Why you don’t want ‘phantom energy’ on a spacecraft
Measuring and removing ‘phantom’ levels of electricity from energy harvesting devices has been challenging – until now, say University of Melbourne experts.
Nano inks could change how we use energy
New ‘phase change inks’ control temperatures in our environments to reduce our energy consumption for a sustainable future says University of Melbourne expert.
Harvesting big energy from small movement
University of Melbourne researchers have collaborated on a new material that can harvest up to 400 times more energy from movement than currently possible
The nanowires building greener nanodevices
A new nanowire material paves the way for a new era of photonic and quantum electronic technologies using less energy, shows a University of Melbourne study.
Wearable devices that use human energy
University of Melbourne researchers are looking at new ways to capture, reuse and recycle energy made by the human body to power wearable electronic devices.
New dimensions in colour
University of Melbourne research finds animals are teaching us new ways of understanding colour at a nanoscale, which could change the way we manufacture colour
A smarter way to deliver drugs
The University of Melbourne's Georgina Such works with nanoparticles to deliver vaccines and drugs; a breakthrough could change the lives of people with cancer.
Enlisting nanoparticles in the fight against superbugs
University of Melbourne bio-engineers have developed a material made from nanoparticles that can fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs like Golden Staph.
Honey I shrunk the particles!
The University of Melbourne's Matt Faria needed an accessible way to test nanoparticle crystal formation in zero-gravity. So he skydived in the name of science.
Skydiving for science
A group of scientists have skydived to show that low gravity affects crystal growth in nanoparticles, telling us more about designing new materials.