Throwback Thursday: our ocean exploration glow ups
Ocean technology is helping us to answer the question of ‘what exactly is out there?’ And shine a light on unexplored ecosystems and species. But how did we arrive here?
Our big breakthroughs in 2019
2019 was a big year for us. Before you head off for the end of year break, let’s reflect on the exciting science we brought to you this year.
How do you mend a broken heart?
We celebrated World Heart Day with science and technology. In a world-first, a man in the US received a replacement aortic heart valve.
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.
2018: a CSIRO year in review
We've been hard at work this year solving some of the world’s greatest challenges. Here are the top stories that got your attention in 2018.
From science fiction to robot reality
Our Data61 is one of seven funded participants competing in the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Subterranean Challenge, which aims to explore new approaches to rapidly map, navigate, and search underground environments.
Paulo de Souza’s science at the pub: Vanishing bees and Mars’ damp, dark past
Catch Professor de Souza’s talk at the pub, from micro-sensors hitched to honeybees to water-detecting gear on Mars rover Opportunity—it'll be a night to remember.
Superman’s X-ray vision ain’t got nothing on us
We’re working on a cutting edge sensor system that can detect explosives and other weapons, even chemical or biological agents, from a safe distance.
Super material filters Sydney Harbour water
We turned our patented form of graphene into an extraordinarily effective filter that makes water purification faster and easier.
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?
Lab-on-a-glove: Swipe left on nerve agents
We co-developed the ‘lab-on-a-glove’, which can detect a group of nerve agent OP compounds found in some pesticides, while in the field.