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.
Bio robots make a splash in the Indian Ocean
The Indian Ocean contains vast fisheries and mineral resources that are of strategic importance to both Australia and India. It also plays a direct role in driving the climates of its surrounding regions – home to more ...
River red gum - more than just a tree
So much more than just a tree, the river red gum has been central to the tensions between economic, social and environmental values of rivers and floodplain landscapes in Australia - perhaps more so than any other Australian ...
There's more star-stuff out there but it's not dark matter
(Phys.org) -- More atomic hydrogen gas the ultimate fuel for stars is lurking in today's Universe than we thought, CSIRO astronomer Dr. Robert Braun has found.
Herbicide runoff reduced to Great Barrier Reef
(Phys.org) —An innovative new approach to sugarcane plantation weed management trialled in select Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments has shown a 90 per cent reduction in runoff of highly soluble herbicides into waterways.
Warming causes more extreme shifts of the Southern Hemisphere's largest rain band
(Phys.org) -- South Pacific countries will experience more extreme floods and droughts, in response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a paper out today in the journal Nature.
'Crash test cow' helps prevent farmer death and injury
(Phys.org) -- A new type of cattle gate aimed at preventing farmer death and injury has completed rigorous testing and development by the CSIRO. SaferGate, designed by farmer and inventor Edward Evans, has been put to the ...
3-D printed horseshoe to improve racing performance
The horse, dubbed by researchers as 'Titanium Prints', had its hooves scanned with a handheld 3D scanner this week.
Deserts 'greening' from rising CO2
Increased levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have helped boost green foliage across the world's arid regions over the past 30 years through a process called CO2 fertilisation, according to CSIRO research.
CSIRO releases Spanish version of free pesticide risk tool
The Australian national science agency, the CSIRO, this month, released a Spanish version of the freely available software tool, which rates the potential pollution risk of pesticides to surface and ground waters based on ...
Does my virtual forehead look big in this? Smart Vision technology helps online shoppers make better decisions
The days of stalling online purchases in fear of products "not quite looking like they did on the model" could soon be out of fashion according to new research by Aussie scientists.