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.
Using computers to cure disease
Associate Professor Karin Verspoor says fusing computing and linguistics could spell a cure for disease.
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?
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.
Social networking to empower older people
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are helping older people go online to combat social isolation.
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.
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.
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?
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.