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Why did the chicken cross the road? Software student takes the App Store by storm
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Why did the chicken cross the road? Software student takes the App Store by storm

Current Master of Engineering (Software) student Andrew Sum and his business partner Matthew Hall have mesmerised iPhone users with their new App, Crossy Road. Since its release three weeks ago, the game has been downloaded by over 7.1 million people. with users spending combined 566 years playing the arcade-style game.

Health advice from online forums putting people at risk
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Health advice from online forums putting people at risk

Unvalidated health information received from online forums could be placing people at risk according to recently published research from the University of Melbourne.

Advances in nanomaterials changing the way the world works
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Advances in nanomaterials changing the way the world works

Ken Crozier, professor of Physics and Electronic Engineering works at the intersection between optics and nanomaterials. His most recent paper explores a breakthrough in the understanding of nanomaterials that can be used to sense minute quantities of chemicals in air and water.

Engineering a better recovery
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Engineering a better recovery

The interface between medicine and engineering is growing ever stronger and clinicians are using new technologies to improve outcomes for patients. University of Melbourne experts have joined forces with the rehabilitation staff at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) to work with patients recovering from stroke or other nervous system injury.

Female undergraduate students inspired by coding at MSE workshop
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Female undergraduate students inspired by coding at MSE workshop

Female undergraduate students from the University of Melbourne stepped into the world of coding at an Introduction to Programming Workshop this week. Experimenting with a range of programming tools and activities, students were challenged to design their own animations, apps and code.

Cracking the code: high school students create their own apps
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Cracking the code: high school students create their own apps

Twenty-two students from four Victorian high schools attended Hack IT, a day-long workshop presented by NICTA and Digital Careers. Hosted at the University, the students had the opportunity to design their own travel tour apps for the City of Melbourne.