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Nurturing a science nation (Podcast 05 Sep 2013)

To ensure Australia’s innovation system remains competitive, CSIRO is developing Global Precincts to support research and development capabilities that are not only of global standing and scale, but also connect and collaborate with Australian industries.

Going underground: carbon capture and storage (Podcast 30 Aug 2013)

Experience gained extracting fossil fuels is being directly applied to storing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in deep underground reservoirs.

Who you gonna call? ERIC (Podcast 21 Aug 2013)

CSIRO, in collaboration with the Australian Government Department of Human Services Emergency Management team, has developed the Emergency Response Intelligence Capability (ERIC), a web based productivity tool designed to generate situation reports for emergency events at specific locations.

Advancing Australia’s digital economy (Podcast 16 Aug 2013)

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) experts recently met with thought leaders from major economic sectors to discuss how the Digital Economy might lift national productivity through innovative ICT actions at the Australia 3.0 summit in Melbourne.

Preparing for pandemic (Podcast 08 Aug 2013)

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 rainforest revenge for a warming planet (Podcast 29 Jul 2013)

Rising temperatures have a corresponding increase in the release of carbon dioxide from tropical forest and ocean ecosystems, according to a new study from NASA and CSIRO.

Supercomputer cools off with groundwater (Podcast 18 Jul 2013)

In what will be an Australian first, the CSIRO Geothermal Project will deliver a novel solution for cooling the Pawsey Centre supercomputer, an A$80 million facility currently under construction in Kensington, south Perth.

Teleworking wins the rat race? (Podcast 11 Jul 2013)

As digital technology advances, the potential for teleworking to improve productivity through reduced costs in office space, traffic congestion and employee wellbeing seem clear, yet many employers remain unconvinced.

Checklist for climate change (Podcast 05 Jul 2013)

The potential for climate change to have significant impacts on species and ecosystems in Australia and around the world is becoming very clear, leading governments and natural resource management groups to develop climate-ready conservation objectives.

New order: RV Investigator nears completion (Podcast 28 Jun 2013)

In May 2009 the Australian Government allocated $120 million for a new ocean-going research vessel to replace the current Marine National Facility Research Vessel, the 66-metre Southern Surveyor.

Movement for more resistant starch in your diet (Podcast 26 Jun 2013)

Consumption of resistant starch leads to positive changes in the bowel and could protect against genetic damage implicated in bowel cancer.

Scientists see seafloor with sonar (Podcast 20 Jun 2013)

Scientists are exploring new data processing technologies to handle vast streams of acoustic and video data being collected from the seafloor to better manage fisheries and monitor the environment.

User agreement: Koshi River Basin (Podcast 14 Jun 2013)

CSIRO scientists are applying their knowledge in transboundary river system management to improve the livelihoods of people living in the Koshi River Basin, a river system that stretches from China in the north, down through Nepal and across the Himalayas including Mt Everest and discharges into the Ganges River in India.

CSIRO sends bird flu test kits to Asia (Podcast 13 Jun 2013)

CSIRO virologists have prepared and distributed reagent kits to South-East Asian countries as part of a UN Food and Agriculture Organisation program to allow poultry populations to be tested for the emerging bird flu virus.

Being cool with waste (Podcast 03 Jun 2013)

Scientists have developed the first prototype of a biomass powered refrigeration system that combusts waste products to generate electricity to power refrigeration.

Sun, sea and pollution (Podcast 30 May 2013)

In an effort to better understand the impacts of human activity on Australia’s coastal environments, scientists are using powerful computer models to investigate and predict the water quality in coastal bays, gulfs, harbours and river estuaries.

Marking the markers of Alzheimer's disease (Podcast 23 May 2013)

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

Printing solar power like money (Podcast 16 May 2013)

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.

Mapping the future in 3D (Podcast 02 May 2013)

CSIRO has developed an easy to use handheld 3D laser mapping device called Zebedee, which enables a user to generate a 3D map simply by walking through a desired location.

Acid test: monitoring ocean CO2 uptake (Podcast 16 Apr 2013)

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.

Game on: the future of sport (Podcast 08 Apr 2013)

New research from CSIRO and Australian Sports Commission has identified a number of significant sports trends and megatrends likely to occur over the next three decades.

Deep water: health of the Great Artesian Basin (Podcast 27 Mar 2013)

CSIRO, in collaboration with Geoscience Australia, has completed a two and a half-year A$6.25 million project to assess water resources in the Great Artesian Basin (GAB).

Pests in paradise: saving Lord Howe Island from the ants (Podcast 22 Mar 2013)

CSIRO and the Lord Howe Island Board are winning the battle to save the world heritage area from the invasive African Big-headed ant, which is capable of forming enormous colonies and wiping out many native creatures.

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish: CSIRO knows them all (Podcast 13 Mar 2013)

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.

Space: the mining frontier (Podcast 07 Mar 2013)

CSIRO is developing fully autonomous large scale surface and underground mining equipment that has the potential to eventually be used for off Earth mining.

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