Wearable device makes memories and powers up with the flex of a finger
Researchers have invented an experimental wearable device that generates power from a user’s bending finger and can create and store memories, in a promising step towards health monitoring and other technologies.
Coffee offers performance boost for concrete
Engineers in Australia have found a way of making stronger concrete with roasted used-coffee grounds, to give the drink-additive a “double shot” at life and reduce waste going to landfills.
Proton battery promises cheap energy storage that’s kinder to nature
Engineers in Melbourne are vying for pole position in the global race to make a cheap rechargeable battery for storing solar energy that does not rely on scarce natural resources.
Homegrown research team to put plants on the Moon
A bold plan to grow seedlings on the Moon by 2026 has been funded by the Australian Government, in what could reveal a greater understanding of horticulture in extreme environments.
Tiny device mimics human vision and memory abilities
Researchers have created a small device that ‘sees’ and creates memories in a similar way to humans, in a promising step towards one day having applications that can make rapid, complex decisions such as in self-driving cars.
New ‘designer’ titanium alloys made using 3D printing
A team of researchers has created a new class of titanium alloys that are strong and not brittle under tension, by integrating alloy and 3D-printing process designs.
Unlocking the Power of AI for Human-Like Conversations
RMIT University has partnered with the Conversation Design Institute to deliver a new industry conversational AI course for Australian learners.
Building cladding with recycled glass scores sky-high results in sustainability
Engineers have developed new fire-safe building claddings using recycled glass, creating a promising circular-economy solution to address a major waste stream.
Space Teams Academy – the closest thing to Virtual Astronaut Training
RMIT University’s Space Industry Hub and One Giant Leap Australia Foundation are offering high school students the opportunity to participate in a virtual space program, the brainchild of a former astronaut.
RMIT Aviation Academy launches with university sector’s largest aircraft fleet
Top aviation leaders launch the RMIT Aviation Academy with a fleet of 24 new aircraft purchased to deliver world-class learning for the future workforce.
How to make hydrogen straight from seawater – no desalination required
Researchers have developed a cheaper and more energy-efficient way to make hydrogen directly from seawater, in a critical step towards a truly viable green hydrogen industry.
Antibiotic innovation helps fight against superbugs
RMIT scientists have created a new type of antibiotic that can be rapidly re-engineered to avoid resistance by dangerous superbugs.
Smart stitches to reduce infection, simplify post op monitoring
A new antimicrobial suture material that glows in medical imaging could be a promising alternative for mesh implants and internal stitches.
Recyclable mobile phone batteries a step closer with rust-busting invention
Mobile phone batteries with a lifetime up to three times longer than today’s technology could be a reality thanks to an innovation led by engineers at RMIT University.
Light-based tech could inspire Moon navigation and next-gen farming
Super-thin chips made from lithium niobate are set to overtake silicon chips in light-based technologies, according to world-leading scientists in the field, with potential applications ranging from remote ripening-fruit detection on Earth to navigation on the Moon.
Good vibrations turbo charge green hydrogen production
Engineers in Melbourne have used sound waves to boost production of green hydrogen by 14 times, through electrolysis to split water.