Carbon capture technology moves a step closer
This week CSIRO will release its latest findings to the Australian Government on carbon dioxide capture technology following a four-year A$21 million research program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Australian coal-fired power stations.
CSIRO uncovers nature's nano-secrets
A new book, which explores how nature's own laboratory has been producing some of the world’s most advanced nanomaterials for millions of years, has been released.
Growing nitrous oxide levels explained
Australian, Korean and US scientists have generated a 65-year record of Southern Hemisphere nitrous oxide measurements establishing a new benchmark against which to compare changes in the long-lived greenhouse gas that is also a major ozone-depleting substance.
State of the Climate 2012
Australia's land and oceans have continued to warm in response to rising CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.
Good news for wheat farmers battling salinity
A salt-tolerant variety of durum wheat that outperforms other varieties by 25 per cent on salty soils has been developed by CSIRO scientists using traditional crop breeding techniques.
Cosmic magnetism summer student
A CSIRO Summer Student has been tackling one of the most challenging problems in astrophysics: the relationship between galaxies and their magnetic fields.
Warming in the Tasman Sea a global warming hot spot
Oceanographers have identified a series of ocean hotspots around the world generated by strengthening wind systems that have driven oceanic currents, including the East Australian Current, polewards beyond their known boundaries.
New species of fly named in honour of performer Beyoncé
A previously un-named species of horse fly whose appearance is dominated by its glamorous golden lower abdomen has been named in honour of American pop diva, Beyoncé – a member of the former group Destiny’s Child, that recorded the 2001 hit single, Bootylicious.
Global Carbon Project annual emissions summary
Global carbon dioxide emissions increased by a record 5.9 per cent in 2010 following the dampening effect of the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis (GFC), according to scientists working with the Global Carbon Project.
Check your stars are aligned
CSIRO opens new, state-of-the-art national test facility capable of rating conventional and solar-powered air con systems.
Windows opens the door to speedy science
CSIRO's graphics processing unit (GPU) supercomputer maintains a strong position on this year’s Top500 list announced this week at the SC11 conference in Seattle, USA.