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The Federal Government has announced a fresh batch of changes to the Murray Darling Basin Plan which affects irrigators in South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.

How can the closure of one tunnel grind a city to a halt? Transport expert Dr Chris Hale discusses the implications and how we need fresh ideas to address ever increasing demands on infrastructure.

A transport strategist and researcher is calling for railway stations to be transformed into community hubs with upgraded architectural facilities and improved services.

In a major development, Bionic Vision Australia researchers have successfully performed the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes.

The 2012 Royal Society of Victoria Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research in the Physical Sciences has been awarded to Professor Frank Caruso, The University of Melbourne, in recognition of his outstanding work in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

A review prepared by the University of Melbourne looks at new methods of water conservation and the need to transform policies and attitudes. The paper describes three emerging methods of addressing shortages: substituting high-quality water with lower-quality water where appropriate, creating drinking water from wastewater and reducing leaks and the volume needed for basic services. 

Two University of Melbourne researchers have been named Australian Laureate Fellowship Recipients for 2012 by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Thirty-six schools from around Victoria will battle it out at the University of Melbourne to see who can come up with the most complex machine to take a simple photo, as part of the 2012 Amazing Spaghetti Machine Contest. 

A select group of teachers from across Victoria will converge at the University of Melbourneto create a new secondary school curriculum; computer science for the ‘iGeneration.’

An interactive internet radio service, a remote area power system and a streamlined booking system for venues, are just some of the projects that are being translated from ideas to reality through a new entrepreneurial program at the University of Melbourne.