Monash University

Cool crystals and hot climates

A crystalline structure used by a silkworm virus to protect itself from the elements may provide similar protection for human vaccines in challenging tropical climates and remote regions.

dateJan 16, 2015 in Materials Science
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Mapping the heatwave toll

A study identifying those Australians who are most vulnerable to extreme heat will inform new ways to help communities manage the risks associated with heatwaves.

dateJan 08, 2013 in Environment
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A modern water conundrum

A project that unites civil engineering and the social sciences is showing how developing countries can benefit from tailored solutions rather than an unthinking uptake of advanced technology.

dateNov 14, 2014 in Environment
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Why women choose to migrate

Women from China and India are migrating to change their lives, although they face greater risk than men of human trafficking, assault and rape.

dateAug 01, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Fines not fair for vulnerable

Despite recent amendments, Victoria's infringement system does not adequately consider the circumstances of disadvantaged and vulnerable people, new research has revealed.

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Metals go from strength to strength

To the human hand, metal feels hard, but at the nanoscale it is surprisingly malleable. Push a lump of metal with brute force through a right-angle mould or die, and while it might look much the same to the ...

dateApr 15, 2014 in Materials Science
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