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  1. Electrical approach triggers new treatments for chronic disease

    Known variously as bioelectronics or electroceuticals, emerging therapies that use the electronics or electrical stimulation of the nervous system to treat chronic disease offer exciting potential for improved human health and wellbeing.

  2. Fuel efficiency and emissions focus of motoring research partnership

    The need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is driving innovation in the passenger vehicle industry, and the University of Melbourne is at the forefront of research efforts through its longstanding partnership with the Ford Motor Company.

  3. Patients see light as first sign of restored vision from bionic eye prototype

    The brain’s electrical conductivity creates a special place in medicine for electrical engineers. It has allowed them to open new frontiers, using implanted electronic devices to bypass damaged human sense organs and reconnect the brain to information about the external world.

  4. Polymer implants provide next generation medical treatments

    The potential of miniature implants to deliver controlled doses of medicine over many months is expected to revolutionise health care and improve treatment for an increasingly wide range of conditions over the next decade.

  5. Augmented reality brings new life to retail

    Augmented reality can bring a whole new experience to the purchase of clothing, but storytelling skills can add a crucial link when using this technology to connect place and culture for customers in retail settings.

  6. Putting a window and lasers in the hull of a ship to improve efficiency

    Associate Professor Nicholas Hutchins is working with a team of international collaborators to develop anti-fouling strategies for ships.

  7. Making waves in a wind tunnel

    Professor Jason Monty has built an air-sea interaction facility that will inform climate models and more.

  8. The answers are blowing in the wind

    A team of engineers led by Professor Ivan Marusic were the first in the world to predict and model the behaviour of boundary layer turbulence. Now they are trying to control it.

  9. Making jet engines and power generation more efficient

    Professor Richard Sandberg has developed a computer program to measure turbulence inside a jet engine.

  10. Computing gives us tools to preserve disappearing languages

    In 100 years, many of the world’s 7,000 languages could be extinct. However technology could help to preserve them for the future. Associate Professor Steven Bird from the Department of Computing and Information Systems discusses his work in cyberlinguistics.

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