Sciences & Technology
Ridesharing goes social
Our social media networks will play a role in how we travel in the future, University of Melbourne research looks at collaborative activity-based ridesharing.
The wonders of relaxin
Laura Parry from the University of Melbourne on how the hormone relaxin, produced in high quantities during pregnancy, could help treat cardiovascular disease.
Seeing the electricity inside graphene for the first time
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are the first in the world to image how electrons move in graphene, giving us an insight into its future use.
The grand challenge of feeding 9 billion people
Sustainable agriculture expert Tim Reeves on the radical changes required in agricultural practice, public policy and consumer behaviour to feed Earth.
Annie and the swans (not a band)
A bioscience PhD candidate discusses studying urban birds and light pollution and how she tracks the movements and behaviours of swans and pigeons.
From Burundi to Australia: Transplanting farming know-how
Former Burundian refugees in rural Mildura are helping University of Melbourne researchers discover how different farming methods could be used in Australia.
Four myths about insertable tech and why they’re wrong
As start-up company Epicenter offers to implant microchips in its employees, the University of Melbourne looks at the truth behind insertable technology.
Plants have feelings too
Plants' skin helps them adapt to their environment, meaning they can respond to challenges like high winds and rocky soil, says a University of Melbourne expert
Engineering the perfect Easter egg
The key to the perfect chocolate Easter egg is melting cocoa butter at the right temperature during manufacturing, according to the University of Melbourne.
Augmented Reality: Getting under the skin
It began with Pokemon Go, but Augmented Reality or AR has grown up in a unique collaboration between the University of Melbourne and Microsoft.