A collection of videos from our archives.
The Computer “CSIRAC” (1965)
Think you’re an early adopter? CSIRAC was an automatic digital computer, the fifth computer of its kind ever built. It weighed 7,000 kg and had a RAM of 768 words.
CSIRO Medals 2003 – Research achievement – Dr Bill Barendse
Bill Barendse and the Molecular Genetics Group (CSIRO Livestock Industries). For significant contributions to the discovery and industrial application of […]
Challenge of the North: The Katherine Area (1960)
A scientific field survey of the natural resources of the Katherine-Darwin region of the Northern Territory was undertaken in 1946. This film shows how the area was divided into `land systems’ – regions with the same pattern of topography, soil types and vegetation – and why one particular land system, which became known as the `Tipperary’, was selected for intensive field study.
Testing Noise (2001)
In noisy environments, microphones are used to measure sounds levels. But who measures the microphones?
Soil Salinity in Australia (2001)
Increasing soil salinity in Australia is a serious land degradation issue. All over the country, salt is rising out of the ground and destroying our farms, homes and towns.
CSIRO Medals 1992 – Chairman’s Medal – Ezio Rizzardo
Ezio Rizzardo (CSIRO Chemicals and Polymers). For his contributions to polymer science and technology which has led to new materials […]
Project Aquarius (1984)
This film records the progress of a bushfire research study to test the effectiveness of large aircraft in controlling bushfires by bombing them with water and fire retardants.