Posts by Kashmi Ranasinghe
Does it taste like chicken? Australian insects a potential new snack
Edible insects are good for the environment as they require only a fraction of the land and water to farm them. Will you try the more sustainable snack?
Attitude adjustment: choosing life over looks as weight loss motivation
Moving from the mirror to the medical check-up, our latest research has found changing motivations for weight loss.
Every week is science week on RV Investigator!
In the wake of National Science Week, we check in with our research vessel Investigator on a voyage in the Coral Sea.
Reality check: digital twin tech to transform manufacturing
Our Mixed Reality Lab enables manufacturers to create 'digital twins', or virtual replicas of physical objects and systems. This will allow them to identify defective components that can be identified and corrected in real-time.
Catcher of the rye: how sleuthing gluten just got easier
Our researchers are the first to detect gluten proteins in all four of the gluten-containing grains, including rye, to help with better food labelling.
Fantastic crickets and where to find them
Chances are you’ve heard more crickets than you’ve seen. So how does one identify our elusive backyard buddies? That’s where our new guide book comes in handy: A Guide to Crickets of Australia by You Ning Su and David Rentz.
Sex lives of flies could be key to tackling food waste
Our insect behaviour experts have gone under the sheets to find out what gets flies in the mood in a bid to produce more eggs for food waste management.
Online match-making tool promoting a circular economy goes national
Australia generates 67 million tonnes of waste each year. An online marketplace born out of CSIRO could revolutionise the nation’s waste management system.
Combatting Ebola through more than just outbreak response
Infectious diseases, such as Ebola, pose a great threat to health and biosecurity globally. Our scientist has some ideas on how to curb future outbreaks
The (ocean) floor is lava: RV Investigator’s Coral Sea voyage
Most of the ocean floor and what goes on down there is pretty much a mystery. This is where the RV Investigator's new research voyage in the Coral Sea could help.
The link between climate change and disease
A new report has been released outlining the link between climate change and disease. Our directors of Health and Biosecurity and the Australian Animal Health Laboratory talk us through what it means for us in Australia.