level using AI and your face
Male fertility ‘precariously close’ to climate change extinction limits
University of Melbourne research finds the drop in climate change-related male fertility, mainly in the tropics, may better predict vulnerability to extinction.
New mobile sensor could transform testing for remote areas
University of Melbourne engineers have developed a sensor that could be used for low-cost medical and environmental diagnostic testing in remote areas.
When money means a life or death choice for our dogs
New University of Melbourne research finds many family pets are euthanised for economic reasons, when treatment is possible, but costs are too high.
The secret lives of farmed fish
Monitoring farmed fish using tags can provide important information, but it can also create welfare issues, finds a study including the University of Melbourne.