Scanning electron microscope image of the reproductive apex of a barley plant (Hordeum vulgare).


CSIRO's Media Centre provides journalists and the media with information about CSIRO's research and other activities.

Chocolate bytes with virtual mouth this Easter

Here's something to chew over. Easter chocolates, along with our favourite everyday foods, could taste just as good but be healthier in future, thanks to new technology that is revealing the science of chewing.

Improving the way we deliver our science

CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Megan Clark, recently updated staff about new operating arrangements at the organisation.

Peak Data - coming to a network near you

CSIRO has released a report on "spectrum crunch" and the role of ubiquitous connectivity in future wireless applications.

Adapting to change around the Indian Ocean rim

Experts from countries around the Indian Ocean rim are meeting this week in India to discuss ways to improve their disaster resilience and improve management of future climate risk.

Digital tools hold promise for Australia’s bill of health spending

Robots on hospital wards, smart apps on mobile devices and home-monitoring systems will transform our health system a report released by CSIRO has revealed.

Insect's mating secrets key to protecting Aussie farms

CSIRO scientists are combining micro sensing, sterile insect technology and new insect trapping systems to protect our farms from one of Australia’s most economically damaging pest - the Queensland fruit fly.

Amazing space: NASA head in Australia to celebrate 50 years of partnership

NASA Administrator Mr Charles Bolden will today address a gathering at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, ACT, to celebrate 50 years of NASA's Deep Space Network and Australia's part in it.

Australian soil carbon map sets a baseline for future gains

A new CSIRO-developed map of Australia's stored soil carbon provides an important benchmark against which Australia can track future changes in soil carbon storage or carbon sequestration.

State of the Climate 2014: A clear picture of Australia’s climate

A definitive report on observed changes in long term trends in Australia’s climate has been released today by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

Search begins for new CSIRO Chief Executive

The CSIRO Board has appointed recruitment firm Egon Zehnder to undertake the global search for a new head for Australia’s national science agency.

Rocks around the clock: asteroids pound tiny star

Asteroids hit the Earth, the Moon and even, it seems, distant stars.

Pilbara marine health check - good and bad news

A health and wellbeing check up of World Heritage-listed reef ecosystems in the Pilbara region of Western Australia will provide a critical baseline of marine conditions to government, industry and researchers.

New maps reveal locations of species at risk as climate changes

An international team of scientists has produced global maps showing how fast and in which direction local climates have shifted.

Researchers to debunk super spending myths

Researchers from CSIRO and Monash University in Melbourne are putting the spending habits of retirees under the microscope in an effort to understand the finer details behind how they use and manage their super in retirement.

Online game-changer to boost Aussie kids science skills

For the first time, a new online 3D educational world which replicates real life environments is set to improve the science skills of students.

New analysis promises better weed management of the Lake Eyre Basin

A new cost-effective weed management analysis has been developed to help protect one of the most unique regions in the world – the 120 million ha Lake Eyre Basin.

Texting teen driver takes out top science award

Just how dangerous is texting or making calls on your mobile phone while driving?

Teen innovators head to head for top science awards

From a glove which controls computers to bikes made from bamboo, the finalists in this years' BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards cover a diverse range of science and engineering that can teach us all a little something about innovation.

Bio robots make a splash in the Indian Ocean

Robotic floats armed with revolutionary new sensors will be launched in the Indian Ocean, as part of a new India-Australia research partnership to find out what makes the world's third largest ocean tick – and how both nations can benefit from it.

10 years on Mars leads to liveable mud

A team of researchers has found what may once have been the most liveable mud on Mars.

Bee sensors take flight to help farmers

Thousands of honey bees in Australia are being fitted with tiny sensors as part of a world-first research program to monitor the insects and their environment using a technique known as 'swarm sensing'.

Holly’s Christmas wish comes true: Horse takes first step in 3D printed ‘horse-thotics’

Horse vets and CSIRO scientists have given a surprise Christmas gift to ten year old mare, Holly, who suffers from a chronic foot disease.

Find black holes while you're on the bus

Got a tablet? Discover black holes while you ride to work! Or hunt them down on your home computer.

Bridging our big broadband gap

New research report reveals the impact of next generation broadband for Australian households and businesses.

It's electricity, but not as we know it

Australia's electricity landscape could change significantly in the future and consumers will be deciding just what that future will look like.

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