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  1. 27 April 2021 - Engineering & Technology

    New mobile sensor could transform testing for remote areas

    University of Melbourne engineers have developed a sensor that could be used for low-cost medical and environmental diagnostic testing in remote areas.

  2. 28 September 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    From grapevine waste to a sustainable building material

    New University of Melbourne research finds grapevine prunings – an abundant source of agricultural crop waste – can be turned into recycled building materials.

  3. 13 July 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    How objects could soon ‘heal’ themselves

    University of Melbourne researchers have developed a gel that self-heals like living tissue, which could make cracked phone screens a thing of the past.

  4. 3 July 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Nanoclay can stop cladding fires spreading

    University of Melbourne researchers have found that treating cladding with nanoclay can stop cladding fires like the Grenfell fire from spreading

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 26 April 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Keeping Antarctica clean

    University of Melbourne chemical engineers are restoring the balance in Antarctica, using techniques to help clean and protect the frozen continent from humans.

  10. 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.