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.