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.

Chief Executive Megan Clark's update to staff re Fairfax articles

As many of you will know CSIRO was the subject of a series of stories in the Fairfax press last month. I wanted to share with you our response to the allegations made in these stories and why we are responding that way.

One step closer to a blood test for Alzheimer's

Australian scientists are much closer to developing a screening test for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease.

RAFT polymerisation technology enabling the biotech industry

CSIRO Australia and Mirus Bio LLC are very pleased to announce a new license arrangement that will enable Mirus Bio to utilise the unique characteristics of CSIRO's Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer polymerisation technology (RAFT) to expand upon its high-end polymer development capabilities for the biotech industry.

Changing wave heights projected as the atmosphere warms

Climate scientists studying the impact of changing wave behaviour on the world's coastlines are reporting a likely decrease in average wave heights across 25 per cent of the global ocean.

CSIRO’s other icon celebrates 50 years

It may not have spawned its own movie or played a part in NASA's moon landings, but in its own way, CSIRO’s Phytotron facility has made no less a contribution to science than its more famous cousin, the Parkes Radio Telescope, aka "The Dish".

Maria Island joins international ocean monitoring network

A key facility in an international observing network to detect increasing ocean acidification is monitoring carbon cycling in the Tasman Sea from a site near Maria Island.

The future looks 'appy' for Aussie broadband connected homes

Up to A$50,000 in prize money on offer to create the next generation of broadband-enabled apps.

More than 85 years of growth, change and impact

The following opinion piece was provided to Fairfax by CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Megan Clark on Friday, 12 April 2013.

CSIRO keeps the past in the future with world first 3D mobile mapping project

Australian researchers are using a novel mobile laser 3D mapping system called Zebedee to preserve some of the country’s oldest and most culturally significant heritage sites.

Statement regarding anti-counterfeit technology claims

The following statement was provided by Mike Whelan, Deputy Chief Executive Operations.

Building a bigger picture of the Bight

A unique Collaborative Research Science Program to improve understanding of the environmental, economic and social value of the Great Australian Bight was today announced by BP Developments Australia (BP), CSIRO and Marine Innovation Southern Australia (MISA).

Australia’s newest weather radar set to be all at sea

Some of the big questions about weather, climate, and the atmospheric conditions in remote areas of the world’s oceans will now be able to be answered following the purchase of a dual-polarisation weather research radar to sit atop Australia’s new research vessel Investigator.

CSIRO and the ANU launch biodiversity research centre

An initiative that will help Australia harness cutting-edge advances in biological sciences to inform better environmental management decision making will be announced on Wednesday 3 April at the official launch of the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis, Canberra.

DNA technology set to speed up species discovery

Scientists from CSIRO and the University of Western Australia have teamed up with Kimberley Traditional Owners to test a new molecular technique that has the potential to revolutionise the discovery of new species, particularly those living in remote and poorly studied parts of the world.

New processing method to deliver huge benefits to global nickel industry

An environmentally friendly processing method that uses and recycles nitric acid could unlock 70 per cent of the world’s nickel supply.

Cooling solution for supercomputer heralds new age in renewable energy

The development of a renewable system for cooling Australia’s largest supercomputer is a step closer, following the start of an innovative geothermal energy project in Perth.

So many fish, one great map

From identifying what's on the end of your fishing line, to finding out which fishes occur in your local waters, FishMap has the answers.

Flu breakthrough: New drug developed to combat flu pandemic

CSIRO scientists have helped to design a new drug to safeguard against epidemic and pandemic flu strains – as published in Science today.

Ningaloo Niño – the story behind the massive 2011 WA marine heatwave

Abnormal climatic conditions in the Indian and Pacific Oceans during the 2010-2011 La Niña event combined to create the extreme marine heatwave seen off the Western Australia coast in 2011, according to a new paper published in Nature Scientific Reports.

Low carbon legacy: UltraBattery inventor retires

Bringing down the cost of hybrid electric vehicles and making it easier to integrate more renewable energy into the grid are just some of the achievements of CSIRO’s UltraBattery.

Landmark carbon assessment developed for Australia

The Australian landscape soaked up one third of the carbon emitted by fossil fuels in Australia over the past twenty years, according to a new CSIRO study released last week.

Perth established as one of world's top five geothermal cities

Funding for a major Australian geothermal project and establishing Perth as one of the world’s top five 'geothermal cities' were celebrated as some of the major achievements of the Western Australian Geothermal Centre of Excellence (WAGCOE), at its successful conclusion today.

Australia's first rainforest research 'Supersite' opens for business

Following three years of research and planning, CSIRO and the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) have opened Australia’s first large-scale rainforest research plot.

New CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship Director announced

Dr Paul Hardisty has been appointed Director of the CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship and will commence in May based at Perth.

CSIRO 'solar sponge' soaks up CO₂ emissions

CSIRO scientists have created a 'solar sponge' which captures and then releases carbon dioxide using the power of natural sunlight – as published today in scientific journal Angewandte Chemie.

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