Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 15 November 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
CSIRO has scored a five-year, multi-million dollar partnership with Google to work on national missions around clean energy and artificial intelligence. The partnership is a key element of Google’s $1 billion Digital Future Initiative, which will see the tech giant and CSIRO partnering to solve local and global issues – ESD News, 18 November 2021.
Estimates based on CSIRO data suggest that between 35 million and 90 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent could be stored annually through soil carbon sequestration – drawing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in the earth. With Australia currently emitting around 500 million tonnes of CO2 a year, it means that the ground beneath us is predicted to take up to 20% of the burden of reducing the country’s carbon load – Cosmos magazine, 19 November 2021.
CSIRO and Sydney deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations will offer local SMEs and researchers free training to commercialise their work into solutions for antimicrobial resistance, the emerging global public health threat where disease causing germs stop responding to medicine – InnovationAus, 17 November 2021.
An ancient undersea volcano has been revealed by multibeam sonar, 280 kilometres southeast of Christmas Island and 3,100 metres below the sea surface. The discovery by CSIRO’s dedicated ocean research vessel, the RV Investigator, is part of its mission to map the seafloor and survey sea life in these ancient and secluded seascapes – Hydro International, 17 November 2021.
A new study is investigating ways in which an app that takes photographs of young children’s teeth and allows remote screening by dental professionals might be used as an alternative method of dental care – University of Western Australia, 18 November 2021.