Emergency services benefit from a high-speed world without wires
By Ian Oppermann, Director, Digital Productivity and Services When disaster strikes – such as January’s bushfire in Victoria or the […]
When all the air conditioners run at once
The peaks and troughs of electricity demand can actually mean higher electricity prices. So here's how we can ease the load on the grid during these times.
Reading the Indian Ocean: more drought and bushfires ahead
An international team of scientists has confirmed links between an Indian Ocean phenomenon and extreme weather events in southeast Australia.
Fighting fire with (artificial) intelligence
By James Davidson Cylons, Skynet, HAL 9000, Agent Smith, Haley Joel Osment. With characters like these, it’s no wonder people […]
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 […]
Disasters happen, but software shouldn’t be one of them
By Ryan Fraser, Research Manager, Earth Science and Engineering and Arwen Cross, Science Communicator, Food Health and Life Sciences. Imagine […]
Four years on: Investigating the behaviour of the Kilmore East fire
By Dr Andrew Sullivan and Dr Miguel Gomes Da Cruz Saturday 7 February 2009 will go down in Australia’s history […]
Ten years after fire the Brindabellas bounce back
By Fiona Henderson Ten years ago the Australian Capital Territory was in the grip of severe bushfires, with thousands of […]
Summer time and the living ain’t always easy
By Carrie Bengston Our TV screens showed us the devastation caused in the US by Hurricane Sandy but what natural […]