The STEM Six: the best of STEM this week (September 7 2018)
Elevators to space, renewable hydrogen and a nanoscale discovery that’s quite a big deal; there was a lot going in the world of science, engineering and technology this week.
In the field: water management in Yellow River Basin
A recent two week intensive subject, ENE90037: International River Basin Management, provided a unique opportunity to develop greater knowledge of managing co-evolved river-basin systems through gaining practical experience in China’s Yellow River Basin.
New fixes for old traffic problems
Bringing transport systems into the 21st century means connecting all elements of the network – from the vehicles to the traffic lights, and even the pavements
AIMES world-first transport technology trial completed in Carlton
In a significant milestone for the Australian Integrated Multimodal EcoSystem (AIMES) project, a world-first trial of connected transport technology took place in Carlton on 11 July 2018.
Six STEM stories to read this week
Catch up on some of the most interesting STEM news from around the world this week.
Smart sensors provide low-cost solution to monitor air quality
An environmental focus of the Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem (AIMES*), has seen a new range of “smart” environmental sensors in place in central Melbourne.
Remote drone surveillance maps horticulture crop health
Drones carrying high-resolution multi-spectral, hyper-spectral and thermal cameras are being used to develop monitoring systems to help growers assess the health of their crops.
Self-driving bus takes first tour of University of Melbourne campus
The University of Melbourne launched its own autonomous mini shuttle bus today to assist in integrated transport solution research and make transport safer.
Researchers help spot fake news on Twitter
As society turns to social media as their main information source, researchers from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering have found a way to help determine the truth from the lies on Twitter.
AIMES project takes out national transport research award
The world-first transport test-bed project led by Professor Majid Sarvi from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering has won this year’s Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Australia National Research Award.
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