Posts by Eliza Keck
Everyday AI: How artificial intelligence is helping conservation
From identifying birds in the bush to helping locate destructive crown-of-thorns starfish in the Great Barrier Reef, find out how AI is being used in conservation.
Everyday AI: Can artificial intelligence be creative?
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used to write poetry, generate visual art, and compose Grammy-award nominated pop albums. But how does it actually work?
Science explainer: Why get a COVID-19 vaccine?
With a rapidly changing public health situation and advice updated regularly, it's understandable some people are feeling uncertain about getting a COVID-19 vaccine when available. So we've answered the most common questions.
Book it in: super summer science reads
Some studies suggest that reading can reduce stress by 68 per cent, so what could be a better New Year’s resolution?
Love fish? Choose a range when selecting seafood.
Our research shows that huge economic and environmental benefits could come from fully using fish now discarded. If all of the edible fish caught was kept and sold, both the sustainability and profitability of fishing would significantly improve.
Sounds of summer: why are cicadas so loud?
Why are Aussie cicadas so loud on hot, summer days? You’d be screeching too if, after seven years underground, you only had a few weeks to find a mate before you died.
Why naming all our mozzies is important for fighting disease
Only half of Australia’s approximately 400 different species of mosquitoes have been scientifically named and described. So how are scientists able to tell the unnamed species apart?
Future foods could make you healthier, and the planet greener
Could future foods such as insects, seaweed and lab-grown meat feed us in both an environmentally sustainable and healthy way?
Keeping track for the European Space Agency
It’s been a big year in space for Australia! In 2019, we’ll be building on our experience to manage ESA’s New Norcia ground station in Western Australia – a first for an Australian organisation.
Sweltering summers and scorching energy bills: Citizen scientists can help ease the sizzle
With a focus on energy use during summer, our CSIRO Energise citizen scientists can tell us a lot about how we can manage our national energy needs sustainably.
Piping hot marine research delivered to your door
Four years of piping hot marine research delivered to your door is dropping knowledge bombs to change your world.
Cooee! Sound-testing 1200 metres beneath the waves
We're using an echolocator to watch the daily migration of sea life rise up from depths to feed at dusk and then return back to the depths at dawn. But some fish have oil-filled bladders rather than a gas bladder making their reflection weak and difficult to count. That's where our special camera comes in.