Professor Graeme Clark AC from the University of Melbourne is the first Australian to receive the US Russ Prize for an outstanding achievement in bioengineering innovation that is in widespread use to improve health and well-being: the cochlear implant.
New research has unlocked the secrets of efficiency in nanomaterials, that is, materials with very tiny particles, which will improve the future development of chemical sensors used in chemical and engineering industries.
In late 1980's Australia, BuzzFeed was a distant dream, Facebook sounded like a non sequitur and 'the cloud' resided only in the sky. But all that was to change with the arrival of the internet to our shores on June 24th 1989 — exactly 25 years ago today.
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.
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.