Could robots protect us in the surf?
A swarm of cheap small robots, each with little capability, can replace one costly highly-capable robot.
Stimulating the brain without major surgery
A team of researchers have been working on a replacement for open brain surgery since 2012, inventing a stimulation device that can be implanted in blood vessels next to the brain's motor cortex, in a minimally invasive procedure involving a small 'keyhole' incision in the neck.
New research in AI pushes frontiers in epileptic seizure prediction
The findings, described in a paper titled 'Epileptic Seizure Prediction using Big Data and Deep Learning: Toward a Mobile System,' present new results in epileptic seizure prediction using deep learning algorithms deployed on a brain-inspired, mobile processor.
The exciting future of light energy
In a world of growing energy needs, and a global imperative to halt carbon emissions, a tiny 'quasiparticle' called an exciton could provide the answer to our problems.
Seeing the electricity inside graphene for the first time
In the race towards faster and smarter next-generation electronics, including quantum computers, researchers at the University of Melbourne are the first in the world to image how electrons move in two-dimensional graphene.
Robots with a human touch
Prosthetic limbs, once awkward, uncomfortable and limited in function, have come a long way, particularly with the advent of 3D printing. Many of the most expensive models can be programmed to perform a remarkably wide range of movements. But none have been able to restore the sense of touch.
Flexible cells on roofs to windows to cars to even clothing
A new kind of high performance light-harvesting material with unusual crystallisation, which aligns its molecules to improve performance.
Energy from water flow to save lives
A University of Melbourne research team has been awarded a USAID grant for their work addressing pneumonia in Papua New Guinea.
Printing the largest solar cells
Scientists have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells in Australia - 10 times the size of what they were previously able to - thanks to a new solar cell printer that has been installed at CSIRO.
Innovative Australian project offers solar manufacturing opportunity
Australia's world-leading solar researchers and industry have partnered to develop new ways of generating zero-emissions electricity using a printing machine to produce solar cells.