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We get a lot of people contacting us with invention suggestions. Some are great, some are… not great. Thankfully, we only ever get talented people applying for our undergrad vacation scholarships! If you’ve got the great ideas, we’ve got the scholarship for you!

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Podcasts

Episode 12: Elephant scarecrow, the OG, Adam & Eve of flowers, tarantula venom to save sheep, and Interronauts farewell

Well listeners, this is it for a little bit — Season One of Interronauts is over. In our last episode, we've got new technology from CSIRO: giving scarecrows a brain, we've got the evolution of the first flower ever (what!?), we've got more research on how tarantula venom can help treat enwormed sheep, and plenty more science shenanigans. (Don't forget to listen back through our back catalogue!)

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Videos

[Image appears of Cam McEvoy in a warehouse talking to the camera and text appears: Cam McEvoy Olympic Swimmer]

Cam McEvoy: Hi, I’m Cam McEvoy. I swim through 2,500 tonnes of water in 21.44 seconds. I love science and I’m CSIRO’s first Ambassador.

[Image appears of a robotically controlled vehicle and a hexapod moving around on the warehouse floor]

Join me for a dip into the amazing work going on at CSIRO.

[Camera zooms up to show Cam McEvoy and another male’s face as they look down]

Oh, that’s so cool.

[Images move through of Cam McEvoy and two males operating the hexapod and robotically controlled vehicle, their hands on the controls and the hexapod moving towards the camera]

Keep an eye out for CSIRO’s social media channels where I’ll be taking you behind the scenes to explore the latest in science and technology

[Image changes to show satellite dishes pointing towards a starry sky and then the image changes to show a view a submersible vehicle on the sea floor]

from the stars to the sea floor,

[Image changes to show Cam McEvoy seated in an automated vehicle and then the camera zooms out to show Cam McEvoy seated in the vehicle as it moves]

from 3D printing, robotics to automation. You won’t believe what they’re creating here.

[Music plays and CSIRO logo and text appears: Australia’s innovation catalyst, follow CSIRO for more science videos]

CSIRO and Cam McEvoy: a stroke of genius

What do CSIRO and Olympic swimmer Cam McEvoy have in common? A love of science of course! That's why we’re really excited to announce that Cam ‘The Professor’ McEvoy is going to be hanging out with us over the next year as our first ever ambassador. You could even say he’s our… Cambassador.

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[Image appears of Cam McEvoy in a warehouse talking to the camera and text appears: Cam McEvoy Olympic Swimmer]

Cam McEvoy: Hi, I’m Cam McEvoy. I swim through 2,500 tonnes of water in 21.44 seconds. I love science and I’m CSIRO’s first Ambassador.

[Image appears of a robotically controlled vehicle and a hexapod moving around on the warehouse floor]

Join me for a dip into the amazing work going on at CSIRO.

[Camera zooms up to show Cam McEvoy and another male’s face as they look down]

Oh, that’s so cool.

[Images move through of Cam McEvoy and two males operating the hexapod and robotically controlled vehicle, their hands on the controls and the hexapod moving towards the camera]

Keep an eye out for CSIRO’s social media channels where I’ll be taking you behind the scenes to explore the latest in science and technology

[Image changes to show satellite dishes pointing towards a starry sky and then the image changes to show a view a submersible vehicle on the sea floor]

from the stars to the sea floor,

[Image changes to show Cam McEvoy seated in an automated vehicle and then the camera zooms out to show Cam McEvoy seated in the vehicle as it moves]

from 3D printing, robotics to automation. You won’t believe what they’re creating here.

[Music plays and CSIRO logo and text appears: Australia’s innovation catalyst, follow CSIRO for more science videos]

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