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Irrigation network automation improves efficiency and water productivity
Features

Irrigation network automation improves efficiency and water productivity

Enhanced by Australian innovations, several large-scale gravity-fed irrigation networks are now delivering water to farms more efficiently, leading to improved productivity of limited water resources.

Australians could get faster broadband with more kerbside NBN connections
Opinion

Australians could get faster broadband with more kerbside NBN connections

The latest complaints about the National Broadband Network (NBN), including concerns about slow download speeds and frequent dropouts, show that all is not well with the NBN. The Conversation

Surgeons gain implant expertise with virtual training
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Surgeons gain implant expertise with virtual training

New technology has been developed at the University of Melbourne that allows visiting doctors to practise implanting a cochlear device within a simulated virtual-reality system.

Rehabilitation robotics helps restore movement
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Rehabilitation robotics helps restore movement

Combining mechanical engineering with the mechanics of human movement, researchers at the University of Melbourne are working to help restore mobility to people who have suffered a brain injury.

Dean’s Public Lecture: Hidden Hazards – Common Consumer Products and Indoor Environments
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Dean’s Public Lecture: Hidden Hazards – Common Consumer Products and Indoor Environments

Professor Anne Steinemann will deliver a Dean’s Lecture about the hazards of indoor air pollutants lurking in everyday household products on Tuesday March 28, at 6.30pm, Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre.

Bolt innovation to improve infrastructure strength and resilience
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Bolt innovation to improve infrastructure strength and resilience

A major research collaboration based around new uses for the Australian-designed ONESIDE™ bolt is aimed at creating more cost-efficient and resilient building systems.