Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got way easier
Researchers have developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products.
New podcast explores how law makes our world a better place
A new podcast takes listeners behind the scenes with leading international lawyers to reveal the machinations of war, peace and human rights.
Rebuilding our world in a sustainable way
Besides stimulating global economic recovery in response to COVID-19, government investment in construction and infrastructure also offers the built environment sector an opportunity to respond with sustainable building and design solutions.
Protecting our firefighters through human-centred engineering
Researchers at RMIT University are developing intelligent garments and materials to protect and monitor the health of the most vulnerable frontline workers as they tackle the chaos and catastrophe of wildfires.
Break in traffic accelerates outdoor dining
As Melbourne looks forward to opening up post lockdown, a drop in traffic is offering a range of possibilities for creating vibrant outdoor eating and entertainment precincts to be enjoyed safely.
Research confirms link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease
New research has confirmed long-suspected links between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease, finding identical signs of brain damage in both conditions.
Barely Gettin’ By season three: American Carnage
Podcast hosts Dr Emma Shortis and Dr Chloe Ward are back for season three and as they continue examining the inner workings of American democracy, their eyes are trained on the US election.
Ten ways RMIT research is helping to build a more sustainable future
From turning back the emissions clock to building more durable roads from old tyres, RMIT researchers are tackling today’s biggest challenges and developing solutions for a more sustainable world.
New study reveals why flu can be devastating for pregnant women
New research helps explain why flu can lead to life-threatening complications during pregnancy, suggesting the virus does not stay in the lungs but spreads throughout the mother’s body.
Eyes turn to Europe for State of the European Union Address
The State of the European Union address has set the scene for Europe’s green economy deal - on which climate activist Greta Thunberg has been vocal - and stronger ties with Australia.
An integrative approach to guide the multi-billion dollar FinTech industry
RMIT University’s Professor Anne-Laure Mention examines the future challenges and limitations of financial technology and advocates for coherent efforts to shape the future of FinTech research, policy and practice.
Insect wings inspire new ways to fight superbugs
Scientists have revealed how nanomaterials inspired by insect wings are able to destroy bacteria on contact.
Tackling turbulent times: The transformation of the aviation sector
There's no question of the global impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the aviation sector, being one of the first sectors to bear the brunt of the crisis as the pandemic evolved.
RMIT awarded ‘HR Excellence in Research’ in Europe
RMIT has been awarded the European Commission’s ‘HR Excellence in Research’, becoming the first Australian institution to be recognised in the prestigious program.
A focus on liveability: What can we learn from Barcelona’s superblocks?
With its high population density and compact built environment, the Catalan capital is employing nature-based solutions to tackle typical urban challenges and improve the life of its inhabitants.
Meet RMIT’s Adjunct Professor in Interior Design, Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla
Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla, founder and partner at Vaikla Studio and a member of the Advisory Board of the Estonian Association of Interior Architects, is also Adjunct Professor in Interior Design at RMIT.
Global 3D printing partnership to boost local manufacturing
RMIT University is partnering with Europe’s leading 3D printing institute to support the transformation of Australian manufacturing.
RMIT named a partner in a new European research project on rail cybersecurity
The SAFETY4RAILS research project, which has received €7.7 million from the European Union’s prestigious Horizon 2020 funding scheme, is set to increase the safety and recovery of track-based inter-city railway and intra-city metro transportation from cyber and/or physical attacks.
How does our brain fold? Study reveals new genetic insights
New research is helping unlock the mystery of how the brain folds as a baby develops in the womb – a process critical to healthy brain function.
Australia’s international partnerships in time of uncertainty
With the focus on economic recovery, Trump, Brexit and Australia’s trade negotiations with Europe and the United Kingdom are all reshaping our future.