Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 13 September 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
Community and Public Sector Union spokeswoman Susan Tonks said: “It’s hard to understand why CSIRO announced these shock plans to cut jobs in Geelong – deep into the pandemic, during lockdown and with Christmas on the horizon – without any consultation with staff or their representatives.” Geelong Advertiser, 15 September 2021.
If reports are true that the CSIRO is closing down its Geelong Technology Precinct natural and artificial fibre research at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds campus, it’s a backwards step for the region and the nation, Corangamite MP Libby Coker said today – Libby Coker MP media release, 20 September 2021.
CSIRO has launched a project dubbed SpaceCows. It’s less a program to send cows into space and more a web of tracking tech that feeds data in from a range of sources, including GPS-tagged animals and Low Earth Orbit satellites. Data on the terrain and weather will also be fed into the system – Gizmodo, 13 September 2021.
A study from UNSW Sydney and CSIRO researchers has shown that a relatively new ocean temperature measuring program – the Argo system of profiling floats – can help tell us which climate modelling for the 21st century we should be paying attention to the most – Science Daily, 14 September 2021.
The Monash team, assisted by CSIRO, report in Nature Communications that using a glucose-based additive on the positive electrode they have managed to stabilise lithium-sulfur battery technology, long touted as the basis for the next generation of batteries – ChemEurope, 15 September 2021.