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Fish farmers out to scale climate change (Podcast 24 Feb 2011)

Marine scientists are trialling the first near-shore water temperature forecasts to assist Australia’s aquaculture farm managers contending with rising ocean temperatures. (6:53)

Optimising freight transport: it absolutely, positively has to be CSIRO (Podcast 18 Feb 2011)

With demands on road and rail freight transport increasing more than ever, CSIRO is developing intelligent optimisation and innovation to transform transport operations for the long haul. (7:38)

Sustainable decisions: researching Australia’s future (Podcast 10 Feb 2011)

CSIRO is spearheading a new national scientific capability to inform on Australia’s shift to a prosperous, sustainable, lower carbon, climate adapted future. (7:40)

Tipping the balance against aquatic weeds (Podcast 03 Feb 2011)

New research on the biological control of the aquatic weed salvinia in the billabongs (oxbow lakes) of Kakadu National Park has implications for restoration ecology in general. (4:38)

The deadly nature of animal-to-human disease (Podcast 28 Jan 2011)

Scientists have identified 75 per cent of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic – meaning they can spread from animals to people. This is likely to increase under environmental intrusion, climate change and progressive urbanisation of the planet. (7:26)

Queensland floods muddy the waters on marine life survival (Podcast 24 Jan 2011)

The impact of recent floods in Queensland doesn’t stop when the flood waters reach the sea. Marine ecosystems that we rely on for food, livelihoods, recreation and environmental value are being affected by flood plumes depositing sediment, debris, potential toxins and freshwater into coastal areas.

Uncovering flavours and aromas of good wine (Podcast 18 Jan 2011)

Researchers from Plant Industry and Food Futures Flagship are investigating the aroma and flavour compounds of wine using sophisticated tools to understand what makes a good wine.

Saving the water from the willow (Podcast 22 Dec 2010)

Removing willows growing in the stream bed of creeks and rivers could return valuable water resources to river systems, new CSIRO research has found. (6:12)

(Data) mining for minerals (Podcast 17 Dec 2010)

Two new CSIRO initiatives are set to make life much easier for anybody considering mineral exploration, from big mining companies down to the fossicker with a pick and shovel. (6:43)

On the front line of rising sea levels (Podcast 10 Dec 2010)

The authors of a new book have called for the development of more robust international ocean and ice sheet monitoring and modelling programs designed to help community adaptation planning keep pace with the threat of rising sea levels. (6:15)

A chain of events: minimising food wastage (Podcast 03 Dec 2010)

A study by CSIRO on the carbon and water footprints of the Australian fresh mango industry has identified areas of waste in the supply chain that could apply to other food industries. (5:21)

Goodbye GFC, hello carbon crisis (Podcast 22 Nov 2010)

Global carbon dioxide emissions contributing to atmospheric warming show no sign of abating and may reach record levels in 2010, according to the Global Carbon Project (GCP), supported by CSIRO’s Marine and Atmospheric Research Division. (6:57)

Road trip: improving conditions for livestock (Podcast 19 Nov 2010)

CSIRO researchers have conducted a comprehensive study of how sheep and cattle cope with long-distance trucking under Australian conditions. (6:07)

Ripe on time: adapting wine grapes to climate change (Podcast 12 Nov 2010)

CSIRO researchers have uncovered a technique which uses naturally occurring plant growth regulators found in all plants to delay ripening of grapes. (4:58)

Mapping the mind: MRI used in fight against Alzheimer’s (Podcast 11 Nov 2010)

Sophisticated bio-imaging techniques being developed by CSIRO may spot abnormalities in the brain function of people with early Alzheimer's disease well before symptoms appear. (6:20)

High-tech deep ocean probing cranks up the heat on climate change (Podcast 05 Nov 2010)

Australian scientists are preparing to use the data from a new A$22m array of high-tech equipment to help them probe deeper into the nation’s surrounding oceans. (6:48)

The balancing act of health research and privacy (Podcast 02 Nov 2010)

In an effort to help researchers negotiate the mountain of literature and legislation surrounding privacy in medical research, CSIRO has painstakingly reviewed the available resources on privacy and confidentiality protection in health research.

Maths versus the flu: modelling the growth of an epidemic (Podcast 29 Oct 2010)

New methods for detecting disease outbreaks earlier have been developed in a collaborative effort between CSIRO and NSW Health. (6:30)

CSIRO’s take action activity on saving energy (Podcast 27 Oct 2010)

An innovative CSIRO program called Energymark is bringing Australians together to learn about energy and climate change issues, and discuss what they can do to make a difference. (7:04)

Outback Joe ‘almost saved’ by flying robots (Podcast 08 Oct 2010)

Finding ‘Outback Joe’ was serious fun for the international teams competing in the A$50,000 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Outback Challenge in Kingaroy, regional Queensland. (7:19)

Warming waters increases invasive range of northern fish (Podcast 01 Oct 2010)

Scientists are reporting significant changes in the distribution of coastal fish species in south-east Australia which they say are partly due to climate change. (4:53)

United against a killer: taking a strike at stroke (Podcast 23 Sep 2010)

A new CSIRO collaboration research ‘cluster’ is poised to save countless lives by determining early indicators of stroke using biomarkers and the latest brain imaging technology. (7:03)

Wave energy surges forward under new CSIRO study (Podcast 21 Sep 2010)

Waves produced in Australia's southern oceans are a world-class, clean energy resource which could deliver a significant proportion of the nation’s future energy needs, according to CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship oceanographers, Dr Mark Hemer and Dr David Griffin. (4:51)

Getting a fix on the gulf oil slick (Podcast 08 Sep 2010)

CSIRO scientists have been testing prototype sensor technology in the Gulf of Mexico and helping monitor the leading edge of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. (5:29)

The roll up revolution: wafer thin televisions and light panels (Podcast 18 Aug 2010)

Televisions might soon be rolled up like newspapers under new printed laser technology that could see wafer-thin mobile phones, lighting and solar panels. (6:25)

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