Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment news
Most Australians would not have heard of a ZigBee wireless mesh network, but the technology is set to play an increasing role in modern life - and can have life-saving applications.
Deakin research finds birds could hold secret to lasting relationships: work together and stay together
The more offspring a couple has to raise the more closely together they work to feed them, contradicting years of scientific belief, new Deakin research has found.
The fact that fish choose their food based on what colours they can see, as opposed to how it tastes, is an inherited trait that could have implications for the evolution in the animal kingdom, new Deakin University research has found.
Walking inside a virtual jet engine to "see" potential design flaws is just one possibility offered by the virtual reality (VR) CAVE within Deakin's new state-of-the-art engineering facility.
Students, industry to benefit from new Deakin partnership with global Indian-based engineering firm Cyient
Deakin's ongoing relationship with India has been strengthened through a new partnership with global engineering firm Cyient, which will open cross-cultural doors for students in both countries
They can wipe out an entire commercial fish farm overnight, terrify open water swimmers throughout the world and disable power stations, but Deakin's top marine scientist is part of a global team which could have the solution to the sting of the jellyfish bloom.
Slow and steady doesn't just win the race between a tortoise and a hare, with new Deakin University research showing sluggish, shy and slow-growing underwater creatures have a better chance of avoiding death by fishing hook than their bigger and bolder counterparts.
A Deakin University biologist is collaborating with French scientists to unlock the secrets to the animal kingdom's ability to fight cancer in an attempt to help human medicine better prevent and cure the disease.
Predators at one of Australia's most northern points are cleaning up frogs and toads hit by cars so quickly that the true cost of road kill could easily be underestimated, Deakin research has found.
Australia's avian populations may be more resistant to environmental variations, such as climate change, than scientists may have thought, new Deakin University research shows.
Deakin nutritionist Associate Professor Giovanni Turchini has been awarded one of the Nutrition Society of Australia's (NSA's) highest honours - the NSA annual medal, in recognition of his outstanding research in aquaculture and nutrition.
A Smart Geelong "Researcher of the Year" award has capped off an outstanding year for Deakin PhD student Justin Eastwood. Mr Eastwood was awarded the prestigious "CSIRO Award for Innovation in Infectious Disease Research or Prevention".
Congratulations to researchers from Deakin University's Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment who have been successful in the ARC scheme outcomes announced recently.
A partnership between Deakin University researchers and a Melbourne-based community organisation has created a computer game designed to prevent bullying.
Tokyo was the destination for Deakin University maths honours student Jaimie McGlashan after she was awarded a 2014 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Asia Pacific recently.
Deakin University ecologists have gained fascinating new insights into the secret lives of a nomadic Australian waterbird whose ability to somehow know it has rained up to thousands of kilometres away has intrigued researchers for generations.
Mention quality control and many would think of large factories and long production lines, but Deakin University molecular biologist Dr Bernhard Dichtl is investigating the role of this process in a somewhat smaller environment – inside cells.
A team of Deakin undergraduate engineering students put their mechatronic design skills to the test at the national final of the 2014 Warman Design and Build Competition in Sydney recently.
The iconic colours in one of one of Australia's most loved backyard parrots may be the surprise result of a tiny virus that kills other species, new Deakin University research has found.
Centre for Integrative Ecology researchers have developed a world-first model to help scientists predict the impacts of climate change on estuaries in one region based on what occurs in another waterway in a different corner of the world.
Former Australian Greens leader Dr Bob Brown helps celebrate 30 years of environmental science courses at Deakin with a special visit.
Marine ecologist Dr Peter Macreadie has attracted laurels along his whole, short career – almost as prolifically as seagrass attracts carbon.
Raucous, gorgeous crimson rosellas are able to sniff out their own species by the lingering odour left over from smelly feathers, unique research by Deakin University has found.
A new research study has found little penguins are more likely to forage for food in groups and work together to target prey.
A team of researchers from the Centre for Integrative Ecology has been short-listed for one of Australia's science "Oscars" - a Eureka prize.
Pink was the colour of the day at Deakin's Melbourne Burwood Campus on 12 August when over 1100 girls from secondary schools around Victoria visited the campus for the 2014 Go Girl, Go for IT event.
Associate Professor Kate Buchanan has received a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship that will allow her to highlight the plight of Australian birds and animals under climate change.
Millions of kilometres of protected marine parks covering vast tracts of ocean may not be enough to save some of the world's migrating sea life.
Deakin University researchers have helped find the keys to lock out digital music pirates through a newly-developed method that doesn't compromise the quality of files.
Three members of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment are among six researchers to have this year received Alfred Deakin Professorships.
Faculty researchers are leading three projects announced in the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project scheme commencing in 2014.
The use of 26 camera traps funded through the crowdfunding site Pozible has enabled Deakin ecologist Dr Euan Ritchie and Jim Thomas of the Tenkile Conservation Alliance to discover three possible new mammal species in remote Papua New Guinea.
Frogs that rely on their vivid colour markings to ward off predators can also appear invisible, Deakin University scientists have discovered.
Deakin researchers are currently working on a project that aims to harness some of that screen time by concurrently instilling some values.
The value of Australia's newly established network of marine parks has been highlighted by an international project that used satellites to track the vulnerable flatback sea turtle.
The School of Engineering is changing the way in which universities interact with SMEs in Geelong and the Surf Coast by actively deploying technological solutions to assist in the advanced design and manufacturing space.
New research has uncovered the visual tricks male great bowerbirds employ to enhance their chances of mating.
Global conservation could be bolstered by new research that maps migratory species' impacts on eco-systems, food web dynamics and community processes.
The challenge of reconciling science with politics was one of the key issues raised during the recent visit to Deakin of one of the world's most eminent ecologists, and climate change expert, Professor Lord Krebs FRS
Paper Space, the School of Architecture and Built Environment's annual exhibition showcasing outstanding work from 2013 undergraduate and master's degree students, was held in November 2013.
The achievements of Deakin School of Information Technology PhD student Veelasha Moonsamy have been highlighted in an article published on specialty IT news siteCSO Online.
A paper co-authored by Deakin University researchers and published in The Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB) about how parrots see their colours was also selected as that issue's cover story and featured in the journal's 'Inside JEB' section.
The idea of living alongside large predators such as sharks, lions or leopards may have people quaking in their boots, but it's time for a reality check, argues Dr Euan Ritchie.
Deakin University's forthcoming Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training (CADET) will provide some of the best design-focused engineering facilities in the Australian university sector.
Warrnambool's Lady Bay attracts mostly local recreational fishers who have a good efficiency rate in catching snapper, a Deakin University study has found.
TOBY Playpad is an iPad app created to change for the better the lives of parents who have a child with autism winning further recognition for PRaDA, Deakin University's high performing Strategic Research Centre.
Australia hosted the Asia and Oceania Boccia Paralympic championships in November, a chance for the national team to show off the new Deakin designed ramps for use in the sport.
A project involving Deakin University's Centre for Chemistry and Biotechnology has been awarded NZ$10.8 million in funding in the New Zealand Government's 2013 Science Investment Round.
As part of the 'Thinkers in Residence', the words Professor Yuliang Zheng, known as the father of signcrypton technology, used to describe the program were simple: 'a great idea, excellent'.