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  1. 12 December 2018 - Science Matters

    Measuring forces between atoms that don’t want to be measured

    New research from the University of Melbourne shows that when it comes to measuring the force between two atoms - it may actually be hiding from you.

  2. 5 November 2018 - Under the Microscope

    Stress testing algorithms

    University of Melbourne academic Professor Kate Smith-Miles uses mathematical questions and algorithms to find the best way to making the world a better place.

  3. 3 October 2018 - Science Matters

    So, you want to work in Quantum computing?

    As the University of Melbourne joins the IBM Q Network, researchers, businesses and universities are already getting themselves quantum ready.

  4. 15 August 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    Decoding data to predict landslides

    New software from the University of Melbourne can predict landslides two weeks before they happen, potentially predicting mine collapses and other disasters.

  5. 22 February 2018 - Engineering & Technology

    When computers make art

    Artificial intelligence is making art that appears as good as that made by humans. A University of Melbourne mathematician and artist examines what is going on.

  6. 14 November 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Using maths to assess blocked arteries

    University of Melbourne researchers have used laser imaging to mathematically model the severity of artery blockages and now may be able to predict danger areas

  7. 4 November 2017 - Science Matters

    How convincing is a Y-chromosome profile match?

    Y chromosome profiles are used in sexual assault cases but can confuse juries; a new approach from the University of Melbourne will help clarify this evidence.

  8. 11 October 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Using maths to map mines deep underground

    Software, created by University of Melbourne researchers, takes its inspiration from microchips to design underground tunnel networks for the mining industry.

  9. 9 September 2017 - Science Matters

    Life’s a drag, unless you live in a bubble

    An international team led by the University of Melbourne has shown objects can sink in water with close to zero drag, proving an 18th century physics theory.

  10. 15 August 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Realising the promise of STEM education

    Australia is behind in students learning STEM subjects; the University of Melbourne looks at how other countries are inspiring kids to take maths and sciences.