Sciences & Technology
The danger of surveillance tech post COVID-19
Facial recognition technology is one tool in the fight against COVID-19; but University of Melbourne experts ask if surveillance tech going to stick around?
Australia’s mountains are still growing
University of Melbourne-led research shows the Eastern Highlands of Victoria have been growing at a rate of 76 metres every million years, and are still going.
The privacy paradox: why we let ourselves be monitored
Devices like digital assistants are convenient but why do we trade off our privacy? University of Melbourne experts give some simple steps on staying private.
The truth is out there (if only I could find it)
COVID-19 has generated an information overload for many of us; University of Melbourne experts say we need relevant and concise updates without false hope.
The dual risks of natural disasters and COVID-19
University of Melbourne research explores how countries can cope if a major earthquake or cyclone occurs while the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Going beyond political borders to protect threatened animals
As a global community, we must work beyond our national borders to protect threatened species and maintain biodiversity say University of Melbourne experts.
Mapping our COVID-19 recovery
University of Melbourne SWARM technology brought together the country’s leading experts from Australian universities to work on our recovery after COVID-19.
Planting timber forests on Australian farms
University of Melbourne research into new business models finds planting trees on existing farms can help guarantee Australia's future timber resources.
My eyesight is weak, but my vision is strong
University of Melbourne PhD student Nisha Mehta was born with albinism; but with support she has overcome challenges to pursue an academic career in chemistry.
Can our internet cope with so many of us at home?
More of us are schooling, working and streaming from home amid COVID-19; University of Melbourne looks at whether our internet can cope with the pandemic load.