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Hundreds of thousands of Australians suffering from glaucoma will have access to more accurate information about their deteriorating sight thanks to today’s arrival of a supercomputer.

A world first model for predicting fluid flows close to surfaces will enable engineers to reduce drag in vehicles, and in turn, lead to more efficient and greener planes, cars and boats, according to a University of Melbourne study.

The mystery surrounding what happens when bubbles collide has finally been busted. And knowing how bubbles bounce apart and fuse together could improve the quality of ice-cream and champagne as well as increase efficiency in the mining industry.

The University of Melbourne, Alcatel-Lucent’s research arm, Bell Labs, and the State Government today launched a $10 million Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications (CEET). The centre, to be based at the University, will focus on increasing the energy efficiency of networks and technologies.

Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) today unveils their wide-view neurostimulator concept – a bionic eye that will be implanted into Australia’s first recipient of the technology.

A team of researchers from the University of Melbourne is working on a program that will provide decision-makers in crisis situations accurate predictions of which buildings could fall following a bomb blast. The technology will also provide information about the vulnerability of critical underground infrastructures such as water, gas pipelines and urban utility networks.

Changes in technology and the development of the NBN could force the closure of almost 25% of companies listed on the stock exchange, University of Melbourne business systems expert Professor Colin Ferguson has warned.

The University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES) hosted the launch of the Victorian eHealth Network, a collaboration that will promote and support the application of IT to improve health and wellbeing. 

Victorian life sciences researchers are set to benefit from a partnership between the University of Melbourne and IBM announced today by the Premier of Victoria, the Hon. John Brumby.

The service and application of broadband technologies in Victoria will be strengthened thanks to a collaboration between the University of Melbourne’s Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES) and Huawei- a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world.

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