Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 6 September 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
CSIRO has today launched three new “missions” that will see more than $150 million invested in key research and development collaborations that will tackle Australia’s biggest agriculture and food challenges – Federal Government media release, 9 September 2021.
A small number of animals, particularly birds, can learn to mimic other animals – including humans. The Australian musk duck can now be added to these ranks: a paper in Philosophical Transactions B has shown that the ducks can imitate other bird sounds and human sounds – like doors slamming, and one truly Australian phrase uttered by their keepers – Cosmos. 6 September 2021.
A Curtin University research team will work to bring leading broadband fibre optic acoustic sensing technology to the Australian mining, oil and gas and environmental monitoring industries, offering, the university says, a more cost-effective and safer resource extraction process – International Mining, 8 September 2021.
The national audit office will probe the federal government’s flagship industry program, with an inquiry launched into the $140 million in contracts dished out to the delivery partners of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme – Innovation Aus, 6 September 2021.
Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has developed a novel and innovative process for turning inexpensive alloy waste into a high value wire product suitable for the additive manufacturing market.The team is the first in Australia to produce titanium wire this way – 3D Printing Progress, 8 September 2021.