Beware the enemy within
Evidence supporting Australia’s internal quarantine restrictions designed to stop the spread of insect pests, has been published in the respected scientific journal, Nature Communications.
Open Day on livestock research at CSIRO Armidale
For the first time in nearly a decade, CSIRO’s FD McMaster Laboratory in Armidale, NSW, will hold an Open Day to showcase its significant recent achievements – including its progress in breeding sheep that are resistant to blowfly strike.
‘Russian doll’ galaxy reveals black holes’ true power
Following a study of what is in effect a miniature galaxy buried inside a normal-sized one – like a Russian doll – astronomers using a CSIRO telescope have concluded that massive black holes are more powerful than we thought.
Time is ripe for wine grapes
CSIRO researchers have discovered a new method growers could use to control when their grapes ripen, without affecting wine quality.
Broadband coming wirelessly to the bush
A major CSIRO breakthrough in wireless technology designed to bring broadband to people living beyond the optical fibre network, will be unveiled in Sydney tomorrow.
Sunny future for Australia's solar industry
CSIRO will today begin installing 450 large mirrors, called heliostats, for Australia’s largest solar-thermal tower system at the CSIRO National Solar Energy Centre in Newcastle, New South Wales.
Study indicates a changing climate in the south-east
Despite recent rainfall in parts of eastern Australia, a recently released scientific report indicates an increasing risk of below-average rainfall and runoff into streams, and drier conditions into the future in south-eastern Australia.
CSIRO "hot rods" old telescope
CSIRO has helped transform the University of Sydney’s radio telescope into a world-class instrument, and along the way has learned lessons for its own ASKAP (Australian SKA Pathfinder) telescope.
We will need to adapt to rising sea levels
The authors of a new book have called for the development of more robust international ocean and ice sheet monitoring and modelling programs designed to help community adaptation planning keep pace with the threat of rising sea levels.
Redirection reduces impact of erosion
The life expectancy of cooling plates in heat exchangers at Rio Tinto Alcan’s Yarwun alumina refinery has increased from a few days to as long as 12 months with help from CSIRO’s slurry erosion researchers, according to the October issue of Process magazine.
Flying robots on the up and up
The fourth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Outback Challenge, held in Kingaroy in regional Queensland this week, saw teams come within a whisker of scooping the $50 000 top prize.
Australia must better plan for a variable water future
The delivery of sustainable water supplies in Australia will require water managers and engineers to factor in a range of predicted variations in climate and long-term demand for water resources, according to a CSIRO climate and water expert, Dr Francis Chiew.
A new way to weigh planets
An international CSIRO-led team of astronomers has developed a new way to weigh the planets in our Solar System – using radio signals from the small spinning stars called pulsars.
New Victorian centre for manufacturing excellence
The Victorian Direct Manufacturing Centre has been established in Melbourne by a consortium led by CSIRO to help make the state’s manufacturing industries more environmentally friendly, productive and globally competitive.
CSIRO celebrates National Science Week
To celebrate National Science Week 2010 (14-22 August), CSIRO is staging events across the nation designed to both showcase its accomplishments and inspire members of the public to begin their own journeys of scientific discovery.