Using our cutting edge materials science to protect Australian soldiers
A new metal-based smart material can shield our soldiers against a broad spectrum of toxic chemicals, reducing the number of casualties.
Maia Mapper guides micro mineral explorers
The Maia Mapper is our latest and most advanced instrument in our armoury in the search for minerals.
Building trust between mining companies and communities
A new study has used a mobile phone survey to reveal how better relationships can be formed between mining companies and local communities.
Are gold medals worth their weight?
They're priceless to the athletes that invest years of hard training and personal sacrifice, and can attract millions of dollars in sponsorship money. But what is an Olympic gold medal actually worth?
How do we uncouple global development from resource use?
We're looking at ways in which the world can maintain economic growth while reducing its primary material use – ending the pattern that has driven world economic growth over the past four-and-a-half decades.
Our MagSonic technology produces magnesium metal at the speed of sound. Not only is it fast, the process also consumes 80% less energy and produces 60% less carbon dioxide emissions than traditional methods.
Mineral waters reveal deep reserves
It’s not a question of sparkling or still, but rather how minerals dissolved in water can reveal hidden ore deposits.
Unlocking Australia’s deep mineral wealth
Australia's true mineral wealth is yet to be discovered, hidden deep beneath a thick cover of unconsolidated rock and soil, sediments and igneous rocks which have been laid down over hundreds of millions of years.
A stellar 3D movie of a rare meteorite
Our 3D imaging and characterisation technology has been used to build a complete picture of a newly-discovered meteorite - that's older than the Earth - in the South Australian outback.
Legends of rock: CSIRO geologists making a name for themselves
When most people think of Australian rock stars, they probably picture Johnny Farnham, Tim Rogers or Sarah Blasko. But what about Drs E Ralph Segnit, Dave Wadsley, Ernie Nickel and Ian Grey?
The search for new elements on the periodic table started with a blast
This is heavy Doc - the periodic table has expanded again with the addition four new super-heavy elements. But why do we bother searching for them in the first place?
Living in a material world
For many years we've relied on a model of turning raw materials into goods that will eventually end up in a landfill. This approach is both economically and environmentally unsustainable, which is why we need the research and innovations that can enable industries to prosper and unlock sustainable solutions.