CSIRO, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization is Australia's governmental agency for scientific research. CSIRO was originally founded in 1926 as the Advisory Council of Science and Industry. CSIRO employs 6,000 scientists, technicians and support staff with 50 sites around Australia and labs in Mexico and France. CSIRO is divided into 16 operational divisions including but not limited to, Australia Telescope National Laboratory, Energy Technology, Entomology, Material Sciences and Engineering, Sustainable Ecosystems and Molecular and Health Technologies. CSIRO is noted for its work at the Darwin Laboratories, the invention of the Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, invention of the insect repellent Aerogar and a series of biological control inhibiting the spread of rabbit hemorrhagic disease. Media inquiries are welcome.
New energy in search for future wind
Scientists are taking the first steps to improve estimates of long-term wind speed changes for the fast-growing wind energy sector, intended to reduce the risks for generators in a changing climate.
Hot microbes cause groundwater cleanup rethink
(PhysOrg.com) -- CSIRO researchers have discovered that micro-organisms that help break down contaminants under the soil can actually get too hot for their own good.
New approach to 'spell checking' gene sequences
(Phys.org) -- A PhD student from CSIRO and the University of Queensland has found a better way to 'spell check' gene sequences and help biologists better understand the natural world.
Water scarcity started 15 years ago
(PhysOrg.com) -- New analysis shows that the water scarcity being experienced in southeast Australia started up to 15 years ago.
Scientists find new creatures of Australian deep (Update, Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists said Sunday they had uncovered new marine animals in their search of previously unexplored Australian waters, along with a bizarre carnivorous sea squirt and ocean-dwelling spiders.
Keeping cool using the summer heat
(PhysOrg.com) -- While most Australians are taking care to shield themselves from the harsh summer heat, scientists from the CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship are working on ways to harness the sun’s warmth to cool our ...
Breakthrough in fight against Hendra virus
(PhysOrg.com) -- There has been a breakthrough in the fight against the deadly Hendra virus following the development of a treatment which shows great potential to save the lives of people who become infected with the virus. ...
Warming in the Tasman Sea a global warming hot spot
Oceanographers have identified a series of ocean hotspots around the world generated by strengthening wind systems that have driven oceanic currents, including the East Australian Current, polewards beyond their known boundaries.
A new twist in the sex life of silk worms
(PhysOrg.com) -- A quirk in the sex life of the silkworm (Bombyx mori) has been revealed by a team of CSIRO Food Futures Flagship scientists led by Dr Alisha Anderson.
'Perfect' food for 'perfect' prawns
Australian researchers have developed a food additive for farmed prawns that will mean prawn lovers will have access to more sustainable prawns that still taste great.