One small step for man, a giant leap for space science
From why women are more efficient astronauts to how space tech can help with bushfire responses, RMIT experts share their insights on current and future space science.
‘Spintronic’ research promises faster, more efficient computing
Researchers have discovered new magnetic properties within atomically thin structures, with exciting potential for the emerging field of “spintronics”.
How Antarctica’s ultimate survivor is helping lighten our footprint
Tiny and virtually indestructible, the “moss piglet” is one of Antarctica’s toughest inhabitants. Now it’s helping us understand how to better protect this most extreme and vulnerable environment.
Goat milk formula could benefit infant gut health: study
Goat milk infant formula has similar prebiotic properties to breast milk and could support healthy gut function in babies, new research suggests.
Branching out: Making graphene from gum trees
Researchers have developed a cost-effective and eco-friendly way of producing graphene using one of Australia’s most abundant resources, eucalyptus trees.
AI to manage road infrastructure via Google Street View
Geospatial scientists have developed a new program to keep track of street sign locations by tapping into Google Street View images.
From the burbs to the bay: GPS tracking reveals how litter travels
In a Victorian-first citizen science project, GPS-tracked bottles will be released in suburban waterways around Melbourne to reveal precisely how litter makes its way from our streets to our beaches.
Building next gen smart materials with the power of sound
Researchers have used sound waves to precisely manipulate atoms and molecules, accelerating the sustainable production of breakthrough smart materials.
Device simplifies study of blood cells, opens new organ-on-chip possibilities.
A simple innovation the size of a grain of sand means we can now analyse cells and tiny particles as if they were inside the human body.
Building urban climate resilience in the Solomon Islands
The informal settlements of Honiara are home to almost half the city’s population. The complex challenges of these vulnerable urban communities call for tailored, multi-faceted solutions.
The search for diversity in tech
Johanne Trippas learnt about more than just computer science during her PhD: she also came to appreciate how technology impacts lives and why women need to be a part of it.
3D optical biopsies within reach thanks to advance in light field technology
Researchers have shown that existing optical fibre technology could be used to produce microscopic 3D images of tissue inside the body, paving the way towards 3D optical biopsies.