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The relativity of way finding
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The relativity of way finding

New research into wayfinding has made some surprising revelations about how people take directions and use landmarks, with potential applications in emergency services calls, among other things.

Modelling the Visual Cortex with Parvin Zarei
Research

Modelling the Visual Cortex with Parvin Zarei

Parvin Zarei, Biomedical Engineering PhD student at the University of Melbourne, is modelling how the visual cortex perceives motion transparency with Bionic Vision Australia. For her PhD, Parvin is creating a model to understand how the visual cortex, the part of the brain that enables us to see the world around us, interprets motion transparency.

NBN benefits regional centres, but rural Australia is still left wanting
Opinion / Research

NBN benefits regional centres, but rural Australia is still left wanting

Researchers from the Department of Computing and Information Systems, Dr Bjorn Nansen, Jenny Kennedy and Dr Martin Gibbs have co-authored an article for The Conversation that investigates how rural and regional Australians are experiencing services offered by the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Can we create an energy efficient Internet?
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Can we create an energy efficient Internet?

With the number of Internet connected devices rapidly increasing, researchers from Melbourne are starting a new research program to reduce the energy consumption of such devices.

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Innovative ceramic armour wins top national award

A team including researchers from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recently won the Land Defence Australia National Industry Innovation Award for development of a new lightweight, ceramic armour material that links innovation, collaboration and the manufacturing sector in Victoria.

New ARC projects in engineering and IT
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New ARC projects in engineering and IT

The Melbourne School of Engineering has received funding for six Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA), ten Discovery Projects (DP), one Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grant and two non-lead LIEF grants in the latest round of ARC grant funding announced yesterday.