Investigator completes Antarctic cold water trials
The new Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator has returned to Hobart after successfully completing its cold water trials, which took the vessel to 65°S 146°E, which is about 2500 km south of Hobart.
New climate change projections for Australia
CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology today released climate change projections for Australia that provide updated national and regional information on how the climate may change to the end of the 21st century.
Cosmic radio burst caught red-handed
A short, sharp flash of radio waves from a mysterious source up to 5.5 billion light years from Earth has been detected by CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia.
All I want for Christmas is a good night’s sleep
Here’s something for the Christmas wish-list for Australia’s reported one million sleep apnoea sufferers - a new Australian-made solution - a 3D-printed titanium mouthguard to help let air flow freely.
Investigator makes light of heavy weather
Over the last few weeks companies supplying scientific equipment for the Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator, have been testing and calibrating gear and preparing the ship for research voyages in 2015.
Australia's biosecurity may be shocked
A human disease pandemic, European honey bee colonies wiped out and an invasion of a devastating wheat disease are just three potential biosecurity threats facing Australia, according to a report released today.
Scientists reveal secrets of insect evolution
Using genetic analysis, scientists have for the first time been able to conclusively establish that insects originated approximately 480 million years ago, and that they developed the ability to fly approximately 80 million years later.
CSIRO produces 3D heel in world first surgery
CSIRO, St Vincent's Hospital and Victorian biotech company Anatomics have joined together to carry out world-first surgery to implant a titanium-printed heel bone into a Melbourne man.
Solving the mystery of Ned Kelly’s remains
For the first time since his death 136 years ago a comprehensive study of scientific evidence has revealed the secrets of Ned Kelly, uncovering the truth of his burial, post-mortem and what became of his skull.
A sexless union to bear great fruit
We have received a $14.5million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers across Sub-Saharan Africa.
$28.8 million adds up for Indigenous students
Closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement and employment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is the aim of a new CSIRO education program, funded by the BHP Billiton Foundation.
Building trust is key to mining’s ‘social licence’
Australians have endorsed the important role mining plays in the prosperity of the nation but there is still much to be done to bolster the industry’s acceptance, trust and support, according to a CSIRO report released today.
Plastic on the coasts is ours
The world's largest collection of marine debris information has identified Australia's coastal rubbish is mainly plastic from Australian sources.
RV Investigator to arrive in Hobart tomorrow!
Australia’s marine science community is celebrating the arrival of the new Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator into its home port of Hobart, Tasmania on Tuesday 9 September at 10am.