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National Science Week

  1. 20 August 2021 - Science Matters

    The nanoparticle ingredient for Australian-made COVID tests

    University of Melbourne researchers have developed a crucial COVID-19 test ingredient, paving the way for Australian-made tests and local production

  2. 16 August 2021 - Science Matters

    Which air cleaners work best to remove aerosols that contain viruses?

    Makers of air cleaners claim to remove SARS-CoV-2 containing particles from homes, offices and classrooms; a University of Melbourne expert explains what works

  3. 21 August 2020 - Science Matters

    COVID-19 and Mexico’s domestic violence crisis

    Almost half of all women in Mexico experience domestic abuse and a University of Melbourne expert says it's now a crisis due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. 21 August 2020 - Science Matters

    The rapid climate changes of the last glacial period

    Using climate records from stalagmites, new research led by University of Melbourne confirms climate changes between the tropics and the Arctic were synchronous

  5. 20 August 2020 - Science Matters

    The grasshopper that was lost, then found, is now endangered

    After thought to be extinct, the Key’s Matchstick Grasshopper was found; but as its habitat shrinks, University of Melbourne research finds it’s now endangered.

  6. Podcast19 August 2020 - Science Matters

    Catching sight of dark matter

    One the biggest challenges in research this century is to understand the nature of dark matter, explains University of Melbourne's Professor Elisabetta Barberio

  7. 19 August 2020 - Under the Microscope

    The mathematics of evolution

    Dr Jared Field’s work in mathematical biology is working to understand real-world issues – and has landed him in the ABC's Top 5 Media Residency Program.

  8. 16 August 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    Ever wondered what your pet is thinking?

    An app by University of Melbourne researchers uses AI to analyse and interpret the facial expressions of your pet. And, yes, dogs are easier to read than cats.