Digging deep to reach Minerals Down Under
The importance of research to underpin Australia’s challenge to remain competitive in the global minerals market, has been recognised by new funding to establish a new National Research Flagship, Minerals Down Under.
Climate change/new energy sources – what we really think
The results of one of the most detailed research projects undertaken into public perceptions of new power generation technologies and how they contribute to global warming, were released at the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies in Brisbane today by the Minister for State Development, the Hon John Mickel MP.
Technology a key to Australia’s gas future
A technology roadmap defining future research priorities to support Australia’s growing gas industry was presented by CSIRO at this week’s APPEA conference in Adelaide.
DSTO to work with “best and brightest” in Brisbane
The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Brisbane office, based at the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT), has been officially opened by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence, the Hon Peter Lindsay MP.
Tomorrow’s exploration and mining sensed today
The newly released edition of earthmatters, the magazine of CSIRO Exploration & Mining, looks at the increasingly important role of sensing and sensors in an industry that is critical to the future prosperity of Australia.
Chinese Vice Premier “impressed” by CSIRO
CSIRO’s research facilities at the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) hosted a visit by Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan of the People’s Republic of China last week.
CSIRO and Geoscience Australia join international accord
Dr Simon Cox from CSIRO Exploration & Mining and Dr Lesley Wyborn from Geoscience Australia were Australia’s representatives among 81 participants from 43 nations and 53 national and international bodies that met for a workshop in Brighton UK from 12 to 16 March.
World authority praises new geology publication
Dr Anthony J. Naldrett, the world’s foremost authority on the geology and origin of nickel-copper-platinum group element deposits, has described a new volume edited by CSIRO’s Dr Stephen Barnes in glowing terms.
Modelling the future of exploration and mining
The newly released November/December edition of earthmatters, the magazine of CSIRO Exploration & Mining, explains how advances in modelling and visualisation techniques are changing the face of the industry.
Insulin receptor researchers win top CSIRO award
A team of scientists who determined the molecular structure of the insulin receptor – the protein on the surface of cells that mediates the effects of insulin – has won the 2006 CSIRO Chairman’s Medal.
Earth Science in Western Australia
Western Australia is booming on the back of its vast resource wealth. But where will the next generation of Geoscientists to discover and manage our mineral and petroleum wealth come from?
Map sheds light on ocean floor
The world’s first map to show a comprehensive summary of known offshore mineral occurrences has been released for Australia’s vast marine jurisdiction.
CSIRO and Metex agree new joint venture
CSIRO and ASX-listed gold company Metex Resources Limited have agreed a potentially high-value joint venture to develop an innovative process for the gasification of currently unmineable underground coal deposits for power generation and liquid fuels.
CSIRO reveals how continents can break apart
A paper co-authored by CSIRO’s Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb and published in Nature today reveals new information on the strength of continents and how they can split apart.
Savings for miners in the pipeline
CSIRO has announced that it will work with Queensland specialist pipe manufacturer, AC Whalan, to develop a new fibreglass pressure piping system to be used in the mining industry.