Fire-tested systems help crews survive truck burnovers
Water spray systems, tested by us and evolved by state fire authorities, are protecting fire trucks and firefighters from burnovers.
Spark of hope in Australia’s bushfire crisis
As we adapt to more severe weather events in a changing climate, we need a better understanding of how bushfires start and spread.
Detecting the ‘drop dead’ drug—fentanyl
Fentanyl is 50–100 times more powerful than morphine, and it's fuelling a spike in overdose deaths in Australia. We've created a new way to detect this drug.
No one can hear you scream in here
This Halloween we thought we’d test run our new anechoic chamber on the spine chilling screams from our favourite horror movies…
Bright Spark saves lives: finding order in the chaos of bushfires
Australians are all-too-familiar with the tragedy that a bushfire can cause - the destruction of homes and the loss of lives. We've been studying bushfire behaviour for many decades and have developed a piece of software that simulates fire spread - Spark.
Bushfires kill, but knowledge might make them less deadly
Our researchers have compiled 100 years of bushfire statistics to better understand the characteristics of Australia's summer bane.
Catching fire in a (big) bottle
Summer starts today – and it’s predicted to be a hot, dry one. Unfortunately, we all know what that means […]
Answering the burning questions
This week’s heatwave across southern Australia has reminded us of the serious dangers posed by grassfires. They might not sound […]
Pretty fly for a WiFi
In the '90s we came up with WiFi. These days, we're working with industry partners around the world to apply the technology to new challenges.
New apps to assess NSW bushfires aftermath
The NSW Rural Fire Service is using new apps developed by CSIRO to conduct a critical assessment of the recent bushfires that devastated communities in the state, and to plan for future climate adaptation scenarios.
You can count on ERIC in a crisis
For most of us, maps help us get from A to B. Our GPS finds the shortest route to a […]