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Supercharged safflower

This scientific achievement has produced safflower seed oil that contains more than 90 per cent of this valuable fatty acid, the highest level of purity of an individual fatty acid currently available in any ...

dateMay 21, 2012 in Biotechnology
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A telescope is born: Australia SKA Pathfinder

It may look like just dots on a page, but an image of distant galaxies taken last week represents a huge step forward for CSIRO's Australia SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope in Western Australia.

dateJun 11, 2014 in Astronomy
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Australia's biosecurity may be shocked

A human disease pandemic, European honey bee colonies wiped out and an invasion of a devastating wheat disease are just three potential biosecurity threats facing Australia, according to a report released today.

dateNov 25, 2014 in Ecology
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Planning the future grid

A new report from the Future Grid Forum, Change and choice: The Future Grid Forum's analysis of Australia's potential electricity pathways to 2050, looks at a range of opportunities and presents four scenarios, ...

dateDec 05, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Grains and lamb offer new sources of omega-3

(PhysOrg.com) -- CSIRO research on grains and lamb aimed at developing new dietary sources of long-chain omega-3 oils will be presented at the World Congress on Oils and Fats in Sydney this week.

dateSep 28, 2009 in Health
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Measuring molecules to improve drug design

(PhysOrg.com) -- CSIRO has patented an improved microscopy method for measuring the shapes and sizes of proteins which could help scientists create new pharmaceuticals that are a better match for the proteins ...

dateFeb 05, 2009 in
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Breeding their horns off -- a winner

A team of scientists led by CSIRO's Dr Kishore Prayaga has been awarded a prestigious Australian Museum Eureka Prize for its work to develop a simple genetic test which has the potential to end the need to ...

dateAug 19, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Far-flung dung beetles here to 'finish the job'

Specially chosen for their spring frenzy and voracious appetite for dung, two new species of European dung beetles have arrived in Australia to improve cattle pastures and finish off a job well started through ...

dateJun 06, 2012 in Ecology
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