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From robotics to medical technology. From skyscrapers to startups. Stories from our pioneering Engineering and IT researchers.

  1. 28 May 2019 – Bio-engineering, Brain, Epilepsy, Neuro-engineering, Parkinson's disease

    Reading the body’s electrical signals to treat illness

    Embedded devices can treat some chronic illnesses, but a University of Melbourne engineer is now seeking to 'read' our electrical signals to predict symptoms.

  2. 9 May 2019 – Cars, Environment, Fuel efficiency, Greenhouse Gases, Transport

    The opportunities and risks of decarbonising our transport

    Australia is slow in cutting vehicle emissions; a University of Melbourne expert says treating fuel and electricity as a single pool of energy is a good start.

  3. 26 April 2019 – Oceans, Satellites, Southern Ocean, Waves

    Ocean waves and winds are getting higher and stronger

    Using satellite measurements, University of Melbourne researchers show that ocean waves and the winds that generate them have increased over the last 30 years.

  4. 25 March 2019 – Cybersecurity, Elections, Electronic Voting, Encryption , Internet Security

    What a second flaw in Switzerland’s sVote means for NSW’s iVote

    A team including a University of Melbourne expert finds a second flaw in the verification process of the SwissVote system that could exist in NSW's iVote.

  5. 21 March 2019 – Desalination, Drought, Melbourne, Water, Water Management

    Why we need to use water desalination plants early

    Turning on the Wonthaggi water desalination plant now will save money in the long run and head off an emergency later say University of Melbourne experts

  6. 19 March 2019 – Physiotherapy, Sensors, Simulation, Teaching and Learning

    Spinal simulation device for hands-on learning

    University of Melbourne engineers have developed SpinalLog, a sensor device that allows physiotherapy students to simulate and practice spinal mobilisation.

  7. 6 March 2019 – Engineering, International Women's Day, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Women In Science

    Could robots protect us in the surf?

    University of Melbourne researchers are using multi-vehicle robotics to help solve some of the problems faced by humans doing dirty and dangerous jobs

  8. 25 February 2019 – Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Mobile Apps, Mobile Phones, Technology

    Using AI to make your smartphone smarter

    Our smartphones aren't very smart. But University of Melbourne research is working on Artificial Intelligence that predicts when you will reach for your mobile

  9. 11 February 2019 – Data, Encryption , Internet Security, Law, Privacy

    Is it really a myth that our data isn’t safe?

    A University of Melbourne expert argues that new Australian encryption legislation aimed exposing serious criminals might undermine our data security too.