Selected CSIRO media mentions for the week commencing 23 May 2022. If you encounter a paywall, request a text version by emailing the article title here.
One of Australia’s leading science bodies says it should have been more vocal in its support for carbon capture and storage (CCS). Patrick Hartley, the lead of CSIRO’s hydrogen mission, says the organisation previously let the science of CCS “speak for itself”, which left the energy industry to fight the “noise” of its many critics – Federal Government Career, 27 May 2022.
Dr Raghu Sathyamurthy is the Biosecurity Research Director for the CSIRO’s Health and Biosecurity team, which forms the front line of the fight against invasive species. Just don’t mention cane toads. “They had nothing to do with CSIRO,” he rightly points out – Brisbane Times, 24 May 2022.
The Australian Academy of Science has elected 22 new Fellows this year in recognition of their contributions to science, with an equal number of men and women appointed for the first time – Innovation AUS, 26 May 2022.
‘Music therapy helps to calm people with dementia if they experience states of agitation,’ says Professor Felicity Baker, University of Melbourne. Felicity’s research shows that singing to people with dementia improves their symptoms. ‘This is amazing because dementia is a degenerative disease,’ she says – Australian Health Department, 26 May 2022.
Metso Outotec, a Finnish industrial machinery company, and CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have reportedly inked an exclusive cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, the SwirlFlow agitation technology will be delivered to the alumina and bauxite sector outside China – DEC research news, 23 May 2022.