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.
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.
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.
Minding the gap for boys and girls at school
Aptitude isn't gendered, so how do we address the school performance gaps between girls and boys? University of Melbourne researchers delve into the causes.
The art of maths
A series of computer generated images on display at the George Paton Gallery show the beauty of mathematics.
Equality in science: A mission still not accomplished
In the 1960s three African-American women helped put astronauts into orbit. Hidden Figures tells their story, but women in science are still battling inequality
The proof behind The Man Who Knew Infinity
A new film explores the relationship between Indian mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan and the mentors that showed him the beauty of the mathematical proof
Boosting science and maths study starts in primary school
Stephen Dinham argues specialist primary science and maths teachers will help encourage more students to study science and maths to higher levels.
How a mathematical equation opened a new frontier in nanotechnology
Professor John Sader discovered a mathematical trick to simultaneously reveal both the shape and weight of nano-scale objects like proteins and viruses.
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?