A new robotic dairy that uses lasers to detect cow teats, allowing the animals to 'self milk', has been opened in northern Victoria.It's the centrepiece of the University of Melbourne's revamped Dookie campus, located near Shepparton.The dairy is teaching agricultural students about futuristic methods of milk and food production, and facilitating research into emerging animal welfare issues.
Charging up an electric car can put as much strain on the energy grid as a small family home. So how can we embrace this new technology while keeping an eye on sustainability? VISIONS looks at cutting edge research into the design of electric vehicles and their likely impact on the electricity grid.
The levels of Co2 forecast for 2050 has been shown to deplete the nutritional quality of major food crops, an international research team featuring academics from the University of Melbourne has determined.
The University of Melbourne will strengthen its teaching and research in Agriculture and consolidate its courses in Geography, Resource Management and Forestry through proposed changes to faculty structures at the University.
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.