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Can hackers turn off the lights?

Keeping our critical infrastructure safe from destructive cyber-attacks

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5 February 2016

Kinecting with the orang-utans

Computer and gaming technology is about to let orang-utans take charge at Melbourne Zoo.

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2 February 2016

Digital Pen Pals Make It Fun to Learn Chinese On Social Media

Can school children reaching across 8,000 kms of geographical and cultural barriers build friendships via social media that motivate them to learn Chinese?

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28 January 2016

The social lives of algorithms

Algorithms aren’t just technical objects; they’re social objects guiding the organisation of everyday sociality. Professor Paul Dourish explains in his Miegunyah Lecture, 'The Social Lives of Algorithms'.

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28 January 2016

Rapid Feedback for student learning

A new app created by learning specialists from the University of Melbourne will enable teachers to assess and provide helpful feedback in real time as students deliver oral presentations.

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27 January 2016

A blueprint for greener cloud computing

Cloud computing promises to streamline IT for businesses and individuals, but Professor Rajkumar Buyya says we must seize the opportunity to make it greener.

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18 January 2016

The digital roadmap to better health

When it comes to our health, why are we more likely to trust e-strangers than strangers in the street?

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18 December 2015

Celebrating women in entrepreneurship

As the year draws to a close, the Melbourne School of Engineering and the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) reflect on all that women in entrepreneurship have achieved throughout 2015.

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18 December 2015

MSE graduates win Ericsson Innovation Challenge

Melbourne School of Engineering graduates Khale Lewis, Daniel Vandali and Brendan Myers designed a dynamic new approach to optimise toll road travel to win the Ericsson Innovation Challenge.

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16 December 2015

When help is just a touch away

A new digital tool offers support for young people with mental health issues, picking up where traditional therapies end.

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15 December 2015


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