Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 19 July 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
The warm COVID-19 vaccine that the Indian Institute of Science developed has proven efficacy against all present COVID-9 variants of concern, a Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization or CSIRO, Australia showed – The Science Times, 18 July 2021.
After working on COVID-19 vaccines, Prof S S Vasan at CSIRO has received a grant for launching a new study in Australia to develop a faster way of screening existing drugs and advancing them for the treatment of the virus. In the past, he has researched the Ebola and Zika viruses too – SBS online, 18 July 2021.
Looking like the Eye of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, an ancient undersea volcano was slowly revealed by multibeam sonar 3,100 metres below our vessel, 280 kilometres southeast of Christmas Island. This was on day 12 of our voyage of exploration to Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories, aboard CSIRO’s dedicated ocean research vessel, the RV Investigator – The Conversation, 22 July 2021.
These plasma jets are one of the most mysterious and energetic features of galaxies. They travel at speeds close to the speed of light, and so the effects of Einstein’s theory of relativity become important – Qrius, 21 July 2021.
Marine scientist Dr Townsend and ecologist Dominique Potvin from the University of the Sunshine Coast studied nearly 900 preserved bird nest specimens collected between the years 1832 and 2018… The researchers found that more than 30 per cent of modern-day nests had manmade debris in them, but that was not always the case – ABC online, 20 July 2021.