Oh the places you’ll go (with a career in science)!
Like to see the world? Considering a STEM career? Why not combine the two? In the words of Dr Seuss: “Out there things can happen, and frequently do, to people as brainy and footsy as you”.
And the winner is…. Syd-en-ey!
You may have heard about the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery being brought to Australia by Elon Musk, but did you know that Australia actually has its own thriving lithium battery community?
Air Bee’n’Bee: have backpack, will travel
We attached tiny sensor backpacks to honey bees to track their movements and monitor population levels. Pretty amazing, right? The results are enough to make Ashley Madison blush.
Honey bee backpackers ready to tackle the world
Honey bee populations are collapsing around the world, their health and ability to pollinate crops is under serious threat. This is why we are leading an international alliance of researchers, beekeepers and farmers to place tiny sensors onto the backs of honey bees and assessing their overall population health.
Stop the dust: how we’re avoiding Mad Max’s Fury Road
In Mad Max: Fury Road, Max announces that his world is fire and blood. He left out one thing: dust. Like the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max, this wide brown land of ours is dusty. This makes for an impressive backdrop for the movies, but the realities of large dust storms is anything but fiction. Dust events can cause significant damage to crops, community health and the environment, which is why we’re on the case to monitor the soil and manage the risk.
Wireless WASPs let loose in underground mines
We’re buzzing with excitement over our new wireless tracking technology – it can hone in on mine workers deep underground, […]
Is data the next disruptive technology?
By Dr Bronwyn Harch, Chief of CSIRO Computational Informatics. It has been almost twenty years since Harvard professor Clayton Christensen first […]
Tassie oysters wear their heart on their shells
Video transcript is available here. Protecting the future of Aussie aquaculture farming through new sensor technology Whether you prefer your […]
Beer: how sweet it is
By Luisa Volpato Many of you may enjoy a cold one on Australia Day, but as you sip that schooner […]
Taking the guess work out of oil spills
By Keirissa Lawson We have developed a hydrocarbon sensor array system that can detect different types of hydrocarbons in marine […]