Latest Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Stories

2008-10-08 14:50:00

Australian scientists reported Wednesday hundreds of new marine species as well as previously uncharted undersea mountains and canyons have been discovered in the depths of the Southern Ocean. The researchers recorded a total of 274 species of fish, ancient corals, mollusks, crustaceans and sponges new to science which were found in icy waters up to 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) deep among extinct volcanoes. The government's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)...

2008-03-26 00:10:00

Amid a long drought that has jeopardized this year's harvest, Australia's winemakers are reconsidering the areas in which they can grow grapes and the styles of wine they can produce. As the driest inhabited country on the planet, Australia cannot support it's winemakers without the extensive use of irrigation. And the high cost of water has made maintaining the vineyards a very expensive proposition, with water prices spiking from $300 AUD ($275 USD) to $1000 AUD ($915 USD) per megaliter."On...

2005-09-13 20:57:18

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Forget Atkins, Weightwatchers and Jenny Craig -- a new diet craze has emerged in Australia that has toppled Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and J.K. Rowling's latest Harry Potter novel from the top of the bestseller list. Even more surprisingly, this low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet was created by government scientists. Although best known internationally as a sports-mad country full of fit, bronzed youth, Australia is in reality battling...

2005-08-18 14:07:38

RICHARDSON, Texas (Aug. 18, 2005) - University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) nanotechnologists and an Australian colleague have produced transparent carbon nanotube sheets that are stronger than the same-weight steel sheets and have demonstrated applicability for organic light-emitting displays, low-noise electronic sensors, artificial muscles, conducting appliqu©s and broad-band polarized light sources that can be switched in one ten-thousandths of a second. Carbon nanotubes are like minute...

Latest Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization Reference Libraries

Belmont Red Cattle
2014-07-09 15:13:20

The Belmont Red is a breed of beef Cattle produced in 1954 by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in the Australian tropics. It was developed at the Belmont Research Station from several different breeds including the Africander and Hereford-Shorthorn. The Belmont Red was released to breeders in 1969. The Belmont Red was bred to have a greater resistance to ticks, have a calm temperament and  more efficiently use the environment for higher weight gain....

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