Sciences & 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.
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.
Would cockroaches really survive a nuclear apocalypse?
University of Melbourne experts look at the cockroaches' reputation for resilience and whether they really would survive a nuclear bomb and radiation.
Tackling human error to stop vehicle accidents
Improving safety is the big driver of transport innovation and the technology focus is now on saving drivers from themselves says University of Melbourne expert
Black Saturday: Have we fixed a flawed system?
Black Saturday was the worst bushfire disaster in Australia; a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether the Royal Commission changed our fire management.