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  1. 21 March 2019 - Engineering & 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

  2. 29 March 2019 - Animals, Food & You

    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

  3. 26 March 2019 - Science Matters

    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.

  4. 19 March 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    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.

  5. 6 March 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    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

  6. Podcast6 March 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  7. 7 March 2019 - Science Matters

    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

  8. 7 March 2019 - Science Matters

    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

  9. 25 February 2019 - Engineering & Technology

    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

  10. 20 February 2019 - Science Matters

    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.