Study shows Tropics absorbing Northern emissions
An international research team, including three CSIRO scientists, has thrown new light on the way that carbon dioxide produced by industrial activities in the northern hemisphere is absorbed by vegetation across the globe, particularly in tropical regions.
Characterising bauxite’s future
Work being done by the Parker CRC for Integrated Hydrometallurgy Solutions – through CSIRO Minerals – into the characterisation of bauxite is helping a ‘new breed’ of mineral exploration companies, such as Queensland-based Cape Alumina, establish themselves in a marketplace which up to now has been dominated by multinationals.
CSIRO wins another round in US WLAN court case
On Friday 15 June 2007, a federal court in Texas granted CSIRO’s application for an injunction to prevent infringement of its wireless network patent by Buffalo-group companies in the US. An injunction prevents the sales of all products until a licence to CSIRO technology is negotiated.
A predictive tool for heart failure
Melbourne based biotechnology company HD Medical Group Limited is moving rapidly towards international application of its world first, non-invasive heart failure prediction device, based on core technology licensed from the CSIRO ICT Centre.
Livestock virtually fenced in
A virtual fence for livestock that allows better use of pasture, protects the environment and reduces labour, is being developed by the CSIRO Food Futures Flagship using satellite technology.
Down on the virtual farm with GrassGro 3
Graziers will have improved access to decades of CSIRO grazing research with the release of GrassGro 3, the latest version of the high-powered grazing management software.
Agreement to spread the ‘good oil’ further
The next generation of microencapsulation technology will be utilised to increase the range of processed foods containing healthy omega-3 oils under an agreement between Australian company, Clover Corporation Limited, and Food Science Australia (FSA).
CSIRO begins climate project with China
CSIRO and the Australian Greenhouse Office (AGO) have signed a two-year funding agreement for collaboration between CSIRO statisticians and the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Science.
CO2 emissions increasing faster than expected
Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels – the principal driver of climate change – have accelerated globally at a far greater rate than expected over recent years, according to a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Energy efficient desalination – not a pipe dream
The delivery of energy efficient desalination received a boost today (Friday 18 May) with the establishment of a major new research collaboration between CSIRO and nine of Australia’s leading universities.
Southern ocean carbon sink weakened
Scientists have observed the first evidence that the Southern Ocean’s ability to absorb the major greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, has weakened by about 15 per cent per decade since 1981.