CSIRO wireless team wins top Aussie science award
The CSIRO team that invented the technology behind most high-speed wireless local area networks (WLANs) was last night awarded an Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) Clunies Ross Award.
CSIRO at Australia’s biggest ICT trade show – CeBIT
Technology to deliver high value business services, aid medical diagnosis and bring broadband Internet to rural and remote areas are among the CSIRO innovations on show at Australia’s biggest information and communication technology (ICT) event next week.
Warming could change SA’s weed pests
Hotter temperatures and reduced rainfall in South Australia due to climate change could prompt a period of ‘weed change’ across the state, according to a new report from CSIRO.
A new “Make It Safe” guide to food safety
CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences has released a book – Make It Safe: A Guide to Food Safety – which provides small-scale food manufacturers with a practical guide to controlling food safety hazards.
Traditional knowledge and science journey together
A Central Australian delegation of CSIRO staff and Aboriginal colleagues will share their knowledge about the role indigenous societies play in conserving biological, cultural and linguistic diversity, at an international conference in Canada from 9-14 May.
Biofuel crops push ignoring biosecurity impacts
Important biosecurity issues are being ignored in the global push to develop new non-food crops for biofuels and industrial and pharmaceutical uses, according to a report published recently by CSIRO.
Scientists offer new take on selective fishing
A new, less selective approach to commercial fishing is needed to ensure the ongoing productivity of marine ecosystems and to maintain biodiversity, according to a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
CSIRO building largest tower of solar power
In a major step forward for Australian research into solar energy, CSIRO is building the largest solar-power tower of its type in the world at the National Solar Energy Centre in Newcastle.
CSIRO telescope spots mega-star cradle
Using a CSIRO radio telescope, an international team of researchers has caught an enormous cloud of cosmic gas and dust in the process of collapsing in on itself – a discovery which could help solve one of astronomy’s enduring conundrums: ‘How do massive stars form?’
Massive Southern Ocean current discovered
A deep ocean current with a volume equivalent to 40 Amazon Rivers has been discovered by Japanese and Australian scientists near the Kerguelen plateau, in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean, 4,200 kilometres south-west of Perth.
New coastal research body to turn science into action
An A$11 million collaboration aimed at helping Australia translate science into practical applications for adapting to climate change, population growth and other coastal pressures will be launched today in Perth.
World-first study for cleaner aviation fuel
CSIRO together with Australasia’s major aviation players is leading a world-first study to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from air transport by helping to develop a sustainable aviation fuels industry.
Stirring the ore pot with Chaos theory
Chaos theory could hold the key to making the in-situ leaching process a more effective ore extraction technique, according to a team of CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship scientists.