Eureka! The winner is CSIRO, for sediment research
Three CSIRO scientists who helped develop new guidelines for the responsible management of contaminated sediments in our harbours, estuaries and rivers have won the Land & Water Australia Eureka Prize for Water Research.
Driving Australia’s light metal dollar further
CSIRO today launched a national research partnership aimed at positioning Australia as a technology leader in designing lighter car components – a key to making cars more fuel-efficient.
Science Week 2006 – a CSIRO feast
Australia's annual festival of science and technology, National Science Week (12 -20 August), coincides this year with CSIRO’s 80th anniversary.
Map sheds light on ocean floor
The world’s first map to show a comprehensive summary of known offshore mineral occurrences has been released for Australia’s vast marine jurisdiction.
Science film showdown at SCINEMA
Australia’s science film makers square off against the best science films from around the world at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum in the SCINEMA Festival of Science Film, from 12-20 August.
Australia-UK teams join to fight flu
CSIRO and the University of Bath have combined their expertise to develop new drugs to better safeguard against flu viruses developing resistance.
Winning partners welcome national children’s survey news
Today's announcement by the Minister for Health and Ageing, the Hon Tony Abbott, of the first national nutrition and physical activity survey in more than a decade, has been welcomed by CSIRO and the University of South Australia.
CSIRO and Metex agree new joint venture
CSIRO and ASX-listed gold company Metex Resources Limited have agreed a potentially high-value joint venture to develop an innovative process for the gasification of currently unmineable underground coal deposits for power generation and liquid fuels.
Scientists frontline communicators in changed policy
"Scientists are CSIRO’s frontline communicators, and we trust them to discuss their science, even in potentially controversial areas," said CSIRO Chief Executive, Dr Geoff Garrett today when launching CSIRO’s new Public Comment Policy.
A fix for pipes before they fail
Urban floods caused by burst water mains may be a thing of the past thanks to a new model for predicting the lifespan of underground pipes.
Top award for scientist who made the sea his workplace
Pioneering oceanographer, Dr George Cresswell, will be honoured tomorrow with the country's top marine science award for research that has helped Australians understand the influences on two of their national icons – beach life and the coast.
Keys to good health - diet, exercise and attitude
The latest research into the health benefits associated with diet, exercise and personal attitude will be presented at this week’s 39th Annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Convention in Adelaide.
New model for ocean research
The Wealth from Oceans Flagship has been established to provide Australia with the capacity to realise the potential economic and environmental benefits to be gained from its oceans, the Flagship’s Director, Craig Roy, said in Cairns today.
CSIRO reveals how continents can break apart
A paper co-authored by CSIRO’s Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb and published in Nature today reveals new information on the strength of continents and how they can split apart.
Korea and Australia to partner in marine research
A three-year collaborative research agreement will be signed in Hobart today between two scientific organisations which have a keen interest in preserving the long-term viability of regional fisheries.
Investigating the molecular structure of foods
Under an agreement signed today between the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and CSIRO, scientists will seek to determine the molecular structure of the foods we eat.