Swinburne Newsroom

Swinburne Newsroom

The latest and best news from Swinburne University of Technology.

  • World internet speed record shattered

    And from a single optical chip.

    More so now than ever before, we're relying on the internet to keep us working, studying and entertained from the saf...

    May 27, 2020
  • A monster galaxy found lurking in the shadows

    The footprints of a monster galaxy 12.5 billion years in the past.

    Astronomers have accidentally discovered the footprints of a monster galaxy in the early Universe that has never been...

    October 23, 2019
  • Hangovers do more than make us feel sick

    They can reduce our brain function too.

    It's the morning after a big night out. Not only do you feel sick, but it feels like you can't think straight either....

    August 5, 2019
  • Robots relieving chronic pain

    Could soon be used to apply targeted therapy.

    Researchers have developed a robot system which combines thermal cameras and lasers to examine and then treat back, n...

    June 12, 2019
  • Australia’s ethnic face is changing

    We need to ensure that more rare blood types are covered.

    It’s often said that no matter who we are, “we all bleed red”. But although our blood may be the same colour, we’re a...

    May 15, 2019
  • Getting to the heart of anorexia

    Heart disease major cause of death in people with anorexia.

    A two-year research project at Swinburne is investigating the physiology of anorexia nervosa with the aim of reducing...

    April 8, 2019
  • The search for dark matter finds gold

    Literally a new way of detecting gold and mineral deposits.

    A method for locating seams of gold and other heavy metals is the un­likely spin-off of Swinburne University’s in­vol...

    April 1, 2019
  • In search of the ghosts of dead galaxies

    Ivo Labbé helped discover odd dead galaxies.

    Associate Professor Ivo Labbé is hunting dead galaxies from the dawn of time. These cosmic relics passed their active...

    March 25, 2019
  • Should we use AI in law courts?

    AI should be used to assist sentencing in courts.

    A Melbourne law expert says it’s time to look at machine learning to identify bias in criminal sentencing. Criminal ...

    March 18, 2019
  • Driverless cars could reduce traffic by 80%

    A impact of shared driverless cars is significant.

    Shared driverless cars could make roads safer, transport cheaper, and reduce vehicle numbers dramatically, according ...

    March 11, 2019
  • No red flags yet for 5G health risks

    5G networks raise questions about the effect on our health.

    Much to the excitement of Australians, solid plans to roll out fast 5G mobile communication technology were announced...

    March 4, 2019
  • Blockchain to frame art forgers

    Adapting blockchain to authenticate valuable artworks.

    Sometimes an art forgery is so sophisticated, it fools even the experts. For example, in 2011, Sotheby’s brokered a d...

    February 25, 2019
  • Giant dinosaur trackway discovered

    Dinosaur tracks made 95 million years ago have been found.

    A well-preserved dinosaur trackway, travelled by three different types of dinosaurs, has been discovered in Winton in...

    February 18, 2019
  • Cannabis use and brain volume changes

    Grey matter changes in users’ brains.

    Swinburne research has found low-level cannabis use in adolescents may have an effect on the amount of grey matter vo...

    January 25, 2019
  • Turning trams into musical instruments

    AR turns longest tram into a musical instrument.

    Playable cities connect people and place in creative ways. They appropriate urban environments and infrastructure and...

    January 7, 2019

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