$12.5 million partnership targets healthy grain
CSIRO, through the Food Futures Flagship, Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have announced a partnership to accelerate the development of new super-healthy wheat varieties.
New CO2-capture technology has potential
CSIRO’s low-emission coal research program today received a boost when the Prime Minister, the Hon John Howard, announced funding for the development of post-combustion capture (PCC) technology as part of the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6).
From river to reef
A CSIRO workshop in Brisbane this week will examine the quality and impacts of river water entering the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
Genomics builds marine know-how
CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship is exploring how modern genomics can contribute to marine conservation and management by providing data more effectively and perhaps yielding new types of data.
Strong year for CSIRO
New climate and ocean forecasting tools, stronger and lighter building materials, novel biodegradable polymers, and pesticide-eating enzymes are just a few of the scientific achievements highlighted in CSIRO’s 2005–06 Annual Report tabled in Parliament today (Monday 30 October).
‘CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet’ flexes its muscles
CSIRO’s leading experts in nutrition and physical exercise have combined forces for the official release today of CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Book 2 – the follow-on edition to the original best-selling diet book.
There's more to bees than honey
Winnie the Pooh thought the only reason for being a bee was to make honey, but CSIRO Entomology scientists with their Australian and international colleagues have shown there’s much more to bees.
Salinity management measures set for roll out
A Catchment Demonstration Initiative (CDI) Open Day in the Western Australian Wheatbelt shire of Kellerberrin has marked the roll-out phase of a project which will see local farmers implement salinity management options on their farms.
CSIRO astronomer wins Malcolm McIntosh Prize
CSIRO astronomer Dr Naomi McClure-Griffiths has been awarded the 2006 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year for research that has re-shaped our knowledge of our own Galaxy.
Nerve cell software keeps track of brain change
Brain research will get a boost tomorrow (14 October) as CSIRO launches in the United States its HCA-Vision nerve cell analysis software at Neuroscience 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, the world's largest conference for brain researchers.
Gastrointestinal disorders under the spotlight
Research into new ways to treat inflammatory gut disorders and diarrhoea will come under the spotlight this week as part of a national Australian Gastroenterology Week (AGW) conference in Adelaide.
Are moths choosy about their sexual partners?
Dr Sharon Downes will use her Australian Government Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry to investigate, through careful mating and DNA fingerprinting, whether female bollworms choose which of their sexual partners father their offspring.
Climate change and the risk to water supply
Science can assist the community to avoid rather than simply understand the potential negative effects of climate change, according to CSIRO Research Fellow, Dr Barrie Pittock
Explaining the methane mystery
Scientists have explained why atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas methane have stabilised in recent years, but warn that increases could resume in the near future.