Airline crew schedules, train timetables, water usage allocation and hospital staff rosters are just some of the things that present society with mathematical challenges each day. And finding the best solution to these real life situations is now easier thanks to a software platform created by Professor Peter Stuckey from the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne and NICTA.
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.
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.