The first clinical test of an Australian bionic eye is likely to take place within two years and be commercialised within five according to University of Melbourne researchers, thanks to a $50 million funding boost from the Federal Government.
ANZACs landing at Gallipoli in 1915 discovered classical ruins from antiquity while digging trenches, and uncovered evidence that Lone Pine – now a place of pilgrimage for many Australians – was already a place of special significance to people in the ancient world.
As Barack Obama approaches his first 100 days at President of the United States, noted US congressional scholar and media commentator, Dr Tom Mann, will discuss the performance of the Obama Administration in a public lecture at the University of Melbourne .
The science behind Victoria’s recent bushfires will be discussed at a forum at the University of Melbourne this week. The Melbourne School of Land and Environment will host a public forum as part of the Bushfire Recovery Initiative (BRI). The forum will address critical scientific issues including climate change, understanding the risks and management of bushfires, bushfire behaviour and the implications for our catchments and streams.
University of Melbourne researchers have leapt the lab to marketplace divide, by selling the world’s first Single Photon Source to Germany. Single Photon Sources are the key to advances in Quantum Communications which will provide unprecedented Ultra-high Security for information transfer.
Reducing junk food advertising for kids and increasing alcohol taxes are among more than 400 suggested answers to this question; received in response to the Preventative Health Taskforce’s discussion paper, Australia: the healthiest country by 2020.
Outrage and accusations of political correctness by politicians and some sections of the media in response to the Government’s Draft Early Years Framework are misguided, and deny the science of early childhood development, according to University of Melbourne Chair of Early Childhood Education and Care, Professor Collette Tayler.
Once thought to be only the realm of the blue-ringed octopus, researchers have now shown that all octopuses and cuttlefish, and some squid are venomous. The work indicates that they all share a common, ancient venomous ancestor and highlights new avenues for drug discovery.
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.