White shark spotted in the west (Queensland that is)
You may have seen A Fish Called Wanda, but have you met one? Well now you can. Wanda the white shark will be travelling to regional Queensland as part of CSIRO’s National Science Week event Oceans in the Outback.
Climate projections for Vietnam
Australian and Vietnamese climate scientists met in Hanoi last week to begin work on developing higher-resolution climate change projections for Vietnam.
Australia is "all ears" for Mars landing
NASA's Mars Science Laboratory will land on Mars on Monday 6 August (AEST). The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, which CSIRO manages on behalf of NASA, will be the main tracking station for the landing. CSIRO's Parkes telescope ("The Dish") will also be receiving signals, as a backup.
No reason to be sheepish about paternity
A new, low-cost DNA test to verify sheep parentage could soon help breeders worldwide to record accurate pedigrees and maximise the genetic potential of their flock.
Study reveals good news about the GI of rice
Research analysing 235 types of rice from around the world has found its glycemic index (GI) varies from one type of rice to another with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI.
Belching black hole proves a biggie
Observations with CSIRO's Australia Telescope Compact Array have confirmed that astronomers have found the first known "middleweight" black hole.
National Action on Climate Change
Preventing food and water shortages, managing more intense natural disasters and their economic fallout, and avoiding climate-driven extinctions, are among critical topics that will be discussed by those attending the Australian 2012 National Climate Change Adaptation conference in Albert Park, Melbourne from 26-28 June.
Unmanned aircraft to the ResQu
Unmanned aircraft could provide vital intelligence to help Australian authorities fight natural disasters, such as the 2011 Queensland floods, thanks to a $7 million project underway in Brisbane.
WLAN technology wins international patent award
The CSIRO team that invented a faster system for wireless local area networking – which later became the foundation of Wi-Fi in its most popular form today – has won a European Inventor Award 2012.
No more cloudy days for solar
For a country with so much sunlight, some might think Australia has been slow to adapt its electricity generation mix to include solar power.
Far-flung dung beetles here to ‘finish the job’
Specially chosen for their spring frenzy and voracious appetite for dung, two new species of European dung beetles have arrived in Australia to improve cattle pastures and finish off a job well started through more than 40 years of dung beetle work by CSIRO and partners.
Dual SKA site welcomed by CSIRO
The A$2.5 billion Square Kilometre Array radio telescope will be deployed in Australia-New Zealand, as well as South Africa, the international SKA Organisation in Manchester, UK, announced yesterday.