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Reading or altering someone’s online vote in Saturday’s election in Western Australia might be much easier than it seems, according to an article published today in Pursuit.

A University of Melbourne researcher has found that one-third of Australians report health problems — ranging from migraine headaches to asthma attacks — when exposed to common fragranced consumer products such as air fresheners, cleaning products, laundry supplies, and personal care products.

University of Melbourne researchers have been awarded more than $3 million in the latest round of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Projects scheme announced today by the Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham

Two outstanding early career researchers from the University of Melbourne have won Fellowships to further their work in enabling positive social impact thanks to The Westpac Bicentennial Foundation.

The University of Melbourne is one of four teams worldwide awarded a share of more than US$100 million in funding from the US Government’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), in what may be one of the largest-ever research efforts aimed at improving human reasoning.

 Daily life for blind and vision-impaired people will be dramatically improved following the development by University of Melbourne researchers of a prototype of an electronic device to help them avoid non-protruding obstacles.

The fringe of Melbourne’s CBD will become a connected transport living lab from this year, in an ambitious project that will connect data from vehicles, bicycles, transport infrastructure and more, to prevent traffic jams and crashes, and cut travel times and carbon emissions.

The University of Melbourne is holding its first ever “Snitch Hunt” on Saturday — World Human Rights Day — to show just how Australia’s new metadata laws have scuppered notions of privacy and made it a doddle to flush out whistleblowers.

 

A new centre based at the University of Melbourne will help unlock the potential growth of Australia’s prefabricated building industry by creating a co-operative training system between industry and universities.

A joint research program between The University of Melbourne and Sharif University of Technology in Iran will focus on finding practical solutions to the urgent issues facing the Lake Urmia basin, a national priority for Iran.

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