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The world beneath the paddock (Podcast 14 Nov 2007)

CSIRO’s Dr Michelle Watt discusses how scientists are researching the ways roots, soil and billions of micro-organisms interact to benefit plants. (4:57)

Carbon nanotubes could soon be the latest thing in body armour (Podcast 01 Nov 2007)

CSIRO has been granted A$2m to demonstrate whether carbon nanotubes could be made into strong, lightweight body armour. (4:06)

Breeding bolsters macadamia industry profits (Podcast 29 Oct 2007)

CSIRO’s Dr Craig Hardner and Mr Kim Jones from the Australian Macadamia Society discuss the latest promising results to breed better macadamia varieties. (3:59)

Land and oceans losing their ability to absorb man-made carbon dioxide (Podcast 23 Oct 2007)

CSIRO’s Dr Mike Raupach explains why the Earth is absorbing less carbon dioxide and how it will affect our climate. (6:22)

The science behind scanning luggage and finding landmines (Podcast 18 Oct 2007)

New South Wales Young Tall Poppy Science Award winner, Dr James Tickner, talks about using radiation for imaging, finding metals and security. (3:52)

Australia's latest climate change projections (Podcast 02 Oct 2007)

CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology have released a report which provides the most comprehensive look to date at the likely extent of climate change in Australia up until 2070. (6:20)

Dietary fibre research taking a new turn (Podcast 30 Sep 2007)

Senior CSIRO nutritionist, Dr David Topping explains how the type of fibre we eat can improve our health. (5:36)

Mysterious energy burst detected at Parkes radio telescope (Podcast 28 Sep 2007)

Dr John Reynolds, astronomer at CSIRO's Parkes Observatory, talks about a huge burst of radio energy detected in the distant universe. (3:40)

Disease diagnostics expert wins ‘Tall Poppy’ (Podcast 28 Sep 2007)

CSIRO's Dr Kim Halpin describes the work that won her a Young Tall Poppy Science Award. (3:42)

What happens to landscapes after a tropical cyclone? (Podcast 28 Sep 2007)

Professor Steve Turton talks about the impacts of Cyclone Larry. (5:45)

CSIRO marine scientist named life scientist of the year (Podcast 19 Sep 2007)

Dr Beth Fulton explains her work in marine ecosystem modelling and how it's being applied in Australia and overseas. (6:02)

Gene silencing scientists awarded PM’s Prize for Science (Podcast 19 Sep 2007)

CSIRO Plant Industry scientists Dr Peter Waterhouse and Dr Ming-Bo Wang have been awarded the 2007 Prime Minister's Prize for Science. (6:15)

No threat of disease outbreak from AAHL (Podcast 18 Sep 2007)

Dr Martyn Jeggo explains the biosecurity and biosafety measures at CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory, the nation’s premier diagnostic laboratory for exotic, new and emerging diseases. (6:54)

Using wine and soft drink in mineral exploration (Podcast 14 Sep 2007)

CSIRO's Dr Ryan Noble has found that wine and soft drink are very suitable for use as a cheap extraction tool for mineral exploration. (5:31)

Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project (Podcast 07 Sep 2007)

Dr Tom Hatton talks about the Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields Project and the release of the first regional report on the Warrego. (5:40)

Networks create world telescope in real-time (Podcast 04 Sep 2007)

Dr Tasso Tzioumis from CSIRO’s Australia Telescope National Facility describes how scientists are linking telescopes around the world in real-time. (6:18)

Australian technology used during Australian equine flu outbreak (Podcast 27 Aug 2007)

Dr Hans Heine from CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory describes how scientists are diagnosing cases of equine flu using tests developed by CSIRO and the Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre. (3:51)  

Making the food you love good for you (Podcast 18 Aug 2007)

Dr Peter Lillford explains how CSIRO’s Food Futures Flagship is working to make our favourite foods better for us without changing the way they taste and feel. (8:40)

Protecting Tasmania’s salmon industry (Podcast 16 Aug 2007)

Tasmania is renowned for its Atlantic salmon, but the fish are under attack from amoebic gill disease and in this podast Dr Mathew Cook, from CSIRO and the Food Futures Flagship, talks about a new a vaccine designed to boost the productivity of Tasmania’s  A$230 million a year Atlantic salmon industry. (4:53)

Missing deep ocean pathway discovered (Podcast 15 Aug 2007)

Australian scientists have discovered a massive deep ocean pathway – or ‘supergyre’ – which links the three Southern Hemisphere ocean basins. In this podcast Mr Ken Ridgway, from Wealth from Oceans Flagship, talks about the significance of the ‘supergyre’. (4:45)

Animated beer: smooth to pour (Podcast 08 Aug 2007)

Scientists have created a 'virtual beer' using innovative fluid special effects software. In this podcast, Dr Mahesh Prakash describes how the software can make a virtual beer look so real you can nearly taste it! (5:40)

Australian Native fruits bear sweet antioxidants (Podcast 02 Aug 2007)

A new study has discovered Australian native fruits are exceptional sources of antioxidants. In this four minute podcast, Dr Izabela Konczak explains how native fruits have even more antioxidants than blueberries. (3:41)

How removing predators can save seabirds (Podcast 25 Jul 2007)

The findings of a new study, which found removing invasive predators from island breeding colonies could save more seabirds for less cost than reductions in fishing, are explained by CSIRO’s Dr Chris Wilcox in this five-minute podcast. (5:05)

How 'accidental revolutionaries' won a US$500,000 cosmology prize (Podcast 20 Jul 2007)

Discover how two rival scientific teams completely overthrew conventional astrophysical wisdom. In this six and a half minute podcast, CSIRO’s Dr Brian Boyle explains how the two teams won the prestigious 2007 Gruber Cosmology Prize after proving the expansion of the universe is speeding up. (6:34)

The Great Global Warming Swindle: fact or fiction? (Podcast 12 Jul 2007)

Is global warming caused by human activity or forces outside our control? The science demonstrates that it is due to human activity, but the television documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle on the ABC TV claims otherwise. In this seven-minute podcast, CSIRO’s Dr Michael Raupach explains what science reveals. (6:56)

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