Sciences & Technology
Looking inside a pigeon’s ear using quantum technology
Quantum microscopy can study biological cells containing tiny magnetic structures, including those within a pigeon’s ear, shows University of Melbourne research
Mini-beast renaturing: A time for local action
Globally, insect numbers are dwindling but University of Melbourne experts say we could help our ecosystem by renaturing mini-beasts in our own urban backyards.
Tech can do a lot, but won’t get us to net zero on its own
The Australian government’s emphasis on technology to lower emissions will still need taxes and subsidies to get to net zero says University of Melbourne expert
Using maths to prove computer security
Eureka prize winner Toby Murray from the University of Melbourne once thought maths was boring, but he now relies on it to secure critical computer systems.
Tackling a global crop pandemic - from the air
The spread of Xf bacteria is a huge threat to global agriculture, but University of Melbourne research is enhancing airborne detection methods to control it.
Using neutron stars to detect dark matter
Neutron stars can theoretically be used to detect dark matter and University of Melbourne researchers are refining the calculations to find the elusive particle
Indigenous knowledge and the myth of ‘wilderness’
Aboriginal ideas of ‘wilderness’ contrast with romantic ideas of a pristine environment. And it excludes Indigenous people, say University of Melbourne experts.
Severity of Melbourne’s grass pollen season hanging on rain
An average looking Melbourne pollen season could yet be made heavier by late spring rain, University of Melbourne experts warn hay fever and asthma sufferers.
Whale migration in our noisy oceans
University of Melbourne mathematical modelling finds the noise we make in our oceans is affecting marine life, particularly whales, confusing their migrations.