Climate science boost with tropical aerosols profile
The seasonal influence of aerosols on Australia's tropical climate can now be included in climate models following completion of the first long-term study of fine smoke particles generated by burning of the savanna open woodland and grassland.
Research supports a new approach to counting CO2 emissions
Researchers have called for a system of carbon emission assessments that reflect better the true contribution of each emitting nation to the increase in atmospheric CO2 and promote preservation of forests, particularly in tropical regions.
Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2
Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world’s arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research.
CSIRO appoints new leader of water research
CSIRO has announced the appointment of Dr Carol Couch as Director of the Water for a Healthy Country National Research Flagship. With an investment of more than A$80 million dollars per annum the Flagship is the largest research partnership focusing on water in Australia.
CSIRO and DSTO join to strengthen research capability
Australia’s two largest publicly funded research agencies, the CSIRO and the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), have signed a Strategic Relationship Agreement aimed at high-impact research priorities.
Astronomers spy on galaxies in the raw
A CSIRO radio telescope has detected the raw material for making the first stars in galaxies that formed when the Universe was just three billion years old — less than a quarter of its current age. This opens the way to studying how these early galaxies make their first stars.
What does the Great Barrier Reef mean to you?
What does the future hold for the Great Barrier Reef and what part will we play? In the most extensive social study to date, CSIRO is asking 5000 locals, visitors to the reef and businesses how they use, relate to and value the Great Barrier Reef.
CSIRO develops test to improve stem cell safety
CSIRO scientists have developed a test to identify unsafe stem cells. It is the first safety test specifically for human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) – as published today in the international journal Stem Cells.
Preparing the ground for our electricity make-over
Change is a-coming! In 2050 CSIRO predicts that our homes and businesses could be powered by over 20 different energy sources and technologies. Together with our partners we are helping Australia’s electricity sector prepare for the monumental make-over required to undergo the transformation.
CTRL+P: Printing Australia’s largest solar cells
Scientists have produced the largest flexible, plastic solar cells in Australia – 10 times the size of what they were previously able to – thanks to a new solar cell printer that has been installed at CSIRO.
Bringing health services into our homes
CSIRO has been awarded more than A$4m research funding by the Federal Government to trial two new telehealth technologies under the NBN-Enabled Telehealth Pilots Program.