Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 29 November 2021. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
CSIRO’s new Resource Utilisation Facility is home to exciting new technology such as lunar test beds, remote control centres and dedicated instrumentation to test lunar simulants – all aimed to create ultra reliable equipment for the ultra environments encountered in space – 7NEWS, 4 December 2021.
A new variant of COVID-19 was flagged in South Africa on November 24. The B.1.1.529 variant (now known as the Omicron variant) includes a high number of mutations and might be able to evade the body’s immune system and be more transmissible – Gizmodo 6 December 2021
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Magnium Australia is looking to deploy innovations developed by the CSIRO that can support the production of high-quality critical minerals through the use of renewable energy, having signed an exclusive commercialisation agreement for its MagSonic technology – Renew Economy, 2 December 2021.
The newly launched $12 million Collaborative Intelligence (CINTEL) Future Science Platform, part of CSIRO’s Future Sciences Platforms portfolio, aims to research new and emerging technologies for Australia. The platform aims to move beyond machines replacing people or automating their jobs, and instead strives to create teams to maximise the benefits of human and machine intelligence – Technology Decisions, 3 December 2021.
CSIRO scientists found the amount of food consumed is the main dietary determinant of environmental impacts. The more food consumed, the higher the impact of the diet, regardless of whether it is a healthy or unhealthy diet – Queensland Country Life, 2 December 2021.