Six-legged miners strike gold

10 December 2012

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Termites and ants are stockpiling gold in their mounds, new CSIRO research has found.

Australia‚Äôs smallest and most numerous mining prospectors can show us where new gold deposits are. [click to continue…]

New genus of bugs discovered at WA alumina refinery

Previously unknown species of naturally-occurring bacteria have the potential to save the alumina and aluminium industries millions of dollars while helping to reduce their impact on the environment, microbiologist Naomi McSweeney has found in a collaborative project between Alcoa of Australia, CSIRO and the University of Western Australia. [click to continue…]