Sciences & Technology
What pancake ice tells us about the climate
At the University of Melbourne, the first fresh-water wave tank of its kind in the world studies how pancake ice forms, telling us more about our climate.
Going green: Are fake Christmas trees more eco-friendly than the real thing?
When it comes to a real versus plastic Christmas tree, according to University of Melbourne experts, the genuine article is greener in more ways than one.
Sounds like science fiction
Some of the technological innovations of 2017 sound like sci-fi, and several University of Melbourne experts have played a key role in those advances.
How small details can create a big problem
A University of Melbourne cyber-security analysis of a British government agency found system flaws, stressing the need for adequate information protection.
Secrets from beyond extinction: The Tasmanian tiger
Researchers at the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria have sequenced the entire Tasmanian tiger genome, revealing new secrets about the thylacine.
How to find the truth on Twitter
A University of Melbourne team has developed a way of assessing how likely it is that a tweet is a genuine witness account, or a piece of 'fake news'.
4 ways tech can help your mental health
The headlines say digital technology is bad for our mental health, but University of Melbourne research finds new tech could provide future tools for treatment.
Who owns your DNA?
DNA can provide unique information, but who actually owns it? According to University of Melbourne legal experts the answer is far from simple.
Expanding young, indigenous, scientific minds
University of Melbourne volunteer and mentor Adriana Zanca talks about working with young indigenous scientists towards an exciting future.