Sciences & Technology
Why we need to use water desalination plants early
Turning on the Wonthaggi water desalination plant now will save money in the long run and head off an emergency later say University of Melbourne experts
The invasive fungus threatening Earth’s biodiversity
Research involving the University of Melbourne finds an invasive species of fungus is responsible for one of the greatest extinctions of vertebrate biodiversity
Breeding baby corals for warmer seas
Researchers, including University of Melbourne scientists, are breeding corals using IVF to make them better adapted to warming seas as the climate changes.
Spinal simulation device for hands-on learning
University of Melbourne engineers have developed SpinalLog, a sensor device that allows physiotherapy students to simulate and practice spinal mobilisation.
Could robots protect us in the surf?
University of Melbourne researchers are using multi-vehicle robotics to help solve some of the problems faced by humans doing dirty and dangerous jobs
Molecules in motion
Professor Eva Nogales, 2019 Grimwade Medallist, explains how she uses the cryo-EM technique to study our cells' microtubules and improve disease management.
Don’t ask women leaders to act like men
Diversity is about accepting difference, says University of Melbourne's Frances Separovic, the first female chemist elected to the Australian Academy of Science
Finding dark matter in the dark
University of Melbourne physicists are working in a laboratory 1000 metres below ground in a gold mine, to confirm the existence of mysterious dark matter
Using AI to make your smartphone smarter
Our smartphones aren't very smart. But University of Melbourne research is working on Artificial Intelligence that predicts when you will reach for your mobile
What plant proteins can tell us about Alzheimer’s
University of Melbourne-led research finds that a protein helping plants to grow under salt stress shares features with Tau, the protein linked to Alzheimer's.