Michela Mariani – University of Melbourne The landscape of Tasmania has been shaped by thousands of years of Aboriginal burning practices, researchers at the University of Melbourne have found. Climate change, bushfires and human activities threaten a variety of ecosystems worldwide. For instance, Tasmanian rainforests and moorlands are in danger of severe reduction and extinction […]
Matias Maturana – The University of Melbourne For people with epilepsy, it’s not just the severity of seizures that’s a problem: their unpredictability also takes a psychological toll. Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a brain implant that could be used to predict when an epileptic seizure will occur, and potentially stop it […]
Joseph J. Richardson – University of Melbourne Nanotechnology-infused plants could monitor and improve air quality in our cities, according to Australian researchers. Joseph Richardson of the University of Melbourne has used an ancient flower-dyeing technique to grow advanced nanomaterials inside plants to detect and absorb pollution. These bionic plants act like sponges that soak up […]
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