We’ve developed a sensor to detect undetonated explosives on the sea floor, based on a technology used to find mineral deposits underground. The sensor was developed as part of a project with US Government agency, the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and US-based research organisation Sky Research. The method for finding undetonated underwater explosives
In the seventies a TV show called the Six Million Dollar Man introduced the idea of implanting bionic parts to give people super strength. While this might have been fantasy at the time, the reality of creating extra strong body parts is now here – and making them is almost as easy as pressing ‘print’
By Emily Lehmann Nickel seems to be the underdog of the metal world. While we have all heard of it, a casual ask-around among friends tells me that most people know little about its value and what it’s used for. Nickel is versatile because it mixes well with other metals to form alloys. It’s also
High up on a cliff in Daylesford, Victoria, construction of the first CSIRO tested bushfire resistant house is now underway. Conceived by sustainable designer Joost Bakker and made with straw bale insulation and set into a recycled steel frame with magnesium oxide cladding, the house challenges traditional construction methods and materials. [wpvideo 0EiAZzwv] Tested by
By Megan Clark, CSIRO If hindsight is such a wonderful thing, surely foresight would be better. What if we could see what was coming at us and could position ourselves, our organisations and society to make the most of it? In 2009 CSIRO asked itself this question and came up with a set of global
We helped sustainable designer Joost Bakker, test an environmentally friendly building option for bushfire-prone areas.