Lighting up Australia’s energy future: the CSIRO Energise app needs you
CSIRO Energise is our new app that makes you a citizen scientist, telling us about your power usage and helping illuminate Australia's energy landscape, which at the moment is in the dark.
We need a simple system for categorising data privacy settings, similar to the way Creative Commons specifies how work can be legally shared.
Along came an undiscovered spider on a school excursion
Indigenous STEM Award winner and Leonora high school student Boyden George discovered a new species of spider.
An App(le) a day keeps the doctor away
Smartphones come with sensors that track behaviours such as our internet history, where we go, music we listen to, and to whom we speak. The habitual nature of people means this data could be used to gain insight into our mental well-being.
Coviu spin out puts remote medical access in good health
Coviu, a spinout of CSIRO’s Data61, has raised $1m from venture capital firm Main Sequence Ventures to provide Australians with greater access to interactive medical treatment in the comfort of their own homes.
Nanoneedles: just what the doctor will order
While med pods are still the realm of sci-fi, our researchers are scouting out some space age next-gen health solutions to help solve Australia’s greatest health challenges.
Can you protect your privacy without deleting Facebook?
How to protect your privacy without sacrificing your online existence and why our digital attitudes are about to shift dramatically.
Digital agriculture: what’s all the fuss about?
Predictive analytics, remote sensing, knowledge management and blockchain: buzzwords or the ultimate disruptors? We take a look at upcoming digital technologies and discuss how they can reduce costs and boost farm productivity.
Tracking elusive echidna populations
Seen an echidna recently? Scientists need your help to track this marvelous monotreme! Even though they are one of our iconic Australian animals, we know very little about them.
Power up: The best battery advice (free of charge)
We’re reliant on our smart devices, so how do we take care of the batteries that power them?
Research in autism-friendly technology needs to improve to make a real difference for people
We collected user feedback by pulling data from millions of autism-related comments in public reviews of apps. We found many of the comments showed there were some clear benefits to people with autism, but there were also problems that could have been easily avoided.