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


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The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet online

We’re inviting you to participate in an online trial of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet - a nutritious and convenient weight loss program, supported by scientific evidence.

Soil contamination detector launched in the US

A handheld detector that reduces both the cost and time taken to remediate sites contaminated by petroleum products has been launched to market in the United States.

Twitter tool shows a real-time view of our emotions

Researchers from CSIRO have unveiled a new online tool developed for the Black Dog Institute, in partnership with Amazon Web Services, called ‘We Feel’ which analyses the words from millions of tweets to display a real-time view of our emotions.

Cockroaches vs furry slippers

Did you forget Mothers' Day? Don't fret - here's a present that will make your mum glad you were a bit slow. Or at least make a change from chocolates and fluffy slippers. It's A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia.

3D printed first to treat sleep apnoea

A new 3D printed device is set to end the suffering for thousands of sleep apnoea patients.

New antivirals closer with opening of new laboratory

Construction of the unique Biosecure Immunology Laboratory in Victoria will improve Australia’s ability to develop new treatments for highly infectious viruses such as influenza and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Future cyber threats to cause more headaches than ‘Heartbleed’

Tomorrow’s hackers could shut down infrastructure and defraud public sector of billions according to a new report released by CSIRO at CeBIT’s Cyber Security Conference today.

CSIRO innovation could reduce brown coal emissions by up to 50 per cent

CSIRO and its industry partners plan to conduct a A$1 million trial of the Direct Injection Carbon Engine (DICE) with the aim of reducing emissions from brown coal-generated electricity by 50 per cent compared to current technology.

Hollywood makeover for plastic

A new material that prevents plastic from ageing has been developed by CSIRO – offering huge environmental and cost savings for the energy industry.

Research leads to food and sport deals

The commercialisation of CSIRO research and technology reached an important milestone this week with agreements being signed in the food, sport and surveying industries.

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.

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