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This month marks 60 years since the first computer came to Victoria, and 60 years of computing at the University of Melbourne. 

A changing climate means that by 2070 koalas may no longer call large parts of inland Australia home, researchers have found. 

A radical new process that allows hydrogen to be efficiently sourced from liquid formic acid could be one step forward in making the dream of hydrogen-powered cars an economic reality.

Astronomers have produced the most detailed radio map yet of the atmosphere of Jupiter, revealing the massive movement of ammonia gas that underlies the planet’s colourful bands, spots and whirling clouds.

Eminent scientists, Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty and Professor Sharon Lewin, have called for an increased level of collaboration and more funding for research to fight infectious diseases across the globe.

The Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced Professor Kelsey Hegarty has been appointed as Australia’s first chair of Family Violence Prevention. It will be a joint appointment by The University of Melbourne and the Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s)

With soundproof flooring, pull-out seats and an attractive light filled piazza complete with a grand piano, the University of Melbourne’s new arts education space studioFive is every arts teacher’s dream.

By analysing the language of 65,000 Facebook users, researchers have found that females used language that was characteristic of compassion and politeness, while masculine language was more hostile and impersonal.

 

Melbourne Law School (MLS) students are leading the way in providing innovative solutions to complex law issues through the use of new technologies. They have designed and built a range of legal help websites to provide the public with fast, accurate and cost-effective information about common legal problems including inaccurate credit reports, handling and managing fines, and assessing employment rights. The students compete for the right to have their ideas developed in the annual presentation called “The Bake-off.”

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have created a system to model and predict house values and rental rates at the individual property level.  The comparison of these two values offers insight into rental yields in the market; an import metric that can be used by buyers, sellers, investors and renters to help make informed choices.

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