Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 4 October 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
The award nominees, known as FutureFeed, are a team of scientists from the CSIRO and James Cook University in Townsville who are working in collaboration with Meat and Livestock Australia – ABC Online, 5 October 2021.
A popular diet that is proven to work is paying everyday Australians to lose weight. The CSIRO Total Wellbeing diet offers a cashback incentive, giving members who’ve stayed on track and completed the course a full $199 refund – 7 news, 6 October 2021.
Glencore has highlighted the safety benefits of its autonomous longwall technology at the Oaky Creek underground metallurgical coal mine in Queensland. Developed by the CSIRO’s Centre for Advanced Technologies, the underground longwall uses first-of-its-kind ExScan technology enabling the operation to be fully automated – Australian Mining, 4 October 2021.
Barton Gold is collaborating with CSIRO to trial innovative ore detection in the field where geochemical sample analysis will be completed within eight hours – Business News, 7 October 2021.
Infecting dengue-carrying mosquitoes with a strain of naturally occurring bacteria can drastically reduce their numbers, new Australian research has found. In a trial in three north Queensland communities, researchers dramatically suppressed the populations of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which spreads dengue fever, Zika, chikungunya and other viruses – Guardian Australia, 5 October 2021.