Cosmic magnetism summer student
A CSIRO Summer Student has been tackling one of the most challenging problems in astrophysics: the relationship between galaxies and their magnetic fields.
Warming in the Tasman Sea a global warming hot spot
Oceanographers have identified a series of ocean hotspots around the world generated by strengthening wind systems that have driven oceanic currents, including the East Australian Current, polewards beyond their known boundaries.
New species of fly named in honour of performer Beyoncé
A previously un-named species of horse fly whose appearance is dominated by its glamorous golden lower abdomen has been named in honour of American pop diva, Beyoncé – a member of the former group Destiny’s Child, that recorded the 2001 hit single, Bootylicious.
Global Carbon Project annual emissions summary
Global carbon dioxide emissions increased by a record 5.9 per cent in 2010 following the dampening effect of the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), according to scientists working with the Global Carbon Project.
Check your stars are aligned
CSIRO opens new, state-of-the-art national test facility capable of rating conventional and solar-powered air con systems.
Windows opens the door to speedy science
CSIRO's graphics processing unit (GPU) supercomputer maintains a strong position on this year’s Top500 list announced this week at the SC11 conference in Seattle, USA.
CSIRO launches new water book
A new book designed to inform business, government and the community about the importance of one of Australia's invaluable natural resources – water – will be launched in Canberra today by CSIRO's Chief Executive, Dr Megan Clark.
Closing the phosphorus-efficiency gap
Ways to reduce the costs of phosphorus fertiliser use on farms – critical for sustaining high agricultural production in many Australian farming systems – have been identified in a new suite of journal papers.
CSIRO bat pack helps unravel Hollywood Contagion
A reference to research undertaken by CSIRO’s “bat pack” team highlights the role CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong, Victoria, would play in a real-world version of Hollywood’s latest disaster flick - Contagion.
Cotton researchers win CSIROs top award
The team of researchers responsible for developing a new variety of cotton which now constitutes 80 per cent of Australia's total annual cotton crop was today presented with CSIRO's highest award for excellence – the Chairman’s Medal for Research Achievement.