Natural hazards research comes to RMIT
Australia’s centre for disaster and natural hazards research is teaming up with RMIT on research and educational initiatives aimed at saving lives and protecting communities from natural disasters.
Sunsmart streets using recycled rubber last twice as long
Rubber from used tyres acts like sunscreen for roads and halves the rate of sun damage when mixed with bitumen, new research has found.
Eating plastic makes for smaller mussels
Microplastics are stunting the growth of mussels in Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay, according to a study by RMIT marine ecologists.
Lotus effect: Self-cleaning bioplastics repel liquid and dirt
Inspired by the always immaculate lotus leaf, researchers have developed a self-cleaning bioplastic that is sturdy, sustainable and compostable.