Understanding how our water catchments react to natural disturbances, may offer hydrologists greater insight into how to manage our water supplies. Key to this, is an understanding of the steady state and why water responds differently in different circumstances.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and partners at the University of California, San Diego are working together to design and build resilient streaming sensor networks for emergency response such as bushfires.
By implanting a single atom into a silicon chip, an Australian research team has created the first quantum bit - the unit of data for the quantum computer - a major step towards ultra-powerful quantum computing.
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.
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.
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are reporting the success of a remote monitoring device that can accurately measure decay and insect infestations in construction timber over vast distances – and could save Australia’s building and electrical distribution industries, millions of dollars.
Professor Nattavudh (Nick) Powdthavee is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research. His research interests are quantitative social and behavioural sciences.