Robot rings in Phar Lap trifecta
For the first time, the body of Australia’s most famous racehorse Phar Lap will be brought together virtually using CSIRO’s Museum Robot at the National Museum of Australia.
Pill-popping galaxy hooked on gas
Our Galaxy may have been swallowing “pills” — clouds of gas with a magnetic wrapper — to keep making stars for the past eight billion years.
Bats confirmed as SARS origin
A team of international scientists has isolated a very close relative of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) from horseshoe bats in China, confirming them as the origin of the virus responsible for the 2002-3 pandemic.
Herbicide runoff reduced to Great Barrier Reef
An innovative new approach to sugarcane plantation weed management trialled in select Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments has shown a 90 per cent reduction in runoff of highly soluble herbicides into waterways.
Australia and India to collaborate on clean fuel production
In a time when Australia’s liquid transport fuel supplies are declining and our transport needs are growing, a research partnership between Australia and India could provide a solution to a number of energy concerns and ultimately reduce the reliance of both countries on imported fuels.
Astronomers find missing link pulsar
An international team of astronomers has used X-ray telescopes in space and ground-based telescopes, including two of CSIRO's, to identify a pulsar that switches between emitting X-rays and emitting radio waves. This is the first direct evidence of one kind of pulsar turning into another.
Seeing more than carbon for the trees
Schemes that offer economic incentives for growing trees for carbon present an opportunity to reverse trends in land clearing but also to restore ecosystem services – such as pest control, pollination, soil and water conservation.
The science of superannuation
You don't normally think of science and superannuation mixing too often in the laboratory, but a new A$9 million research program between CSIRO and four universities is doing just that.
Pulsars make a GPS for the cosmos
CSIRO scientists have written software that could guide spacecraft to Alpha Centauri, show that the planet Nibiru doesn’t exist … and prove that the Earth goes around the Sun.
Clear actions for CSIRO from independent report
CSIRO has today released the General Findings Report of the independent investigator, Professor Dennis Pearce AO, who has been examining allegations from current and former staff of workplace bullying and other unreasonable behaviour in the organisation.