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Explaining the fundamentals to create efficient networks
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Explaining the fundamentals to create efficient networks

After more than 20 years of research into the Steiner tree problem and related topics in network optimisation, Associate Professor Marcus Brazil, from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has written a comprehensive book on this area, with his colleague, Professor Martin Zachariasen, from the University of Copenhagen.

Fume with a view: Consumer products and your indoor air quality
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Fume with a view: Consumer products and your indoor air quality

In the latest edition of the University of Melbourne’s Up Close Podcast, Professor Anne Steinemann from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering outlines the causes and consequences of poor indoor air quality and the potentially hazardous fumes generated by home cleaning and personal care products.

National defence award goes to APTES group
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National defence award goes to APTES group

For the second year in a row, Dr Tuan Ngo and his research team, from the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, have received a Defence Capability Improvement Award, in national recognition of the work they have done in creating new protective and light-weight materials to enhance the safety of military vehicles.

Adapting Water Management to Climate Change in India
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Adapting Water Management to Climate Change in India

The long-term impacts of climate change on water security in India and Australia are expected to be significant, in particular, on the hydrologic behaviour of water catchments.

Averting a water crisis
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Averting a water crisis

Professor Peter Scales, from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, is developing cheap, safe technology to recycle dirty water into clean drinking water, to ensure Australia’s future water supply.

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.