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  1. 18 August 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Three ways we’re ‘making friends’ with robots

    Robotic limbs, robot coaches and swarm applications are just three ways robots are changing how we live, according to University of Melbourne experts.

  2. 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.

  3. 2 May 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Q&A: How algorithms are fighting epilepsy

    A team of neuro-engineers from the University of Melbourne are developing an algorithm to fight epilepsy, by predicting when a seizure might strike.

  4. 24 March 2017 - Under the Microscope

    Taking the sludge out of wastewater

    Finding better ways to separate liquids from solids when treating wastewater means the costs of sanitation can be reduced, making it globally available.

  5. 29 October 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Robots with a human touch

    Prosthetic arms that ‘talk to the brain’ may offer greater dexterity and sense of touch to people who have lost their limbs.

  6. 29 October 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Food that does not waste water

    Automated watering systems and in-ground sensors are helping farmers produce more crops by using less water, sometimes by half.

  7. 29 October 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Turning any water into drinking water

    A portable treatment plant the size of a shipping container could offer hope to communities without access to clean water.

  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

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

  10. 16 March 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    A new leg to stand on

    Engineers are improving the lives of amputees in Vietnam with a unique project to create low-cost prosthetic legs in the space of one day