Machine learning fast-forwards solar cell design
Researchers in Australia have harnessed AI to produce solar cells from the mineral perovskite in just a matter of weeks, bypassing years of human labour and human error to optimise the cells.
RMIT study suggests link between feral horses and peatland carbon emissions
A ground-breaking new study by RMIT has found carbon emissions from Australian alpine peatlands to be much higher in areas disturbed by feral horses.
RMIT receives second SAGE Cygnet Award
RMIT is the first Victorian University to be awarded a second SAGE Cygnet Award, as it continues to progress towards its silver Athena SWAN accreditation.
Ultrathin nanotech promises to help tackle antibiotic resistance
Researchers have invented a nano-thin superbug-slaying material that could one day be integrated into wound dressings and implants to prevent or heal bacterial infections.
Driverless cars are no place to relax, new study shows
Early data on activities that will be unsafe to undertake in automated vehicles has been released. From doing work to watching the world, from social media to resting – preliminary results are in.
Fungi blaze a trail to fireproof cladding
RMIT scientists have shown it’s possible to grow fungi in thin sheets that could be used for fire-retardant cladding or even a new kind of fungal fashion.
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.
European funded research to boost the safety of steel construction products using recycled scrap aluminium
RMIT Europe has been awarded AU$434K to contribute to ALCOAT, a research project developing aluminium alloy coatings as a more sustainable alternative to zinc galvanisation.