Why you don’t want ‘phantom energy’ on a spacecraft
Measuring and removing ‘phantom’ levels of electricity from energy harvesting devices has been challenging – until now, say University of Melbourne experts.
Nano inks could change how we use energy
New ‘phase change inks’ control temperatures in our environments to reduce our energy consumption for a sustainable future says University of Melbourne expert.
Reducing COVID-19 transmission without costing the Earth
New University of Melbourne research has tested more energy efficient ventilation alternatives for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in office buildings.
Tech can do a lot, but won’t get us to net zero on its own
The Australian government’s emphasis on technology to lower emissions will still need taxes and subsidies to get to net zero says University of Melbourne expert
The nanowires building greener nanodevices
A new nanowire material paves the way for a new era of photonic and quantum electronic technologies using less energy, shows a University of Melbourne study.
A solution to engineering energy-saving smart materials
A new way to engineer smart materials could combat energy wastage, making more buildings energy efficient, shows University of Melbourne research
COVID-19 is an opportunity to reset our environmental future
COVID-19 is having short-term environmental benefits, but a University of Melbourne expert says it's an opportunity to plan our low or zero net emissions future
Making milk powder less energy intensive
A pilot study including the University of Melbourne uses a cheese making by-product to concentrate milk, reducing the energy required in dairy powder production
The man who built a whole new field of chemistry
In the 90s, University of Melbourne's Professor Richard Robson created a new class of solids, now being developed into novel gas and energy storage devices.
The next big scientific thing
As National Science Week celebrates scientific discovery in Australia, University of Melbourne experts look at what the next big thing in science could be.