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.
Reducing the presence of mould in the home may reduce asthma in middle-aged adults according to new research led by the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the University of Tasmania, and Monash University.
Wollemi Pines are one of the oldest and rarest plants on earth â they are also currently the focus of a large amount of acadmeic research.Scientists are trying to determine how best to protect and conserve this endangered native species, which once may have been food for dinosaurs.
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.