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‘WTF is that?’ How we’re trawling the Universe for the unknown

Mysterious Powerful Signal Picked Up From The Edge Of Leo Constellation

Proportion of different arthropods found in homes: there are a lot of flies and spiders. Bertone et al, CC BY

A RECENT STUDY called “Arthropods of the Great Indoors” sealed it for me: We are not alone.

A tale of three mosquitoes: how a warming world could spread disease

A tale of three mosquitoes: how a warming world could spread disease - CSIROscope

Plants eat sun, plants make giant cell. Simple. Or is it? :)

Welcome to the second installment in our four-part animated series on the digestive system. Today we're talking about starch - so let's start with some background. Almost all of our food comes eith.

Although the CSIRO is upbeat about using the CyHV-3 herpes virus to eradicate feral fish; this is an area that I will continue to read about with interest and a smidge more caution I suspect!

Although the CSIRO is upbeat about using the herpes virus to eradicate feral fish; this is an area that I will continue to read about with interest and a smidge more caution I suspect!

Ants, bees and wasps: the venomous Australians with a sting in their tails

Ants, bees and wasps: the venomous Australians with a sting in their tails - CSIROscope

https://blog.csiro.au/giving-you-the-shirts-off-our-back-sort-of/

https://blog.csiro.au/giving-you-the-shirts-off-our-back-sort-of/

Glowing fingerprints: CSIRO goes CSI

A new technique developed at Australia's CSIRO not only reveals fingerprints in cases when dusting won't, but makes them glow under UV light, enabling high resolution images to be easily captured for analysis.

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!

A Spanish cancer patient has received a printed sternum and rib implant thanks to a team of Spanish doctors, CSIRO's Lab and Anatomics in Australia.

Like the sound of these metal organic frameworks (MOFs) to deal with industrial waste and soil pollution. Tiny sponge-like crystal gems thanks to clever brains like CSIRO's Paolo Falcaro.

Super soakers: speedy crystal sponges to mop up industrial waste Posted: July 2015

Just how dim is the sunlight on Pluto, some three billion miles away? This artist's concept of the frosty surface of Pluto with Charon and our sun as backdrops illustrates that while sunlight is much weaker than it is here on Earth, it isn't as dark as you might expect. In fact, you could read a book on the surface of Pluto. Image credit NASA/Southwest Research Institute/Alex Parker

PLUTO AT HIGH NOON: “Just how dim is the sunlight on Pluto, some three billion miles away? This artist’s concept of the frosty surface of Pluto with Charon and our sun as backdrops illustrates that.

Southern right whale at the Head of Bight, South Australia.

Southern right whale at the Head of Bight, South Australia.

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New word “petrichor”, and it’s used to describe the distinct scent of rain in the air. Or, to be more precise, it’s the name of an oil that’s released from the earth into the air before rain begins to fall.

Sophie's letter asking for a dragon. Delivered via 3D printing! Gorgeous :)

Australian science agency CSIRO recently received this adorable letter. Proud to be an Aussie right now . love the CSIRO's response!

Another 3D printing success story for jet engine parts. One of the CSIRO's 3D-printed jet engines was featured at the International Air Show in Avalon; so cool!

Australia creates 'world first' jet engines. Manufacturing breakthrough that engineers expect will lead to cheaper, lighter and more fuel-efficient jets.