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Remote control physics labs for classrooms across the nation

October 24, 2013

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With its  reputation for innovative and high-tech education, La Trobe University is offering new-generation e-learning opportunities streamed directly into Australian secondary schools. Called FAR Labs (Freely-Accessible Remote Laboratories) the system enables high school students to control state-of-the-art equipment at La Trobe’s Physics Department and gain access to the Australian Synchrotron. ‘This will benefit kids all over […]

Boost to 3D imaging challenges global big league

August 13, 2013

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New technique may help unravel mystery of ‘Pandora’ virus Developments in X-ray imaging led by La Trobe University scientists are now able to provide 3D views of the inside of a biological cell. Three-dimensional images of the malaria parasite inside a human red blood cell were published in July in the Scientific Reports of the […]

Social robots aim to revolutionise aged care

January 18, 2013

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Four rosy-cheeked ‘social robots’– Charles, Sophie, Matilda and Jack – are being used in a world-first trial to increase the quality of life for patients with mild dementia.  The social robot project is a joint research venture between La Trobe University and the global electronics giant, NEC Corporation. ‘These assistive robots,’ says Professor Rajiv Khosla, […]

Putting science and maths learning into state-wide ‘Praxis’

October 30, 2012

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Video games that can help students learn science and maths while also assessing their mastery of these subjects are on their way into Victorian school classrooms with the help of La Trobe University computer science student, David Smith. Mr Smith, a third-year student, has been awarded a rare one-year placement with Quantum Victoria, a centre of […]

La Trobe scientists win prestigious India fellowships

October 19, 2012

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Two La Trobe University computer specialists and a nutrition bio-scientist have been awarded prestigious Australian Academy of Science Australia-India Fellowships to carry out important information technology and health research in India. The awards, support by the Federal Government’s Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, were announced in Delhi this week by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, during her visit […]

Rome – the ancient world on iTunes

September 14, 2012

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By Rebecca Pannell,  Communications Intern – Year Ten  La Trobe University’s new course, ‘The Roman World’ – now offered free on iTunes U – is spectacular. Or, as a Roman would say: ‘Spettacolo!’ It gives you a deep understanding of the early myths about how Rome was formed and the Roman people first got their […]

Keeping up pressure for lower carbon emissions

September 9, 2012

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A new and highly innovative tyre pressure station has been installed at the Melbourne campus of La Trobe University, capable of tracking the number of tyres inflated and estimating the reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The station encourages students and staff to ensure their tyres are optimally inflated. Data generated from the system will be […]