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.

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.

International partnership to protect us from deadly viruses

Researchers from Australia, Singapore and the US are joining forces, through a A$20 million partnership, to help pre-empt and prepare the world for the next human pandemic.

Tropical ecosystems regulate variations in Earth’s carbon dioxide levels

Rising temperatures, influenced by natural events such as El Niño, have a corresponding increase in the release of carbon dioxide from tropical forest ecosystems, according to a new study out today.

Rapid upper ocean warming linked to declining aerosols

Australian scientists have identified causes of a rapid warming in the upper subtropical oceans of the Southern Hemisphere.

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.

Geoscience enters the cloud to tackle society's biggest challenges

Cloud computing and one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers will form the backbone of a national integrated geoscience data network being developed by CSIRO, Geoscience Australia and AuScope.

Deep-space flashes light up a new face of Nature

CSIRO's Parkes radio telescope has detected brief flashes of radio emission from the distant Universe. Their origin is unknown.

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.

Australia extends its expertise in water resource management to Asia

Scientists from Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, are applying their knowledge in transboundary river basin management to improve the livelihoods of people living in some of the poorest parts of Asia.

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.

Harvesting smart technologies to tackle the global food shortage

New CSIRO research reveals productivity benefits for farming in the digital economy.

Climate tug of war disrupting Australian atmospheric circulation patterns

Further evidence of climate change shifting atmospheric circulation in the southern Australian-New Zealand region has been identified in a new study.

Giant 3D printed bugs shed light on insect anatomy

Scientists have 3D printed giant titanium bugs in a first for additive manufacturing this week.

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.

Deadly opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander science

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in science and technology roles across the country are being encouraged to enter the inaugural Deadly Award for Scientist or Science Project of the Year.

A world of ocean research awaits RV Investigator!

Just over a year ago construction of Australia’s Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator began with flat sheets of steel, and now the blue-water research vessel looks amazing.

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.

CSIRO Chairman announces extension to Chief Executive contract

CSIRO Chairman Mr Simon McKeon has announced today that Chief Executive Dr Megan Clark has agreed to extend her term with CSIRO to the end of 2014.

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.

Predicting Australia's future marine environment with state of the art models

The drive to better understand the impacts of human activity on Australia’s coastal environments using computer modelling will bring together a team of international scientists in Hobart next week.

Marine forecasting on the horizon for Indian Ocean Rim

Indian Ocean nations will meet in Perth next week to discuss opportunities to develop regional ocean forecasting.

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.

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