AI experts say it's time to program guardians to protect ourselves
Computers are increasingly using our data to make decisions about us, but can we trust them?
RMIT women named superstars of STEM
Three RMIT researchers from STEM have been named among 60 Australian women recognised for outstanding contributions to their fields.
Smart filters: Next gen materials for modern gas masks
Gas masks have barely changed in over 100 years but with the help of some computational wizardry, next gen smart materials are bringing the outdated technology into the 21st century.
Harnessing light for a solar-powered chemical industry
New technology that harnesses sunlight to drive chemical reactions is paving the way for a more sustainable chemical manufacturing industry, one of the globe’s biggest energy users.
Sensors take headache out of summer beach parking
Researchers are installing sensors throughout the summer hotspot of Rye to monitor traffic, parking, crowd numbers and even toilet usage to better manage holiday crowds.
Top optics award for pioneering RMIT physicist
World-leading RMIT University physicist Distinguished Professor Min Gu has been awarded a top international prize, named in honour of the Nobel-winning inventor of holography, Dennis Gabor.
Study reveals murder rates during Nazi genocide
New research shows we’ve underestimated the rate of killing during the Holocaust, and why it matters.
Study unlocks full potential of ‘supermaterial’ graphene
New research reveals why the “supermaterial” graphene has not transformed electronics as promised, and shows how to double its performance and finally harness its extraordinary potential.
Cancer killer: uncovering the health benefits of Vietnam’s gấc fruit
RMIT researcher Dr Tien Huynh has travelled across south-east Asia to learn about the exceptional health benefits of the Vietnamese gac fruit and its ability to destroy cancer cells.
Solution for next generation nanochips comes out of thin air
The secret ingredient for the next generation of more powerful electronics could be air, according to new research.
Tech breakthrough to allow 100-times-faster internet
Groundbreaking new technology allows super-fast internet by harnessing twisted light beams to carry more data and process it faster.
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.
Better GPS opens new opportunities for industry
Leading geospatial scientists say Australian industries are yet to fully tap the potential of rapidly improving Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.
New centre to help industry make sense of data
A new centre will use cutting edge research to help partner organisations turn data into knowledge.
It just got easier to find your dream
You can now find your dream job faster thanks to SEEK search engine improvements developed in a major industry collaboration.
The race to build a quantum computer
Tasks that take billions of years done in just minutes. That’s the quantum revolution coming to computing and it’s set to transform our whole society.
Sun exposure gets personal with wearable UV sensors
Managing vitamin absorption and avoiding sun damage could soon be as simple as slipping on a bracelet thanks to new personalised sensors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.