‘Born Again’ Soil (1989)
Many of Australia's soils are naturally acid, but others have been rendered acidic by agriculture. Treating these soils with lime in the traditional way improves only a shallow surface layer.
Just as the microwave oven has revolutionised the way many people approach cooking, microwave reactors are set to revolutionise the world of chemistry.
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.
Billions of dollars are spent each year around the world, monitoring and attempting to control one of the most complex problems of our industrial world - photochemical smog.
CSIRO Medals 1989 – Research Achievement – Wool Team
Murray Andrews, Dave Charlton, H.G. David, SAS Douglas (AWTA), JFP James, BH Mackay, RA Rottenbury, Bob Whan and Ken Whiteley […]
CSIRO Medals 1989 – Research Achievement – Sirofloc
Brian Bolto and team members, NJ Anderson, DR Dixon, LO Kolarik, AJ Priestley, WGC Raper and DE Weiss (CSIRO Chemicals […]
CSIRO Medals 1989 – Jim Peacock
Jim Peacock (CSIRO Plant Industry). For outstanding research leadership of the Division.
Fleecy Clean (1989)
In the world of high fashion, wool is uniquely prized for its versatility. It's a fabric for all seasons and all occasions. But without constant research and innovation, wool's pre-eminence in the fiercely competitive textile market would soon be eclipsed.