A collection of videos from our archives.
Sci-five: finalists in the BHP Science Prize (1984)
Sci-Five is a film about five very different young Australians who share an absorbing curiosity about the world. Each of the five has been a finalist in the BHP Science Prize and their projects provide a focus around which we explore their lives in more detail.
A fellow in the film unit (1965)
Mairaj Ali, a Colombo Plan Fellow, came to Australia in 1965 from the Karachi Marine Biological Research Station to study scientific film production. In this film he records his impressions of Melbourne and of the CSIRO Film Unit, where he spent most of his time.
Classifying by computer (1966)
Scientists have always wanted to classify things, to divide them up into meaningful groups. We all do this every day, when we speak about human races, or give names to the plants we grow in our gardens. But to do this efficiently needs years of experience, years of working with the things we want to classify.
Space Down Under (1989)
According to Dr Ken McCracken, much of the technology we have in our homes and offices has been driven by developments in space science. He believes Australia can and should be competing with the big "space players" overseas by using our ingenuity and innovation in specialised areas.
CSIRO Medals 1990 – Research Achievement – Dr Geoff Poulton & Dr Trevor Bird
Geoff Poulton and Trevor Bird (CSIRO Radiophysics). For developing the Western Australian spot beam antenna system for the AUSSAT-B (now […]
CSIRO Medals 2002 – Research achievement – Nanocomposites Team
Terry Turney and the Nanocomposites Team (CSIRO Materials Science). For leading Australian manufacturing industry into the nanotechnology age.
Visions for the future – Clever plastic wrap (1994)
Active Packaging – technology to ensure fresh produce reaches export markets in good condition.