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Dial "D" for Diagnosis (Podcast 26 Feb 2013)

Researchers are developing an inexpensive mobile-phone-based sensor that will allow users in developing countries to rapidly diagnose infectious disease such as malaria or tuberculosis. (7:05)

Uploading the economy (Podcast 19 Feb 2013)

A new CSIRO Flagship aims to boost Australia’s productivity by developing and delivering digital solutions to improve people’s wellbeing and prosperity in a digital economy. (10:44)

2°C climate target a hot topic (Podcast 03 Dec 2012)

Carbon dioxide emission reductions required to limit global warming to 2°C are becoming a receding goal based on new figures reported in the latest Global Carbon Project (GCP) calculations published in Nature Climate Change.

Every scribble tells a story (Podcast 30 Nov 2012)

In a remarkable piece of detective work, a team of 'retired' CSIRO scientists have revealed the group of artists responsible for the iconic scribbles found on smooth-barked Eucalyptus trees in southeastern Australia.

Bombs away: CSIRO finds explosives on seafloor (Podcast 23 Nov 2012)

Over 10 million acres of coastal waters are said to be contaminated by undetonated explosives and our sensor could be the answer to help locate them. (7:40)

Climate change: what do you think others think? (Podcast 16 Nov 2012)

Humans generally find it difficult to judge how widespread their own and others’ opinions are, and when it comes to climate change, grossly overestimate the numbers of people who reject its existence. (8:15)

Taking steps towards sustainability (Podcast 09 Nov 2012)

Sustainable development is vital for the future of humanity and our planet, and at the forefront of both the scientific and political debate is the concept of Sustainable Development Goals. (9:10)

Vaccine for killer Hendra virus launched (Podcast 01 Nov 2012)

Australian horse owners and the equine industry have received an important boost in their fight against the deadly Hendra virus with the introduction of Equivac® HeV vaccine. (9:02)

UAV finds (and nearly saves) Outback Joe (Podcast 15 Oct 2012)

In what is believed to be a world-first for a non-military drone, an Unmanned Airborne Vehicle (UAV) was able to locate a dummy of a missing bushwalker without human intervention during the A$50,000 Outback Challenge in Kingaroy, Queensland. (9:11)

Blue-green algae: look before your dog leaps (Podcast 10 Oct 2012)

CSIRO water scientists have a long-standing active program building up an understanding of the complex chain of events that leads to a blue-green algal bloom, and the aftermath of toxins released into the water. (9:08)

Some things are not welcome in Australia (Podcast 24 Sep 2012)

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Australia would devastate our livestock industries, costing anywhere between A$7-16 billion. (07:36)

Unnatural disaster for Australia’s ecosystems (Podcast 17 Sep 2012)

A landmark study by CSIRO has found that climate change will lead to major ecological impacts across Australia, and recommends a review of the management of national biodiversity conservation and protected areas. (09:45)

Come rain or shine: south-east climate changing (Podcast 13 Sep 2012)

Over the past six years, the South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative (SEACI) has improved our understanding of climate variability and change in south-eastern Australia.

A layer of life under your feet (Podcast 05 Sep 2012)

The Biomes of Australian Soil Environments (BASE) project will provide the first comprehensive continent wide inventory of soil biodiversity.

New bat virus unlocking deadly secrets of Hendra (Podcast 20 Aug 2012)

Australian scientists have discovered a new virus in bats that could help shed light on how Hendra and Nipah viruses cause disease and death in animals and humans.

Going blue: The future of ocean energy (Podcast 25 Jul 2012)

Ocean waves, tidal and ocean flows, collectively known as Ocean Renewable Energy (ORE), are attracting increasing interest in Australia as a potentially viable source of renewable energy. (8:52)

Robots fly to the rescue (Podcast 13 Jul 2012)

The development of potentially lifesaving unmanned aircraft capable of flying in conditions considered too dangerous for manned aircraft, is being fast-tracked under the joint research venture Project ResQu. (8:24)

Stopping avian influenza invading chickens (Podcast 27 Jun 2012)

Protecting poultry and humans from dangerous strains of avian-influenza (bird flu) may one day be possible through CSIRO research that aims to 'switch on' natural immunity processes and produce flu-resistant chickens. (7:05)

There's always the sun? (Podcast 14 Jun 2012)

Australia has abundant solar energy resources, but until now there has been very little publicly available research on how the variable nature of sunshine affects electricity networks.

Science in support of Rio+20 (Podcast 14 May 2012)

In March 2012, the Planet Under Pressure conference brought together 3000 leading experts– including CSIRO scientists– to provide scientific leadership for the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20. (10:01)

Plasma flashlight fights wound infections (Podcast 08 May 2012)

A group of Chinese and Australian scientists, including CSIRO, have developed a handheld, battery-powered plasma-producing device that can rid skin of bacteria in an instant.

Study to leave bad taste in the mouths of insects (Podcast 01 May 2012)

New research into how insect taste receptors work could help us to understand why insect pests eat what they do.

Safflower power and the business of biomaterial (Podcast 26 Apr 2012)

Plants capable of producing oils for industrial chemicals and human health are a step closer thanks to breakthrough research by CSIRO researchers who have supercharged safflower to produce increased amounts of desirable fatty acids. (7:07)

Oceans of deep influence (Podcast 17 Apr 2012)

Changes in deep ocean conditions affect global climate, with deep warming contributing to sea level rise and the deep ocean absorbing atmospheric CO2. (5:14)

Ship to shore: scientists return from Southern Ocean (Podcast 05 Apr 2012)

A team of Australian and international scientists returned from the latest voyage to the Southern Ocean with new evidence that the oceans are changing. (7:25)

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