Posts by CSIRO
Should you be scared of bats this Halloween?
Bats are a Halloween icon, but their ability to transmit some of the world’s deadliest diseases to animals and humans is truly frightening. From Hendra to SARS and even Ebola, we take a look at some of the viruses and diseases associated with these winged mammals.
Waving not drowning: actor and Author Michael Veitch dives into Australian marine research
Author and actor Michael Veitch recounts his experiences writing about the Southern Surveyor, and meeting the scientists, crew and staff from the vessel.
How duck got his colours
Why do we see small but significant variations in animal species? Because of genomics.
Mini antennas for stealthier navy ships
We're using highly sensitive superconductors to develop mini antennas for the Royal Australian Navy.
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Take a look at the shiny new CSIRO blog. To celebrate our new home, we've got our hands on a bunch of tickets for Buzz Aldrin's upcoming speaking gigs.
Saving Outback Joe: UAVs weather the storm to find lost soul
Outback Joe has been rescued yet again. Last week, 16 high school teams from around the world gathered in Calvert, Queensland to put their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) skills to the test at the ninth annual UAV Challenge.
You know the drill: new tech saves time and money
From three months to one hour, we've reduced the process of analysing the mineralogy and geochemistry of an exploration site using our new tech, Lab-at-Rig®.
Blame it on mum and dad: how genes influence what we eat
Hate the taste of Brussels sprouts? Do you find coriander disgusting or perceive honey as too sweet? Your genes may be to blame.
Where are the missing gravitational waves?
We’ve been looking for the gravitational waves theorised by Einstein for 11 years using our Parkes radio telescope. By training our sights on a distant pulsar we hoped to detect signs of those gravitational waves, here’s what we found.
Rich and poor: which areas of Australia are most unequal?
Our researchers tracked income inequality across the country and found that the most unequal jurisdiction is New South Wales followed by the Northern Territory - while Tasmania showed the smallest gap between the rich and the poor.
Art from every angle: the GLAM 3D transformation
Tired of seeing museum artefacts from behind the glass and out of reach? We’ve joined forces with the National Gallery of Australia to let visitors interact with the artefacts currently on show in the Myth + Magic: Art of the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea exhibition.
A game of hives: Fatal fighting in native bees
Battles lasting days, hundreds of losses on both sides. The removal of the helpless from the hive and the eventual overthrow of the resident queen. No we aren't talking about Game of Thrones, we're talking about the incredible skirmishes and the unusual behaviour of Australia'a native bee species, Tetragonula carbonaria.