A new sponge-like material, discovered by Monash researchers, could have diverse and valuable real-life applications. The new elastomer could be used to create soft, tactile robots to help care for elderly people, perform remote surgical procedures or build highly sensitive prosthetic hands.
Monash University researcher Dr Qiaoliang Bao is starting 2016 on a high, after recently being awarded a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship.
From 6pm to midnight on Tuesday 1 December, Monash engineering students from Australia and Malaysia were granted a privilege that even local Florentines are unlikely to experience in their lifetimes.
The Monash Motorsport team have blitzed the field again at the annual Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Australasian event. Overall winners for a record seven years in a row, the Monash University crew defeated 29 other teams from around Australia, New Zealand, India and Japan.