I have a couple of 3D printed items at home & love seeing how CSIRO helps cancer patients with world-first surgical innovations. At present I'm in it for dice & boxes, but you never know. Maybe one day I'll have titanium ribs!
Fungi fascinates me! This article introduced me to the word 'mycorrhiza', which to get onto a Scrabble board 'cor' would need to be there already, and I have the tiles A(1), I(1), R(1), M(3), H(4), Y(4) & Z(10) in my hand. I can only hope!
CSIRO are involved in methan emission monitoring, which is relevant to the coal seam gas (CSG) production in south-west Queensland areas like the Surat basin. Scientific datasets enhance the bigger picture of assessing the industry’s whole-of-life-cycle greenhouse gas footprint.
I have always been interested in titanium since I first tried to memorise the periodic tables of elements (Ti = atomic #22). Combine that with my 21st century fascination with 3D printing and you have a story that grabs my attention. Hooray for the CSIRO!
CSIRO has contributed to the SBS program "Inside the Inferno", which screens at 8.30pm on November 5th and 12th, 2014. "It’s mainly about the everyday heroes who volunteer to fight bushfires. But there’s a fair bit about the science of bushfires". Look forward to watching!
This article has some great bug photos! CSIRO is analysising more than 2,000 insect genomes. "This will provide a more detailed evolutionary canvas and timescale, and enable the consortium to ask exactly how insects responded to the crises and opportunities that appeared during their long and successful occupation of planet Earth." Adore <3