CRATER is a new tool helping the mining industry to reduce risks following extreme weather.
By Emily Lehmann What rhymes with stalactite (well, kinda) and can put your heartburn at bay? Hydrotalcite. Believe it or not, an antacid – hydrotalcite – is the key agent used in a new treatment our scientists have developed for removing contaminants from mining wastewater. Like hydrotalcites can reduce acidity and indigestion in sour tummies,
By Kirsten Lea What if every supermarket in Australia had no access to cold storage for fruit and veggies? Just imagine how quickly the fresh produce would rot and what a waste it would be! This is the challenge that faces rural India today. The widespread lack of access to electricity in rural areas means
By Jenny Hayward, Research Scientist, Energy Technology and Chris Knight, Research Engineer, Energy Technology. Renewable ocean energy harnesses the power of the oceans to produce electricity. This can be done in several ways, but the resources that have the most immediate potential in terms of energy production for Australia and globally are: waves: using wave
A technology, originally invented by CSIRO, has been given a top global award for its smart building energy management system. An Australian company commercialising the technology, BuildingIQ, has been included in the global top ten New Energy Pioneers awarded by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Intelligent decisions about the building conditions are made by the system
By Barton Loechel, Social Scientist, Science into Society Group. Recent research suggests only a minority of mining companies are preparing for the biophysical impacts of climate change. Those that are preparing are going it alone: there is little collaboration on planning between miners and local government. The preparedness of Australia’s resource communities for climate change
By Beth Fulton– Head of Ecosystem Modelling, Marine and Atmospheric Research Australians want a future of sustainable self-sufficiency and a healthy environment supporting a robust democracy – free of poverty and inequity. That was one of our projections, as part of the Australia 2050 project for the Australian Academy of Science. Equally, Australians fear a future
Today we celebrate the career of Dr Lan Lam – the primary inventor of CSIRO’s UltraBattery – an invention putting two technologies together into one awesome storage unit! Bringing down the cost of hybrid electric vehicles and making it easier to integrate more renewable energy into the grid are just some of the achievements of
To celebrate the recent release of the Oxijet shower nozzle, which we helped develop to cut your water usage while improving your perceived water pressure, we have a handful to give away.