4 Jan 2021
Australia to Test 3D Printed Face Guards
By mid-2021, volunteers will be recruited for an accelerated clinical trial of two 'next generation' vaccines against COVID-19, developed by researchers at the University of Melbourne. Among the other proposals to be tested are the use of germicidal ultraviolet light to reduce infection rates in aged care facilities, and 3D-printed face masks to match facial shape and prevent leaks.
6 Jul 2020
Feasibility Trials for First Interventional Neuromodulation Platform
The study is the first clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Stentrode, the first interventional neuromodulation platform. This technology is designed to translate brain activity from the inside of a blood vessel, and is being explored for its potential to enable hands-free control of devices for people with upper limb paralysis.
11 Mar 2019
Could robots protect us in the surf?
A swarm of cheap small robots, each with little capability, can replace one costly highly-capable robot.
10 Dec 2018
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.
8 Dec 2017
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.
22 Jun 2017
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.
2 May 2017
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.
10 Nov 2016
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.
1 Nov 2016
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.
9 Oct 2013
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.
20 May 2013
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.
11 Aug 2011
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.