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  1. 13 October 2017 - Science Matters

    The opportunists after the fires

    University of Melbourne research finds a dramatic increase in feral predators after fires, making some native Australian animals even more vulnerable.

  2. 22 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The science behind Victoria’s “flesh-eating bacteria”

    As the Buruli ulcer cases linked to Mycobacterium ulcerans rises in Victoria, a University of Melbourne expert looks at the science behind the spread.

  3. 19 September 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    The students who built Australia’s first satellite

    The surprising story of a group of University of Melbourne students who in 1970 built and launched Australia's first satellite, Australis OSCAR 5, into space.

  4. 21 September 2017 - Go Figure

    Will Sydney-London ever be ‘weekend-able’?

    Will non-stop flights from Sydney to London be affordable? And will we ever be able to get there quicker? A University of Melbourne expert explains.

  5. Podcast18 September 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Honey I shrunk the particles!

    The University of Melbourne's Matt Faria needed an accessible way to test nanoparticle crystal formation in zero-gravity. So he skydived in the name of science.

  6. 8 September 2017 - Go Figure

    The deadly ingredients in a tropical hurricane

    As Hurricane Irma makes history as the longest-lasting, top-intensity hurricane recorded, a University of Melbourne expert looks at how these monsters form.

  7. 8 September 2017 - Legal Affairs

    RegTech and the future of customer protection

    The rise of RegTech in big business has helped companies ensure compliance; a University of Melbourne expert looks at how the innovation could protect customers

  8. 4 September 2017 - Science Matters

    Recurring fires are threatening the iconic snow gum

    The higher incidence of bushfires in recent years has devastated the snow gum population in the Victorian Alps, University of Melbourne research has found.

  9. 12 September 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Part human, part robot: The future of medical implantables

    Research is constantly expanding what implantable medical electronic devices can do. A University of Melbourne expert looks at where we're heading.

  10. 9 September 2017 - Science Matters

    Life’s a drag, unless you live in a bubble

    An international team led by the University of Melbourne has shown objects can sink in water with close to zero drag, proving an 18th century physics theory.