Monash University

The benefits of marriage

Marriage can potentially help reduce crime by enabling people to develop greater self-control, according to a new study examining changes in marital status, self-control and marijuana use between late adolescence ...

Sep 26, 2011 2.8 / 5 (8) 20

More than meets the eyeBug

When you think of robots, you probably think of Arnold Schwarzenegger walking round with part of his metal skull exposed in the Terminator films, or C3PO being the model of politeness in Star Wars. The field ...

Sep 23, 2011 not rated yet 2

Wrapped up in Ribbon

An amazing portable combination heating and cooling device, designed by Monash University Industrial Design student Enzo Kocak, has claimed second place in this year’s international Electrolux Design ...

Sep 12, 2011 4.6 / 5 (5) 2

Keeping tabs on Skynet

(PhysOrg.com) -- In line with the predictions of science fiction, computers are getting smarter. Now, scientists are on the way to devising a test to ascertain how close Artificial Intelligence (AI) is coming ...

Sep 12, 2011 3.8 / 5 (8) 34 | with audio podcast

The unexpected relatives of smallpox

(PhysOrg.com) -- A protein shared by the simple viruses that infect single-cell organisms, and their highly complex counterparts that affect mammals, could hold to the key to understanding and ultimately neutralising ...

Sep 09, 2011 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Music in the air

The days of sitting at keyboard with a pencil and a sheet of manuscript paper to compose music could be long gone with the development of software by researchers from Monash University’s Faculty of Information ...

Aug 22, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Inspired by insect intelligence

Monash University researchers, as part of an international collaboration, are using insect intelligence to develop new wireless sensor networks that could transform how we monitor changes to the environment, ...

Jun 17, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Universe's not-so-missing mass

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Monash student has made a breakthrough in the field of astrophysics, discovering what has until now been described as the Universe's 'missing mass'. Amelia Fraser-McKelvie, working within a team at the ...

May 24, 2011 4.8 / 5 (30) 31 | with audio podcast