Male moths have evolved intricate scale arrangements on their antennae to enhance detection of female sex pheromones, which allows them to keep their antennae small enough to maximise flying, new research suggests.
University of Melbourne research reveals that one in four Americans report chemical sensitivity, with nearly half this group medically diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), suffering health problems from exposure to common chemical products and pollutants such as insect spray, paint, cleaning supplies, fragrances and petrochemical fumes.
University of Melbourne researchers have developed a way to quantify the cost of maintaining a secure water supply, allowing authorities to better plan for the future and avoid costly responses to low water levels.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria have CT scanned all 13 known Tasmanian tiger joey specimens to create 3D digital models, allowing them to study their skeletons and internal organs, and reconstruct their growth and development.
The University of Melbourne, as part of a consortium led by Telstra, has entered into a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) covering the first stage of the Murra Warra Wind Farm owned by renewable energy project developer RES and Macquarie Capital.
The Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital has been purchased by the University of Melbourne to enhance the clinical experience in equine medicine, surgery and reproduction for students completing the internationally recognised Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.
The University of Melbourne has joined as an initial member of the newly formed IBM Q Network, a collaboration of leading Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions and national research labs working directly with IBM to explore quantum applications for business and science.
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.