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  1. 14 March 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Is digital connectivity threatening your privacy?

    Changes to online behaviour and the law are needed to ensure we reap the benefits of technological innovation without threatening our privacy.

  2. 15 June 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    The birth of the computer revolution

    Professor Justin Zobel looks back sixty years to when computing began in Australia, comparing the changes and the fundamental similarities to computing today.

  3. 30 March 2016 - Under the Microscope

    Using computers to cure disease

    Associate Professor Karin Verspoor says fusing computing and linguistics could spell a cure for disease.

  4. 18 January 2016 - Engineering & Technology

    Can hackers turn off the lights?

    We all know cyber-criminals can steal our personal information, but what happens when hackers attack our power companies and other critical infrastructure?

  5. 17 December 2015 - Engineering & Technology

    A blueprint for greener cloud computing

    Cloud computing promises to streamline IT for businesses and individuals, but we must seize the opportunity to make it greener.

  6. 19 November 2015 - Engineering & Technology

    Social networking to empower older people

    Researchers at the University of Melbourne are helping older people go online to combat social isolation.

  7. 23 October 2015 - Engineering & Technology

    Today’s smart machines owe much to Australia’s first computer

    Today machines are small, fast and deeply embedded in our daily lives. But they’re not fundamentally different from Australia’s first computer.

  8. 23 September 2015 - Engineering & Technology

    The rise of the machines: Fact or fiction?

    Will we one day have robot overlords? University of Melbourne robotics and artificial intelligence researchers look into the future.

  9. 17 August 2015 - Engineering & Technology

    Unlocking the QR code – gimmick or game changer?

    QR codes are square clusters of black and white mini dots have become part of our daily lives, from supermarkets to boarding passes. But how do they work?

  10. 2 July 2015 - Engineering & Technology

    The Crossy Road to success

    An arcade-style game involving a chicken crossing a road has become a smash worldwide hit - and it was created by a student at the University of Melbourne.