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Inkjet printer uses standard industrial paints, could revolutionise manufacturing of cars, planes and appliances
Contract Research Organisation : 28 December, 2014
UK-based research and development company TTP, has come up with an innovative new digital inkjet technology that is capable of printing with standard industrial paints. The TTP patented printhead design overcomes the limitations of existing inkjet printing processes, restricted by ink formulations and the use of closed chambers and narrow channels.
 
Plans to recycle rare earth metals using high temperature electrolysis
Contract Research Organisation : 23 February, 2014
Rare earth metals are important components in green energy products such as wind turbines and eco-cars. But the scarcity of these metals is worrying the EU. Among the technologies being investigated is high temperature electrolysis.
 
Japan-Switzerland announce publishing collaboration on open-access, advanced materials journal
Contract Research Organisation : 31 January, 2014
Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have signed a 5-year collaborative agreement to co-publish the open access journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (STAM).
 
Recycled plastic proves effective in killing drug-resistant fungi
Contract Research Organisation : 17 December, 2013
Researchers at Singapore's Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and California's IBM Research - Almaden (IBM) have discovered a new, potentially life-saving application for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is widely used to make plastic bottles.
 
Reversible shape-adaptive multi-layered polymer composite offered for licensing
Contract Research Organisation : 22 July, 2013
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel shape memory polymer (SMP) made from composite materials for use in morphing structures. NASA has developed prototypes and now seeks a partner to license the technology for commercial applications. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or non-exclusive basis and may include specific fields of use.
 
Understanding how friction works - what if the nanoworld slides?
Contract Research Organisation : 12 November, 2012
A study published by three SISSA researchers - in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) provides a new tool to better understand how sliding friction works in nanotribology, through colloidal crystals.
 
Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Research and Development.: UK Premiere of TATA PIXEL Concept Car
Contract Research Organisation : 10 April, 2011
On 28 March 2011, the University of Warwick
 
Golden window electrodes for organic solar cells
Contract Research Organisation : 07 April, 2011
Researchers at the University of Warwick have developed a gold plated window as the transparent electrode for organic solar cells. This innovation is set to be exploited by Molecular Solar Ltd, a Warwick spinout company dedicated to commercialising the discoveries of its academic founders in the area of organic solar cells.
 
Touch-controlled microscope from giant display
Contract Research Organisation : 07 April, 2011
Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) have in collaboration with the Finnish company Multitouch Ltd created a hand and finger gesture controlled microscope. The method is a combination of two technologies: web-based virtual microscopy and a giant-size multitouch display.
 
Norway
Contract Research Organisation : 04 April, 2011
The Research Council of Norway
 
The cracks are beginning to show - a profile of Bill Clegg
Contract Research Organisation : 03 April, 2011
Bill Clegg was promoted to a Professorship of Materials Science in October but what steps led to this achievement?
 
Dynamic Ensis invention improves box quality
Contract Research Organisation : 24 May, 2007
A new invention by Ensis that measures the stiffness of corrugated boxes will provide the paper packaging industry with the ability to improve the quality of their products, and help exporters reduce the risk of product damage through faulty boxes.
 
Explaining the methane mystery
Contract Research Organisation : 24 May, 2007
Scientists have explained why atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas methane have stabilised in recent years, but warn that increases could resume in the near future.
 
CSIRO builds smart farm
Contract Research Organisation : 23 May, 2007
CSIRO is working towards the 'Smart Farm' of the future with research focussing on Wireless Sensor Networks and their potential to transform the Australian agriculture industry.
 
General relativity survives gruelling pulsar test
Contract Research Organisation : 23 May, 2007
Astronomers have used a pair of pulsars orbiting each other, found with CSIRO
 
Aussie team makes landmark insulin discovery
Contract Research Organisation : 12 May, 2007
A team of CSIRO scientists has determined the molecular structure of the insulin receptor, the protein on the surface of cells that mediates the effects of insulin. This advance builds on many years of international research to understand how insulin functions in the body.
 
Climate change and the risk to water supply
Contract Research Organisation : 11 May, 2007
Science can assist the community to avoid rather than simply understand the potential negative effects of climate change, according to CSIRO Research Fellow, Dr Barrie Pittock
 
Nerve cell software keeps track of brain change
Contract Research Organisation : 10 May, 2007
Brain research will get a boost as CSIRO launches in the United States its HCA-Vision nerve cell analysis software at Neuroscience, the world's largest conference for brain researchers.
 
New research Cluster launched to seek solutions to elusive Hydrogen Economy
Contract Research Organisation : 09 May, 2007
A new $10.6 million research cluster aimed at leading Australia nearer to a sustainable hydrogen economy will be launched at CSIRO
 
New beef feed efficiency test a world first
Contract Research Organisation : 08 May, 2007
The world
 
New bio-agent for parasite control
Contract Research Organisation : 07 May, 2007
A new environmentally-friendly treatment to control the tiny parasitic worms which plague the livestock sector is set to become a commercial reality. Since 1997, CSIRO researchers and their partners at Sydney-based company, International Animal Health Products Pty Ltd, have worked to develop effective methods to grow and introduce the fungus, Duddingtonia flagrans, into stockfeed.
 
Waste not, want not
Contract Research Organisation : 07 May, 2007
Recovering low- and medium-grade waste heat from industrial processes potentially offers substantial energy savings, according to a recent review by the Energy Transformed Flagship, which also recommends using satellite technology to map the nation
 
Genomics builds marine know-how
Contract Research Organisation : 06 May, 2007
CSIRO
 
New CO2-capture technology has potential
Contract Research Organisation : 05 May, 2007
CSIRO
 
Air shower set to cut water use by 30 per cent
Contract Research Organisation : 04 May, 2007
As Australians become increasingly alert to the importance of using water wisely in the home, CSIRO researchers have found a way to use a third less water when you shower, by adding air.
 
Cool smelting option to help reduce global warming?
Contract Research Organisation : 03 May, 2007
Australian researchers are investigating a new way of making aluminium that could cut the energy required to produce the metal by up to 30 per cent. Aluminium is an energy-intensive industry, consuming as much as 15 per cent of Australia
 
Littlest ship an ocean science giant
Contract Research Organisation : 02 May, 2007
Australian climate scientists in Hobart and their international colleagues are celebrating the feats of a tiny New Zealand research vessel that is transforming the study of oceans and climate in the Southern Hemisphere.
 
When sea change meets climate change
Contract Research Organisation : 01 May, 2007
Scientists have called for the development of constructive national and international partnerships to underpin an increasingly concerted effort to manage climate change.
 
Every wanna-be rocker
Contract Research Organisation : 30 April, 2007
CSIRO has
 
Virtual map of the sheep genome, a world first
Contract Research Organisation : 29 April, 2007
In a world first, a team of international scientists led by CSIRO has constructed a virtual map of the genome of the sheep. The
 
Major Australian Alzheimer
Contract Research Organisation : 28 April, 2007
A major Australian study to better understand the devastating and deadly Alzheimer
 
CSIRO completes its insulin receptor research
Contract Research Organisation : 27 April, 2007
Dr Graeme Woodrow, Chief of CSIRO Molecular and Health Technologies, today made a statement regarding the project undertaken by CSIRO Molecular and Health Technologies to determine the structure of the insulin receptor.
 
Turning one man
Contract Research Organisation : 26 April, 2007
CSIRO has developed an innovative solution to two very different problems confronting two of the biggest industries in the remote community of King Island in the Bass Strait, by transforming waste cardboard into an abundant fuel source.
 
Insect pests to have a new foe
Contract Research Organisation : 25 April, 2007
A new method for designing insecticides could produce chemicals which are deadly to specific pests yet harmless to other species. A partnership between CSIRO and Australian Wool Innovation is on the way to discovering new environmentally-friendly insecticides. Safer insecticides targeting sheep blowflies and sheep body lice are being developed to save the wool industry millions of dollars in lost stock, while promoting a clean green image for wool.
 
Sustainable products, sustainable futures
Contract Research Organisation : 24 April, 2007
Information about the environmental impact of a range of industry materials is to be made available to the public via a new national database. The Australian Life Cycle Inventory database initiative, led by CSIRO, will allow users from government and industry to assess and compare products across a number of industries ranging from building to packaging materials, and to choose those likely to give the best performance relative to their environmental impact.
 
Research spotlight turns on Ningaloo region
Contract Research Organisation : 23 April, 2007
A new $12 million research collaboration was announced today for Western Australia's Ningaloo Reef Region. The Minister for Education, Science and Training and the Member for Curtin in WA, the Hon Julie Bishop, launched the Ningaloo Flagship Collaboration Fund Cluster today, at Murdoch University.
 
Increase in carbon dioxide emissions accelerating
Contract Research Organisation : 22 April, 2007
New research shows the rate of increase in carbon dioxide emissions more than doubled since the 1990s. According to the co-Chair of the Global Carbon Project, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research scientist Dr Mike Raupach, 7.9 billion tonnes of carbon were emitted into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and the rate of increase is accelerating.
 
Out-smarting hitch-hikers in timber
Contract Research Organisation : 21 April, 2007
Pests hitch-hiking in timber being traded internationally could be in for a rocky ride if delegates at a Post Harvest Timber Forum have their way. Delegates from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, China and the United States will gather to discuss ways to move timber around the world without threatening the biosecurity of importing countries.
 
Parkes gears up for another 45 years
Contract Research Organisation : 20 April, 2007
CSIRO
 
A vital step towards controlling Crown Rot
Contract Research Organisation : 19 April, 2007
By mapping the family tree of the fungus that causes
 
Found, the apple gene for red
Contract Research Organisation : 18 April, 2007
CSIRO researchers have located the gene that controls the colour of apples, a discovery that may lead to bright new apple varieties.
 
CSIRO demonstrates world
Contract Research Organisation : 17 April, 2007
CSIRO researchers will tomorrow demonstrate the fastest and most efficient wireless link ever achieved. The CSIRO ICT Centre today announced that it has achieved over six gigabits per second over a point to point wireless connection with the highest efficiency (2.4bits/s/Hz) ever achieved for such a system.
 
$8.5m funding boost for CSIRO biosecurity laboratory
Contract Research Organisation : 16 April, 2007
CSIRO
 
Elusive rust resistance genes located
Contract Research Organisation : 15 April, 2007
The discovery of a DNA marker for two key rust resistance genes is enabling plant breeders around the world to breed more effective rust resistant wheat varieties. The genes, Lr34 and Yr18 are inherited together and provide wheat plants with improved protection against leaf rust and stripe rust, two major diseases of wheat in Australia and worldwide.
 
Asian haze impacts on Australian rainfall
Contract Research Organisation : 14 April, 2007
Elevated particle emissions resulting from increased economic activity in Asia may have increased Australia
 
Extracting bioactives from agricultural and food processing streams
Contract Research Organisation : 13 April, 2007
Transforming products from agricultural and food processing streams into health-enhancing ingredients for use in a variety of foods and nutraceuticals is the aim of a new $7 million Flagship Collaboration Fund Cluster involving CSIRO
 
World authority praises new geology publication
Contract Research Organisation : 12 April, 2007
Dr Anthony J. Naldrett, the world
 
Maths a priority area for growth says CSIRO
Contract Research Organisation : 11 April, 2007
CSIRO welcomes the recommendations of a review of the state of the mathematical sciences in Australia which was released yesterday by a committee of the Australian Academy of Science.
 
HD Medical and CSIRO sign agreement for non-contact heart sensor
Contract Research Organisation : 10 April, 2007
CSIRO has announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Melbourne based bio-technology medical device company, HD Medical Group Limited, for commercial application of its non-contact sensor technology.
 
Ensis team helps rebuild after Boxing Day tsunami
Contract Research Organisation : 09 April, 2007
Scientists from Ensis are undertaking a project in Thailand to help reforest the small island of Pra Thong, which bore the brunt of the Boxing Day tsunami in 2004. The 75 square kilometre island, lying off Thailand
 
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