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2014-04-04 04:21:01

SYDNEY, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The threat of "peak data" and what that could mean for the way we connect and access essential services in the future, is the focus of a report released by

New Maps Show Locations Of Species At Risk As The Climate Changes
2014-02-11 09:22:04

An international team of scientists revealed global maps showing how fast and in which direction local climates are shifting.

CSIRO 3D Dragon For Little Girl
2014-01-10 12:37:49

A seven-year-old girl’s wish for a dragon was answered by CSIRO with the help of a 3D printer.

2013-08-21 14:30:38

Powerful x-rays can now be used to rapidly and accurately detect gold in ore samples, thanks to a new technique developed by CSIRO – a move that could save Australia’s minerals industry hundreds of millions of dollars each year.

Australia's Astronomy And Space Science Research Has New Leader
2013-01-31 12:06:36

CSIRO's astronomy, spacecraft tracking and space science activities will be headed up by a new leader, with the announcement today that Dr Lewis Ball has been appointed as the incoming Chief for CSIRO's Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) division.

Fish Ear Bones Can Offer Clues To Impacts Of Climate Change In Aquatic Environments
2012-11-28 11:38:09

The earbones, or 'otoliths', help fish to detect movement and to orient themselves in the water. Otoliths set down annual growth rings that can be measured and counted to estimate the age and growth rates of fish.

Soldier Beetle Defense Turned Into Biotech Opportunity Through Gene Discovery
2012-11-08 10:31:11

New antibiotic and anti-cancer chemicals may one day be synthesized using biotechnology, following CSIRO's discovery of the three genes that combine to provide soldier beetles with their potent predator defense system.

Southern Hemisphere Becoming Drier
2012-10-04 21:07:19

New research reported in the journal Scientific Reports claims that the southern hemisphere is becoming drier.

To Protect Species And Ecosystems Major Changes Are Needed
2012-09-19 09:02:58

A landmark study has found that climate change is likely to have a major impact on Australia’s plants, animals and ecosystems that will present significant challenges to the conservation of Australia’s biodiversity.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.