Simple test for Parkinson’s
A tool to diagnose Parkinson’s disease when there are no physical symptoms offers hope for more effective treatment.Read the story
How a smart solution to cigarette butt waste could also reduce the urban heat island effect in our cities.Read the story
Meet our science star
Pioneering research into “electronic skin” won Madhu Bhaskaran a Eureka Prize.Read the story
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At RMIT, we collaborate to find solutions to the problems of tomorrow. With a commitment to innovation and practical results, our research is focused on creating real and transformative impact for our global community.
Early fault detection technology developed at RMIT is helping utility providers across Victoria reduce the high number of bushfires caused by powerline sparks.
Researchers have applied "biomimetic" technology to enable unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to feel their way through turbulent wind.
New fabrics will better protect Defence personnel from Improvised explosive devices (IEDs), an extreme threat during any operation.
The world’s first modular hearing aid has human-centred design at its heart, thanks to a deep collaboration between RMIT and industry.
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Designing in response to Indigenous sovereignty
An interactive Wiradjuri-RMIT project is among the winners in the social impact category at the 2018 Good Design Awards.
New report settles the score on Perth’s liveability
A new report measuring Perth’s liveability progress has found that despite improvements, the city is struggling to meet its targets for policy implementation.
New plant app a force of nature at international internet awards
A new virtual greening app, based on research from RMIT and the University of Melbourne, has won both the People’s Voice and the Judge's Webby Award – the "internet’s highest honour".