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Irrigation network automation improves efficiency and water productivity

Enhanced by Australian innovations, several large-scale gravity-fed irrigation networks are now delivering water to farms more efficiently, leading to improved productivity of limited water resources.

23 March 2017

Australians could get faster broadband with more kerbside NBN connections

The latest complaints about the National Broadband Network (NBN), including concerns about slow download speeds and frequent dropouts, show that all is not well with the NBN. The Conversation

16 March 2017

How to choose the best NBN plan for your needs

As the National Broadband Network (NBN) roll out continues, those privileged to have access to the network will be hunting for bargains when it comes to choosing a broadband plan.

19 December 2016

Regional Australia is crying out for equitable access to broadband

Internet and broadband connectivity are the foundation of the networked economy. But to ensure the benefits of the networked economy are evenly distributed, the Australian government needs to ensure access to the internet to encourage and support innovation.

7 December 2016

Intelligent controller to optimise robotic-aided stroke rehabilitation

The next generation of a robotic aid to help patients regain movement after a stroke is nearing completion as a result of an internationally collaborative initiative involving researchers at the University of Melbourne.

1 December 2016

Electrical approach triggers new treatments for chronic disease

Known variously as bioelectronics or electroceuticals, emerging therapies that use the electronics or electrical stimulation of the nervous system to treat chronic disease offer exciting potential for improved human health and wellbeing.

2 November 2016

Student ingenuity shines at Endeavour exhibition 2016

A battery that charges over wifi is just one of the student inventions launched at the Endeavour Engineering & IT Exhibition 2016, the University of Melbourne’s showcase of Engineering and IT design projects.

20 October 2016

Patients see light as first sign of restored vision from bionic eye prototype

The brain’s electrical conductivity creates a special place in medicine for electrical engineers. It has allowed them to open new frontiers, using implanted electronic devices to bypass damaged human sense organs and reconnect the brain to information about the external world.

20 October 2016

Global crowdsourcing contest to predict epileptic seizures begins

An online contest will let the globe’s keenest data scientists loose on the holy grail of epilepsy research — an algorithm that can predict seizures.

7 September 2016

How energy access can power communities and create gender equality

An international conference examining inclusive energy solutions, being held at the University of Melbourne, will look at how access to energy can help reduce poverty, improve social inclusion, including balancing gender equity.

29 August 2016


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