Scientists supercharge search for key ingredient of next-gen lithium batteries
Scientists in Melbourne have used supercomputers to speed up the search for a key ingredient in the next generation of lithium-metal batteries, which could potentially increase storage capacity by 10-fold compared with today’s technology.
Mysterious diamonds came from outer space, scientists say
Strange diamonds from an ancient dwarf planet in our solar system may have formed shortly after the dwarf planet collided with a large asteroid about 4.5 billion years ago, according to scientists.
Indigenous researcher paves road to success with PPE innovation
Shannon Kilmartin-Lynch, a proud Taungurung man from Mansfield in Victoria, is a driving force behind an innovation to use disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) to make concrete stronger.
PPE can be recycled to make stronger concrete
Engineers at RMIT University have developed a method to use disposable personal protective equipment (PPE) to make concrete stronger, providing an innovative way to significantly reduce pandemic-generated waste.
Bolstering resilience against cyber-attacks on autonomous cars
RMIT University is a partner in SELFY, a new European research project aiming to make digitally connected vehicles safer.
Prototyping and manufacturing facility to accelerate medtech start-ups
Entrepreneurs and researchers will collaborate to develop new medical technologies for healthcare and diagnostics thanks to funding for a $16.7 million facility based at RMIT University.
Concrete using recycled tyre rubber hits the road to a circular economy
Engineers have managed to replace 100% of conventional aggregates in concrete – such as gravel and crushed rock – with rubber from discarded tyres that meets building codes, promising a boost for the circular economy.
RMIT University to lead €15.7 million Australia-France doctoral training network
In a significant win for global research training, Australian and French academic ties are set to strengthen with today’s announcement of the Australia France Network of Doctoral Excellence (AUFRANDE).
Researchers step back in time in search of a more sustainable fashion future
Researchers from RMIT have turned their attention to one of Victoria’s best-known tourist attractions — the Sovereign Hill Living Museum in Ballarat — to explore how local and historic dress practices could be applied today to make the fashion industry more sustainable.
Natural hazards research comes to RMIT
Australia’s centre for disaster and natural hazards research is teaming up with RMIT on research and educational initiatives aimed at saving lives and protecting communities from natural disasters.
Organ storage a step closer with cryopreservation discovery
Australian scientists have taken the first step towards improved storage of human cells, which may lead to the safe storage of organs such as hearts and lungs.
New RMIT hub to drive global digital health innovation
A new hub designed to drive digital health innovation to support healthcare transformation and citizen health in Australia and across the globe was officially launched in Melbourne on Wednesday.