Media Releases 2008
23 December 2008 - Helping Santa keep an eye on Donner and Blitzen - Santa will soon be using the Internet to see what reindeer near the North Pole in Sweden’s Lycksele Zoo are getting up to.
15 December 2008 - Security software licensed to Australian company - In an agreement announced today, sophisticated analysis technology jointly developed by CSIRO and Boeing has been licensed by CSIRO to Australian company Semantic Sciences to enable the development of software for intelligence analysis to protect Australia’s security.
2 December 2008 - CSIRO looks to the Petabyte Age - CSIROvision, CSIRO’s new ultra high resolution visualisation system, is a window to a near future world where such huge volumes of information are generated that science itself will change, according to Dr Alex Zelinsky, CSIRO Group Executive, Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies.
6 November 2008 - New ‘super sensors’ available soon - The first commercially manufactured versions of the CSIRO-designed environmental and industrial sensor platform, FLECK™, will be available in early 2009.
5 November 2008 - CSIRO's Tasmanian ICT Centre to be officially opened - The Hobart-based node of CSIRO’s Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Centre will be officially opened tomorrow.
24 September 2008 - CSIRO to help provide 'live' video of Mars mission - When the Americans eventually send a manned mission to Mars, the whole world will be able to watch ‘live’ television coverage of the event courtesy of CSIRO know-how.
22 September 2008 - CSIRO overseas rescue of 'Outback Joe' - In an ultra-modern take on a St Bernard bringing brandy to stranded skiers, tomorrow pilotless aircraft will drop water to someone 'lost' in the outback.
2 September 2008 - Reducing bottlenecks in emergency departments - The Australian e-Health Research Centre has shown that it is possible to accurately predict how many patients will present at hospital emergency departments, their expected medical needs and the number of hospital admissions.
31 July 2008 - E-Health Centre joins Open Health Tools Foundation - The Australian E-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) – a joint venture between CSIRO and the Queensland Government – has joined an international organisation devoted to improving patient and care provider access to reliable medical information.
30 July 2008 - CSIRO wireless responds to emergencies - CSIRO is developing new wireless technologies for locating, tracking, sensing and communicating in areas where global positioning systems (GPS) do not work.
21 July 2008 - A$20 million for ICT innovation in healthcare - CSIRO today welcomed the launch of the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) as a national venture, supported by A$20 million in funding from the Federal and Queensland governments.
2 July 2008 - ANSTO and CSIRO collaborate on medical research - CSIRO and ANSTO are to collaborate on developing radiopharmaceuticals which will ultimately help in the early diagnosis and treatment of diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's.
18 June 2008 - Advance towards early Alzheimer's diagnosis - An Australian research project has found a way to bring forward the detection of early stage Alzheimer’s disease by up to 18 months.
8 May 2008 - Neuroimaging researcher wins Australia-Harvard Fellowship - An international recognised expert in medical imaging, Dr Simon K. Warfield, has been awarded an Australia-Harvard Fellowship to travel to Australia to work closely with the biomedical imaging team at the Australian e-Health Research Centre on early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
13 March 2008 - Boeing’s Phantom Works arrives in Queensland - CSIRO welcomes the announcement by Boeing that the Australian headquarters of its advanced technologies research organisation, Phantom Works, will be located in Brisbane.
12 March 2008 - Boeing’s Phantom Works arrives in Australia - CSIRO welcomes Boeing’s announcement today that a branch of its advanced research and development organisation, Phantom Works, which specialises in aerospace solutions, will be established in Australia.
19 February 2008 - Put Trust in Your Pocket: CSIRO’s Trust Extension Device - CSIRO has developed a prototype portable device that will allow people to do business across the internet on any computer in a trusted manner.
14 December 2007 - ICT Plugs into Healthcare Delivery - Advances in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) for personal health care are playing a critical role in improving people's health and wellbeing.
14 December 2007 - Improved Australian Plant Pest Database to protect agriculture - An important tool for protecting Australia's precious natural environment and agricultural industries has been updated and improved.
10 December 2007 - US Corporation buys CSIRO ICT spinout (pdf) - CSIRO research is behind a Canberra-based ICT company purchased by US corporation General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. Mediaware International, leading developer of digital video processing software and systems, is a spinout from CSIRO research at Black Mountain.
28 November 2007 - Tiny third-eye cameras will let blind people "see" - The bionic eye is one step closer to reality, thanks in part to important research undertaken by a e-Health Research Centre researcher.
20 November 2007 - "World's fastest wireless" team wins top CSIRO award - The team of scientists who developed the world’s fastest, most spectrally-efficient wireless communications link has been awarded the highest accolade CSIRO can bestow on its scientists – the 2007 CSIRO Chairman’s Medal.
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