Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 16 August 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
CSIRO’s head of Health and Biosecurity department Dr Rob Grenfell addresses concerns about the ‘fast’ production of the COVIS-19 vaccines. Dr Grenfell, a pandemic expert, answered the question and common concern: How do we know vaccines are safe when the production has been rushed? – Ararat Advertiser, 17 August 2021.
Like a scene from a science-fiction film, a drone makes its way through an inhospitable environment. But this isn’t science fiction — this is happening in regional Queensland. Technology developed by the CSIRO means areas of mines can now be mapped and inspected without putting people in dangerous situations – ABC Online, 14 August 2021.
The Chief Executive of CSIRO stated that CCU technologies can help transition Australia towards a lower emissions future while creating economic growth. He noted that no single technology will take the nation to net-zero – the scale of our challenge in adapting to climate change and decarbonising Australian industries requires us to draw on every available tool – OpenGov Asia, 16 August 2021.
A year five student with a keen interest in sealife has become a published author of a scientific paper published by the CSIRO. With the help of his father, he researched the relationship between WA octopuses and a brown-spotted fish that was always lurking nearby – ABC online, 16 August 2021.
MORE than $19 million has been poured into the plant-based protein company V2food via a fund launched by Australia’s national science agency the CSIRO… In providing answers to questions on notice at budget estimates hearing in June from Queensland Senator Matt Canavan, CSIRO explained that the Innovation Fund, now known as Main Sequence, is a venture capital fund that invests in early-stage technologies – Queensland Country Life, 17 August 2021.