Latest Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Stories

2009-10-06 11:18:35

Machine-mounted sensors, being developed through CSIRO Minerals Down Under Flagship, could help locate ore deposits, characterize the mining environment, and differentiate ore grades.

2009-10-01 12:24:20

Australia has been stripped bare of vegetation to expose the surface that lies beneath.

2009-08-31 08:50:00

Both species eat sound dry wood and can co-exist in the same tree but, while drywood termite colonies contain only about 200 individuals and are confined to one tree, colonies of Coptotermes – Australia’s dominant wood-eating termite – contain around a million individuals, including thousands of aggressive soldiers, and can forage on up to 20 trees simultaneously.

2009-07-29 09:55:00

“Although e-noses already have many uses – such as detecting spoilage in the food industry and monitoring air quality – they are not as discriminating as biological noses,” according to CSIRO scientist, Dr Stephen Trowell.

2009-07-21 07:29:00

MONHEIM, Germany, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience is expanding its global research and development activities in seeds and traits to include a focus on cereals.

2009-07-20 10:40:00

The world's peak ocean science body has adopted a new definition of seawater developed by Australian, German and US scientists to make climate projections more accurate.

2009-07-14 09:35:00

The IMACS/MODSIM Congress will attract more than 650 experts in modeling and simulation from Australia and overseas to the Cairns Convention Center from July 13-17, 2009.

2009-06-12 11:10:00

Sophisticated sensors that measure leaf wetness, soil moisture and temperature are helping rehabilitate rainforest in the Springbrook World Heritage precinct in south-east Queensland.

2009-05-05 08:22:05

'Drought-proofing' Australia's urban regions by installing large domestic water tanks may enable the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti to regain its foothold across the country and expand its range of possible infections.

2009-03-25 10:58:15

A scientist warned attendees of a major climate change conference on Wednesday that rising summer temperatures due to global warming, drier weather and smog from transport and bushfires will make Sydney, Australia a health hazard by 2060.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.