Robots to ResQu our rainforests (2014)
Australia’s rare and precious rainforests, like the iconic Daintree, could have an unexpected aerial ally in the battle against weeds – autonomous helicopters.
Preparing for pandemic
Researchers from Australia, Singapore and the US are joining forces, through a A$20 million partnership, to help pre-empt and prepare […]
CSIRO sends bird flu test kits to Asia
CSIRO virologists have prepared and distributed reagent kits to South-East Asian countries as part of a UN Food and Agriculture […]
Vaccine for killer Hendra virus launched
Australian horse owners and the equine industry have received an important boost in their fight against the deadly Hendra virus […]
Some things are not welcome in Australia
An outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Australia would devastate our livestock industries, costing anywhere between A$7-16 billion. […]
CSIRO Medals 2007 – Research achievement – Dr Denis Anderson, Dr Paul De Barro and the CSIRO Bee Team
Denis Anderson and the CSIRO Bee Team (CSIRO Entomology). For raising awareness of the biosecurity threats to Australia’s pollination services and to the viability of key agricultural industries.
Malaria Vaccine (1998)
Between two and three million people are killed each year by malaria. A vaccine for this deadly disease has been developed and is now in its trial stage.
Dung Down Under (1972)
Selected species of dung beetles imported from Africa are being mass bred in Australia for release in cattle breeding areas. Early results indicate that they will prove an outstanding example of biological control.