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International workshop on powering communities to promote equality
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International workshop on powering communities to promote equality

More than 40 academics, engineers and government leaders from Asia will gather at the University of Melbourne this week to examine how renewable energy technologies and systems can reduce poverty, address social inclusion and improve gender balance.

It may not be beautiful but the new ten dollar note is pretty secure
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It may not be beautiful but the new ten dollar note is pretty secure

The new series of Australian banknotes are not a designer’s dream but they are the strongest yet in terms of preventing counterfeiting. Professor David Solomon from the Department of Chemical Engineering writes for The Conversation, along with Swinburne’s Professor Tom Spurling.

How diseases can be targeted using nanotechnology and why it’s difficult
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How diseases can be targeted using nanotechnology and why it’s difficult

The engineering of nanoparticles for biomedical applications remains challenging, particularly when moving from the test tube to biological environments. Dr Mattias Björnmalm and Professor Frank Caruso discuss.

University of Melbourne moves up to 32 in Times Higher Education rankings
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University of Melbourne moves up to 32 in Times Higher Education rankings

The University of Melbourne has climbed to 32nd in the world, and number 1 in Australia according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The latest news sees the University of Melbourne moving up from its ranking of 33 in 2016.

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Australians left to monitor their own NBN broadband speeds

How do consumers know if they will be getting the high-speed NBN connection they were promised? Professor Thas Nirmalathas discusses.

Is technology addiction the same as drug addiction?
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Is technology addiction the same as drug addiction?

Dr Greg Wadley from the School of Computing and Information Systems discusses how technology can change a user’s mental and emotional state.