Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 20 September 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
A team of CSIRO scientists have taken a podium finish at the international “Robot Olympics”, despite not being able to travel to the United States to compete due to the pandemic… the Aussies also took some inspiration from popular ABC children’s show Bluey – Sydney Morning Herald 25 September 2021.
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Staff at the nation’s science agency working at Waurn Ponds face job cuts as the future of its carbon fibre research facility is yet to be decided. CSIRO Staff Association acting secretary Susan Tonks said management indicated a final decision about the future of the site was yet to be made – Geelong Advertiser, 24 September 2021.
There has been an apparent breakthrough in the global race to copy meat in the laboratory. An Israeli firm is claiming a world first by manufacturing 700 grams of pure chicken fat using 3D printing. Fake meat companies are spending many millions of dollars trying to replicate animal fats not just the flesh – Farm Weekly, 20 September 2021.
Australian Ethical has been announced as a strategic investor for technology investment fund Main Sequence’s second fund. The partnership would be built around using money as a force for good and would aim to help solve some of the greatest challenges in health, food, space, and industrial productivity through the creation, investment, and acceleration of deep tech companies – Money Management, 21 September 2021.
The APPEA said a four-year environmental study into onshore gas resource development in Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory has concluded that the resources can be developed safely – Pipeliner, 23 September 2021.