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A chance encounter with a pulsar

Our scientists accidentally stumbled upon a pulsar (a highly magnetized rotating neutron star). This chance discovery was made thanks to the ASKAP telescope.

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[Violin music plays and an image appears of the CSIRO logo in the corner of a painting of two men in conversation]

[Image changes to show a laboratory worker squeezing liquid from a syringe into a machine and text appears: What do Rembrandt and flow chemistry have in common?]

[Image changes to show a portrait of Van Dyck]

[Image changes back to show the painting of the two men in conversation again]

[Image changes to show a rear view of a male operating a touch screen]

[Image changes to show the portrait of Van Dyck again and the camera zooms in on the portrait]

[Image changes to show a male walking up to a laboratory bench and text appears: Masterpieces by Rembrandt and van Dyck housed at the National Gallery of Victoria…]

[Image changes to show the male’s hands unscrewing a lid from a plastic container and text appears: : … have been restored to their former glory…]

[Image changes to show granules being measured out and put into a white dish resting on some scales and text appears: … and protected for years to come.]

[Image changes to show a laboratory worker at a laboratory bench and text appears: Thanks to a special varnish resin that we developed at…]

[Camera zooms in on the male working at a machine on the laboratory bench and text appears: … our world-class flow chemistry facility called FloWorks.]

[Image changes to show a sculpture of a Japanese woman in the background and a young naked male in the foreground and text appears: We worked with Australia’s oldest and most visited gallery…]

[Image changes to show people walking past the outside of the National Gallery of Victoria and text appears: … the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).]

[Image changes to show a paintbrush being wiped on the edge of a white bowl and text appears: … to make the synthetic resin called MS3.]

[Image changes to show a facing view of a male working in a laboratory and text appears: Flow chemistry is a cutting-edge technology…]

[Image changes to show a hand pressing and adjusting a dial on a machine and text appears: … providing a safer, cleaner and more efficient way to manufacture chemicals.]

[Image changes to show lights lit and glowing orange on the machine]

[Image changes to show the brush brushing across the surface of a portrait and text appears: Designed specifically for conservation and cultural heritage applications…]

[Images move through of a male holding a lid and looking down at a machine, the hoses on the machine, and then plastic dispensing bottles on shelves and text appears: … MS3 resin has now been commercialised by Melbourne chemical manufacturer Boron Molecular.]

[Image changes to show a line moving from the machine into a clear plastic bottle and then the image changes to show seven white dishes containing various coloured granules and text appears: The new resin matches the rich surface sheen of traditional varnishes like dammar…]

[Image changes to show a digital display at 1.96 and text appears: … but without the yellowing and cracking as it ages.]

[Image changes to show granules in a white dish being held in the hand and text appears: As well as providing a protective coating and enhancing the visual aesthetic…]

[Image changes to show the brush moving across the portrait and text appears: … MS3 can be removed without damaging a painting’s underlying paint layers.]

[Image changes to show a rear view of a male brushing resin with a paintbrush over the surface of a portrait on an easel and text appears: After extensive testing at the NGV…]

[Image changes to show a profile view of the male brushing resin with a paintbrush over the surface of a portrait on an easel and text appears: … MS3 resin has now been trialled by conservators working in several of the world’s major art institutions.]

[Image changes to show the painting of the two men in conversation again and text appears: It has already been put to use on important works of art.]

[Camera zooms out gradually on the painting and new text appears: This is another example of how CSIRO is solving the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.]

[Image changes to show the CSIRO logo on a white screen]

Resin formula down to a fine art

Masterpieces by Rembrandt and van Dyck housed at the National Gallery of Victoria have been restored to their former glory and protected for years to come thanks to a special resin we helped develop.

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[Violin music plays and an image appears of the CSIRO logo in the corner of a painting of two men in conversation]

[Image changes to show a laboratory worker squeezing liquid from a syringe into a machine and text appears: What do Rembrandt and flow chemistry have in common?]

[Image changes to show a portrait of Van Dyck]

[Image changes back to show the painting of the two men in conversation again]

[Image changes to show a rear view of a male operating a touch screen]

[Image changes to show the portrait of Van Dyck again and the camera zooms in on the portrait]

[Image changes to show a male walking up to a laboratory bench and text appears: Masterpieces by Rembrandt and van Dyck housed at the National Gallery of Victoria…]

[Image changes to show the male’s hands unscrewing a lid from a plastic container and text appears: : … have been restored to their former glory…]

[Image changes to show granules being measured out and put into a white dish resting on some scales and text appears: … and protected for years to come.]

[Image changes to show a laboratory worker at a laboratory bench and text appears: Thanks to a special varnish resin that we developed at…]

[Camera zooms in on the male working at a machine on the laboratory bench and text appears: … our world-class flow chemistry facility called FloWorks.]

[Image changes to show a sculpture of a Japanese woman in the background and a young naked male in the foreground and text appears: We worked with Australia’s oldest and most visited gallery…]

[Image changes to show people walking past the outside of the National Gallery of Victoria and text appears: … the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).]

[Image changes to show a paintbrush being wiped on the edge of a white bowl and text appears: … to make the synthetic resin called MS3.]

[Image changes to show a facing view of a male working in a laboratory and text appears: Flow chemistry is a cutting-edge technology…]

[Image changes to show a hand pressing and adjusting a dial on a machine and text appears: … providing a safer, cleaner and more efficient way to manufacture chemicals.]

[Image changes to show lights lit and glowing orange on the machine]

[Image changes to show the brush brushing across the surface of a portrait and text appears: Designed specifically for conservation and cultural heritage applications…]

[Images move through of a male holding a lid and looking down at a machine, the hoses on the machine, and then plastic dispensing bottles on shelves and text appears: … MS3 resin has now been commercialised by Melbourne chemical manufacturer Boron Molecular.]

[Image changes to show a line moving from the machine into a clear plastic bottle and then the image changes to show seven white dishes containing various coloured granules and text appears: The new resin matches the rich surface sheen of traditional varnishes like dammar…]

[Image changes to show a digital display at 1.96 and text appears: … but without the yellowing and cracking as it ages.]

[Image changes to show granules in a white dish being held in the hand and text appears: As well as providing a protective coating and enhancing the visual aesthetic…]

[Image changes to show the brush moving across the portrait and text appears: … MS3 can be removed without damaging a painting’s underlying paint layers.]

[Image changes to show a rear view of a male brushing resin with a paintbrush over the surface of a portrait on an easel and text appears: After extensive testing at the NGV…]

[Image changes to show a profile view of the male brushing resin with a paintbrush over the surface of a portrait on an easel and text appears: … MS3 resin has now been trialled by conservators working in several of the world’s major art institutions.]

[Image changes to show the painting of the two men in conversation again and text appears: It has already been put to use on important works of art.]

[Camera zooms out gradually on the painting and new text appears: This is another example of how CSIRO is solving the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.]

[Image changes to show the CSIRO logo on a white screen]

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