Snapshot Issue06.16

01 Customers

Screenshot from the Australia 2030 report

Getting the science of business right

Australia is entering a period of significant change across national and global markets, and we know innovation will be key to our future success. But what does that actually look like, both for our established industries and for our emerging new companies and industries? Our CSIRO Futures team has unveiled four plausible and divergent scenarios in their new Australia 2030 report. It provides incisive analysis and guidance for leaders and decision-makers. How will our predictions impact your industry?

02 Research

Milk being poured from a jug

Dangers of ditching dairy

One in six Aussies are risking osteoporosis and other calcium-deficiency related illnesses by cutting dairy out of their diet without talking to a doctor first. The results of our latest study into the dietary habits of Australians are especially worrying for women, who are at higher risk of osteoporosis later in life. Three quarters of the respondents said they had cut out dairy to manage symptoms like bloating, cramps or wind - but hadn't had a doctor check them out. What ditching dairy without medical guidance could mean for you

The ASKAP telescopes at night

World-first image of the cosmos

Teamwork has always been a powerful tool in science, not so much in photography. But when you consider the stargazing abilities of 36 identical antennas, each 12 metres in diameter, unified to form our Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (or ASKAP, for short), it's little surprise the photos it delivers are world firsts. Last month astronomers were thrilled to reveal an image of the cosmos with the most number of ‘beams’ ever produced with a radio telescope to date, trained to the one patch of sky. See the first image, showing more than 1300 galaxies in one shot

03 Discoveries

Text: Using eyes to detect mental health disorders over image of eye

04 People

Dr Minh Nguyen on a boat in Vietnam

Enter the Dragon (Institute)

The Dragon Institute in Vietnam leads the region in climate adaptation research and development. While racing the clock to tackle climate change impacts like drought and salinity on the Mekong Delta – the foodbowl for millions of people – the Dragon has picked up a bit of Aussie gold. CSIRO researcher Dr Minh Nguyen was recently recognised by the Institute for his outstanding contribution to making a practical difference to the local economy and environment. In particular, he loved putting a Rainwater Harvesting Guidebook into the community's hands to improve capture and storage of rainwater. See where it all began for Minh and the impact he's made

JOBS

Mobile health into practice

We’re looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work with our world-renown Health and Biosecurity team on how to leverage mobile health platforms to develop new care models for clinical practice. You’ll be part of the team that is seeking to translate the outputs of research into clinical practice for the benefit of the community and healthcare delivery in Australia and worldwide.

Pipe dreams

If you hear ABS and think Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (rigid black plastic pipe used for drain/waste/vent lines) not Australian Bureau of Statistics, this may be the job for you. The Australian Animal Health Laboratory at Geelong is looking for a refrigeration or plumbing tradesperson with a strong background in mechanical fitting to provide day to day support as well as an out-of-hours 'on call' roster to give 24/7 emergency response for the site.

05 Participate

Three people having a discussion

Connecting students with start-ups

Our digital expertise and network of entrepreneurs have been brought together to create an innovative new platform to connect graduates with experience in start-ups around Australia. Ribit is a free online platform for students and start-ups to find each other, launched by our digital business, Data61. Last month we hosted an event to showcase the phenomenal growth in the Fintech sector, just one of the emerging industries plugged into Ribit. Students and start-ups: Can we introduce you?

Cartoon of man with jet pack

The science fact behind the science fiction

When today’s primary school students grow up, most of them will have jobs that don’t exist right now. They’ll be using technologies that haven’t been invented to solve things that we don’t know are problems. 'Imagining the future' is the latest kids book from our publishing team - and a sneak peek at what might be in store by the time our kids finish school. It might even inspire them to fill in the blanks to bring these dreams into reality. From invisibility, to time travel, to living on Mars, be surprised at what's nearly possible

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