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How eye tracking gives players a new experience in video games

Is eye-tracking technology a gimmick or a game changer for the gaming industry? Eduardo Velloso from the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces discusses.

4 April 2016

Applications open for joint PhD scholarships with University of Birmingham

Applications are now open for 20 Priestley Fellowships that enable PhD students to work with academics in both Birmingham and Melbourne.

31 March 2016

Supercomputing and Astronomy Seminars, Thursday March 24

In this upcoming lecture, two leading Indian scientists Dr Vijay Bhatkar and Jayant Narailikar will discuss Supercomputing and Astronomy.

23 March 2016

Orang-utans play video games too, and it can enrich their lives in the zoo

Visiting the orang-utans at the zoo brings us face to face with some of our closest relatives. Moments of connection with these intelligent creatures can be powerfully emotional.

16 March 2016

Indigenous school students boost their coding skills thanks to IT workshop

Students from Worawa Aboriginal Girls College were this week given an introduction to the world of coding in a technology workshop at the University of Melbourne.

9 March 2016

Melbourne University – now with drones!

New opportunities in remote sensing and research data acquisition will be generated with the launch of a new drone project, the Melbourne Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Platform, also known as MUASIP.

3 March 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 this video presentation of his Miegunyah Lecture, 'The Social Lives of Algorithms'.

3 March 2016

Lunar Mission One at Melbourne

In this public lecture David Iron will introduce Lunar Mission One and its motivations, the scientific and social importance of the mission and the future of international space exploration.

2 March 2016

Universities of Melbourne and Birmingham launch joint PhD program in engineering

The University of Birmingham and the University of Melbourne have signed an expansive new collaboration, which will include up to 20 PhD ‘Priestley Scholars’ in engineering, who will study alongside world-leading experts at both universities.

2 March 2016

FBI vs Apple: giving up security and privacy could hurt us all

If Apple concedes to the US government's request to hack its own product, it could end up undermining security and privacy for all of us says Dr Suelette Dreyfus and Associate Professor Shanton Chang.

25 February 2016


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