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CSIRO: Federal government agency for scientific research in Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is an Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research.


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New York state has recorded more than 100,000 infections; funding boost to CSIRO.
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Geelong lab at heart of CSIRO's vaccine push gets a $230m boost

Government will spend $220m to upgrade the Geelong lab currently testing two vaccines for COVID-19, Science Minister Karen Andrews will announce Saturday.
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CSIRO tests potential COVID-19 vaccines

Australia's national science agency has joined the race to find a vaccine for the coronavirus, with testing on two potential candidates beginning in Victoria.
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Race to understand fire lessons as another 'significant' season looms

On CSIRO analysis of past fires, this season's incineration of about 2500 houses would have indicated the loss of as many as 150 lives.
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CSIRO to begin testing coronavirus vaccines within weeks

The CSIRO will start growing large batches of coronavirus on Friday in the race to create a vaccine for the deadly virus.
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Unprecedented Canberra hailstorm 'destroys years of CSIRO research'

Lengthy CSIRO projects have been destroyed after a hailstorm devastated Australia's capital, while other major cities in the nation's east mop up from their own wild weather.
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Multimillion-dollar offer from alleged Chinese agent for a prime spot in CSIRO

Brian Chen made an offer to invest in a biotech startup, but seemed particularly interested in the company's location in one of Australia's technology hubs.
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Deputy PM says Adani justified in demanding names of CSIRO scientists

The deputy prime minister says he understands why Adani sought the names of government scientists who reviewed a crucial plan for its Queensland coal mine.
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Adani demanded the names of CSIRO scientists reviewing its plans

Adani sought the names of scientists reviewing a plan for its Queensland coal mine because it feared the process might be 'hijacked by activists', emails show.
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Australia could play big role when astronauts head to Mars: CSIRO

If astronauts ever make it to Mars, Australia will be in the box seat to transmit mankind's next giant leap into the universe, the CSIRO says.
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Winter is coming for newly-named WA fly

A West Australian insect with a spiny crown that appears in winter has been named after an infamous Game of Thrones villain by a CSIRO entomologist.
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CSIRO maps outlook for Australia in 2060

The CSIRO has modelled two versions of Australia in 2060, one where economic, social and environmental challenges are tackled, and the other where they are not.
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