Monash University was founded in 1958 in Melbourne, Australia as a public university. Monash has over 55,000 students attending classes in the universities eight campuses. Six of the campuses are located in Victoria, Australia, one campus in South Africa and one in Malaysia. The university has a Centre in Prato, Italy. Monash University is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight and ranked in the top 50 of all universities world-wide. The University is noted for its Stem Cell Research and the Monash Science Technology Research and Innovation Precinct, as well as 100 other scientific research centres.
New step towards producing cheap and efficient renewable fuels
A significant advance has been made in the potential to produce renewable fuels from excess atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), with the discovery of a cheap and efficient catalyst with which to carry out this process.
New research explains how the ability to collaborate became widespread in humans
Shared intentions are part of our everyday life. They range from the banal, such as "we intend to go out to dinner tonight", to those with more far-reaching consequences like "we intend to form an alliance to defeat our ...
Research sets new record for generation of fuels from sunlight
Researchers at Monash University have designed a solar fuel generating device that has established a new record in energy efficiency for the production of solar fuels.
A fish in the desert—risky swims are key to survival
Despite the extreme environment, Australia's iconic Lake Eyre Basin is home to a range of aquatic animals – including fish. In fact, during massive floods, the desert is teeming with them. But such flood events are very ...
Studying artificial 'consciousness' could pave the way for artificial intelligence
Imagine a world where "thinking" robots were able to care for the elderly and people with disabilities. This concept may seem futuristic, but exciting new research into consciousness could pave the way for the creation of ...
Organic semiconductors get weird at the edge
As the push for tinier and faster electronics continues, a new finding by scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Monash University could help inform the design of the next generation of cheaper, more efficient ...
Protein discovery fuels re-design of mosquito-based malaria vaccine
A promising type of vaccine designed to eradicate malaria by blocking parasite transmission could be a step closer, as a result of experts uncovering new information about the targeted protein.
The molecules that tell you how to grow a backbone
Growing the right number of vertebrae in the right places is an important job – and scientists have found the molecules that act like 'theatre directors' for vertebrae genes in mice: telling them how much or how little ...
Color matters in display of fish aggression
Biologists have unlocked new insights into the mysterious evolution of colour diversity among fish, and how aggression from other species plays a part in patterns of colour diversity observed in the wild.
A most singular nano-imaging technique (Update)
Just as proteins are one of the basic building blocks of biology, nanoparticles can serve as the basic building blocks for next generation materials. In keeping with this parallel between biology and nanotechnology, a proven ...