• Approaching storm clouds near Griffith, NSW. (Gregory Heath)
    Despite recent rainfall in parts of eastern Australia, a recently released scientific report indicates an increasing risk of below-average rainfall and runoff into streams, and drier conditions into the future in south-eastern Australia.
  • Two men standing with a deep ocean glider
    Australian scientists are preparing to use the data from a new $22m array of high-tech equipment to help them probe deeper into the nation’s surrounding oceans.
  • The University of Sydney's MOST telescope, now SKAMP. (University of Sydney)
    CSIRO has helped transform the University of Sydney’s radio telescope into a world-class instrument, and along the way has learned lessons for its own ASKAP (Australian SKA Pathfinder) telescope.
  • A picture of one of the lead authors of the new book: Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability, CSIRO’s Dr John Church.
    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.
  • A man walking along a walkway at Rio Tinto Alcan’s Yarwun alumina refinery.
    The life expectancy of cooling plates in heat exchangers at Rio Tinto Alcan’s Yarwun alumina refinery has increased from a few days to as long as 12 months with help from CSIRO’s slurry erosion researchers, according to the October issue of Process magazine.
  • Two men conduct pre-flight checks on their Unmanned Aerial Vehicle before it takes flight.
    The fourth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Outback Challenge, held in Kingaroy in regional Queensland this week, saw teams come within a whisker of scooping the $50 000 top prize.
  • A graph of inflows to the Murray River showing the current drought in the context of longer term water and climate variability. (Murray-Darling Basin Authority)
    The delivery of sustainable water supplies in Australia will require water managers and engineers to factor in a range of predicted variations in climate and long-term demand for water resources, according to a CSIRO climate and water expert, Dr Francis Chiew.
  • The START collaboration cluster aims to identify ‘at risk’ patients through novel imaging approaches. (iStock)
    Substantially reducing the millions of cases of stroke recorded worldwide every year is the focus of a new collaborative CSIRO research 'cluster' being launched in Melbourne today.
  • A member of the air quality study team, CSIRO’s Sarah Lawson, with sampling equipment used to monitor the air quality in Melbourne homes. (CSIRO)
    A CSIRO study of the quality of air inside the typical Australian home has not revealed any nasty surprises.
  • Chief Professor Louise Ryan and senior CSIRO scientist, Dr Ross Sparks of CSIRO
    New methods for detecting disease outbreaks earlier have been developed in a collaborative effort between CSIRO and NSW Health.
  • Scientists have discovered a way to use radio signals from the small spinning stars called pulsars to 'weigh' our planets. (CSIRO)
    An international CSIRO-led team of astronomers has developed a new way to weigh the planets in our Solar System – using radio signals from the small spinning stars called pulsars.
  • The Director of the Victorian Direct Manufacturing Centre, CSIRO's Dr Mahnaz Jahedi, addressing the Centre's first board meeting in Melbourne. (CSIRO)
    The Victorian Direct Manufacturing Centre has been established in Melbourne by a consortium led by CSIRO to help make the state’s manufacturing industries more environmentally friendly, productive and globally competitive.
  • A scanning electron micrograph of a female dust mite.
    To celebrate National Science Week 2010 (14-22 August), CSIRO is staging events across the nation designed to both showcase its accomplishments and inspire members of the public to begin their own journeys of scientific discovery.
  • The endangered Maugean Skate.
    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.
  • A picture of a child fitted with an accelerometer trials a computer game designed to encourage movement.
    CSIRO has developed computer software that aims to encourage children to be more active when playing computer games.
  • CSIRO's autonomous catamaran and one of the floating nodes monitoring environmental conditions on Lake Wivenhoe. (CSIRO)
    A smart sensor network that is monitoring the quality of drinking water in south-east Queensland has earned CSIRO one of the Australian ICT industry's highest accolades.
  • Three Pecan nuts with the letter e- to represent electrons
    A collaborative agreement between CSIRO and two German organisations is providing Australian food companies with access to a new processing technology which uses low-energy electron beams rather than heat or chemicals to decontaminate food.
  • A herd of cattle.
    The latest advances in soil science and how they can provide solutions for a changing world will be the focus of the 19th World Congress of Soil Science opening in Brisbane today.
  • A man using scientific equipment on open-cut soil.
    CSIRO scientists have developed a revolutionary technique for the rapid on-site detection and quantification of petroleum hydrocarbons (commonly derived from crude oil) in soil, silt, sediment, or rock.
  • A cell showing signs of genetic damage
    An international symposium on the role nutrition plays in the prevention and management of pregnancy complications and early childhood diseases such as autism, asthma, obesity and cancer will be held in Adelaide this Friday, 30 July.
  • The Upper toothrows of Timor’s extinct giant rat and the skull of a black rat
    Archaeological research in East Timor has unearthed the bones of the biggest rat that ever lived, with a body weight around 6 kg.
  • Two women and a camera.
    Seven of Australia’s top graduates in mathematics, statistics and engineering have started with CSIRO in a new program that is bridging the gap between a university degree and a research career.
  • A picture of assorted vegetables and fruit.
    Australians who are serious about losing weight are being asked to help CSIRO develop a web-based diet management program.
  • A brain scan of healthy elderly person and an Alzheimer's disease patient
    Australian scientists have presented key findings at an international Alzheimer’s disease conference this week. Their major focus is on early detection and discovering why the disease progresses.
  • Dried prunes
     A combination of alternative energy and computational modelling developed by CSIRO in collaboration with Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and the Australian Prune Industry Association has cut energy requirements by 60 per cent in some areas of food processing.

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