Sciences & Technology
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Thunderstorm asthma: Counting pollen to save lives
With the 2016 thunderstorm asthma event still fresh in our memories, the University of Melbourne provides data to help hay fever sufferers manage their symptoms
Mapping Australia’s snakebites for pets
The first-of-its-kind Snakebite Map project, devised by vets at the University of Melbourne, tracks where and when our pets are being bitten around Australia.
Rise of the robots
The University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast explores automation's impact on how we work, and how it might help humanity thrive.
Isolating mercury to protect food chains
A new technique co-developed by a University of Melbourne academic isolates different forms of mercury based on their risk to the food chain and the environment