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  • CSIRO telepresence robots connect students with National Museum

    The National Museum in Canberra and CSIRO are trialling a virtual tour system using robots called B1 and B2. The robots, which contain telepresence technology, navigate the galleries of the Museum with a human staff member on hand to explain the exhibits.

    Written by Hamish Barwick21 March 13 12:13
  • Australian scientists in nanotechnology breakthrough

    Scientists at the CSIRO and RMIT University have discovered a new two-dimensional nano-material that could pave the way for the creation of even smaller computing devices that offer big improvements in processing speed.

    Written by Byron Connolly08 Jan. 13 11:57
  • Partnership to cut the cost of solar energy

    The CSIRO will lead an $87 million research initiative which aims to cut the cost of solar thermal power from 25 cents to 10 cents per kilowatt hour, the Federal government announced today.

    Written by Byron Connolly14 Dec. 12 16:15
  • Global ocean system hits 1 million observations

    Oceanographers announced today that a global observing system – based on drifting sensors that travel from the ocean’s surface to mid-depths – reached the milestone of 1 million ocean observations.

    Written by Byron Connolly12 Dec. 12 16:19
  • The rise of the machines

    Machine-to-machine communication is set to dominate Internet use but will create a huge number of data issues.

    Written by Brad Howarth04 Dec. 12 09:34
  • UPDATED: CSIRO job cuts “baffling”, says union boss

    CSIRO Staff Association president Dr Michael Borgas described the scientific agency’s decision to cut jobs within its wireless and network technology program as “baffling” and has urged management to rethink its position.

    Written by Byron Connolly29 Nov. 12 16:50
  • CSIRO sourcing hardware for Pawsey SKA supercomputing environment

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has announced that it will shortly move toward the procurement phase of its multi-stage petascale and real-time supercomputing Pawsey Centre project.

    Written by Tim Lohman18 May 11 09:53
  • BUDGET 2011: Global telescope bid receives $40m

    The Federal Government has invested $40.2 million over four years to continue Australia and New Zealand’s joint bid to host the global Square Kilometre Array project.

    Written by James Hutchinson10 May 11 20:52
  • CSIRO develops geospatial data network

    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in collaboration with AuScope have developed an open-access network of geospatial data and supporting infrastructure -- the Spatial Information Services Stack (SISS) -- for the exploration of Australia’s geology.

    Written by Chloe Herrick02 May 11 15:21
  • Tasmanian ICT centre gains $50 million funding

    The Federal Government has committed $20 million to the Tasmanian ICT Centre, forming part of a $50 commitment that will ensure the centre’s survival for five years and introduce further research into broadband-based applications.

    Written by Computerworld Staff02 May 11 08:40
  • Wireless smartphones essential to e-health: CSIRO

    While e-health has to date largely focused on doctor-patient videoconferencing over fibre networks, wireless-enabled smartphones could soon grow to become the health service delivery platform of choice for many Australians, according to the CSIRO.

    Written by Tim Lohman17 Feb. 11 16:49
  • Cloud computing self-regulation needed: Analyst

    Self-regulation would lead to a more trustworthy, local Cloud provider industry and avoid contractual hassles, according to an analyst firm.

    Written by Hamish Barwick17 Feb. 11 10:46