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  1. 12 May 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    From laundry to weapon disposal: The role of enzyme mimics

    A University of Melbourne team have created an enzyme mimic that makes laundry detergent more effective in cold washes and may help safely dispose of sarin gas.

  2. 13 April 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Engineering the perfect Easter egg

    The key to the perfect chocolate Easter egg is melting cocoa butter at the right temperature during manufacturing, according to the University of Melbourne.

  3. Podcast30 December 2016 - Up Close

    How are birds faring in our cities?

    We chat with two PhD researchers about their work on the impact of city lights on birds, and learning from our digestive systems to build better detergents.

  4. Podcast24 May 2016 - Up Close

    The secret life of shampoo

    An engineer's view of bubbles and droplets, and how their underlying physics and chemistry are important to a wide range of industrial processes.

  5. 26 April 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Keeping Antarctica clean

    Chemical engineers are restoring the balance in Antarctica, using innovative techniques to remove evidence of human habitation on the frozen continent.

  6. 14 December 2015 - Engineering & Technology

    Designing the materials of the future

    Why polymers are more than plastic and how research at the Polymers Lab is set to benefit our health and the environment.

  7. 29 November 2015 - Go Figure

    Shampoo and conditioner – it’s all froth and bubble

    Advertisements for shampoo and conditioner promise the earth, but do they really do the job once you're standing in the shower?