Computers use social media data to predict crime
Algorithms can now predict the time and place of various crimes by analysing location-based data from social media users.
Study highlights roundabout risk for older drivers
Newly published research shows why so many older drivers crash at roundabouts and what can be done to improve safety.
Third time’s the charm: how to overcome your public speaking fears
Scared of giving a speech? Dread the idea of a job interview? Avatars and virtual reality could be the key to overcoming public speaking fears, according to an RMIT researcher.
New Future Fellows boost RMIT research
New ARC Future Fellowships awarded to RMIT researchers will support landmark projects on foetal brain development, improving human rights and cutting-edge photonics.
New technology for early detection of Type 1 diabetes
Researchers are developing early detection technology for Type 1 diabetes that can accurately predict if a child is at risk of the chronic disease.
Back to the future as researchers invent real-life flux capacitor
The "Back to the Future" time machine runs on an imaginary flux capacitor but could the movie invention become reality?
RMIT leads the way in sustainability
RMIT’s Sustainable Urban Precincts Program (SUPP) has far exceeded expectation, surpassing target goals years ahead of schedule.
New NanoZymes use light to kill bacteria
Researchers from RMIT University have developed a new artificial enzyme that uses light to kill bacteria.
RMIT and Microsoft develop course in world-first collaboration
RMIT has teamed up with Microsoft to deliver a ground-breaking new Games and Graphics Programming course for the next generation of mixed reality software developers and designers.
ROO takes to the sky in Australia
A new Robotic Optical Observatory (ROO) Telescope installed at RMIT University has generated new partnerships and research opportunities.
Golden touch: next-gen optical disk to solve data storage challenge
Scientists from Australia and China have drawn on the durable power of gold to demonstrate a new type of high-capacity optical disk that can hold data securely for more than 600 years.
3D printed clip-on turns smartphone into fully operational microscope
Researchers have developed a 3D printable “clip-on” that allows anyone – from scientists to the scientifically curious – to turn their smartphone into a fully functional microscope.
RMIT team wins hackathon prize with tech accessibility solution
An RMIT team has won the creativity award at TADHack, the world’s largest telecommunications hackathon, with a solution to improve computer accessibility for people with vision and hearing issues.
RMIT project puts real estate prices in perspective
RMIT-developed software is putting the real back into real estate prices.
Meet Dayanthi Nugegoda: pollution detective
Professor Dayanthi Nugegoda’s expertise in environmental toxicology is playing an important role in managing the balance between industry and the environment.
Citizens to help inform the future of nanotechnology in Europe
RMIT is a partner in a €2M research project focused on aligning future developments and applications of nanotechnology with societal needs.
Plenty of room at the bottom: how nanotechnology is revolutionising science
The manipulation of matter at the atomic scale, known as nanotechnology, is radically changing industry and society - and creating exciting new job opportunities.
Building expertise for Australia's booming food industry
As food consumers, we've come a long way in the past decade. And so has the industry that is dedicated to meeting our gourmet demands.
From silly to serious: app growth poses skills test for developers
They may have started out as time-wasting phone fun, but mobile apps are now an intrinsic part of daily life and of increasing importance to Australia’s economy.
The chips stack up with Victoria Fellowship win
The researcher behind a new nanophotonic chip that could significantly boost internet speeds and beat the “big data crunch” has won a prestigious Victoria Fellowship.
Learning to code leads Leroy from the bush to big time robotics
Building a career as a software developer and robotics expert doesn’t necessarily mean you spent your childhood glued to a computer screen.
Small focus, big scope for one of science’s biggest challenges
Scientists are discovering the life-changing potential of working at the nanoscale.
Studying cyber security is a safe bet for career progression
Choosing to change career wasn’t a risky decision for Hema Zmirak, as she knew that moving into cyber security is about as safe a bet as the name suggests.
RMIT talks spring new science into the public sphere
RMIT has launched an annual series of free public lectures demonstrating how research is meeting the challenges of 21st century science.
Game on for RMIT game researchers after Microsoft office trip
Students from RMIT could soon be gaining insight from one of the world’s largest software developers thanks to a link-up between RMIT researchers and Microsoft.
RMIT awarded funding for nanotechnology research in Europe
RMIT is part of a multi-institution consortium awarded a prestigious European Union Horizon 2020 (H2020) research and innovation grant worth €2M and focused on nanotechnology development.
RMIT introduces Indian summer school program
RMIT has launched a summer school program in India — the first Australian university to do so.
Hacking challenge is serious fun for RMIT cyber security students
With cyber attacks a hot topic and cyber security skills in short supply, this year’s Cyber Security Challenge Australia showed RMIT students that while hacking is fun, it’s also serious business.
New app a game changer for chemistry education
A new mobile app developed by RMIT software engineering students could be a game changer for chemistry education.
RMIT students win soil and environment challenge
A team of students from the School of Science has won the inaugural Victorian Inter-university Soil and Environment Quiz, hosted by RMIT.
Gold mining and cybersecurity research supported by Linkage grants
RMIT researchers have been awarded $690,000 in the latest round of Australian Research Council grants.
Fly Your Ideas student finalists shape future of aviation
Three RMIT students have finished second at the final of the 2017 Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition, a global hunt for ideas to transform the aviation industry.
World’s thinnest hologram paves path to new 3D world
An Australian-Chinese research team has created the world’s thinnest hologram, paving the way towards the integration of 3D holography into everyday electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs.
Making sense of analytics and data science
In this era of Big Data, analytics and data science are burgeoning fields, demanding highly-skilled professionals who are also effective communicators.