Issue 286 – Science smorgasboard
Preventing mosquito-borne diseases
Australian summers and mosquitoes go together. But a La Niña year can increase the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
It’s automatic: digitising food safety compliance
Australia has an enviable reputation as a world-class food producer. Digital transformation of the country’s food supply chain will enable automated compliance. It will also provide deep analytics to enhance food safety and quality.
New science discovers coral seed banks
CSIRO scientists have found that corals store dormant 'seed banks' like forests do. This unexpected finding shows reefs can recover in surprising ways.
Worldwide trawling impact revealed
Hidden beneath the waves, the impact of bottom trawling is often talked about but rarely properly understood. A recent CSIRO-led study has quantified that impact on a worldwide scale.
Calculating the costs of net zero emissions
A new CSIRO report ‘Exploring climate risk in Australia’ asks what the financial implications might be if we delay the transition to net zero emissions.
Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and deep learning: what can they do for agriculture?
Artificial intelligence and its sub-branches machine learning and deep learning are making their way into agriculture and agribusiness. They're helping make decisions and predictions once never dreamed of.
Tracing the source of the Mataranka Springs
The Mataranka Springs Complex is a unique water resource in the Northern Territory. Recent CSIRO research has uncovered important new information about the sources of water for the Springs.