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  1. New Chief Defence Scientist appointed - 23 December, 2011

    DSTO's new Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, announced today the appointment of Dr Alexander Zelinsky as Chief Defence Scientist and head of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation.

  2. International experts on amphibious capability to speak at Pacific 2012 - 22 December, 2011

    HMAS  Choules

    DSTO has brought together a number of distinguished experts from the US, UK and Spain to discuss the technology and operational challenges in the amphibious domain as Australia embarks on a program of enhanced amphibious capability.

  3. Home grown scientists unlock the secret of speed - 20 December, 2011

    Dr Allan Paull (left) with Minister Warren Snowdon (middle) and Acting Deputy Chief Defence Scientist Simon Oldfield (right)

    Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, today congratulated an Australian-US research team on taking out a prestigious international award for their efforts in developing hypersonic flight technology.

  4. How to escape a sinking ship - 12 December, 2011

    Trial facility at HMAS Cerberus

    DSTO is helping the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) to improve crew survivability when things go wrong on naval vessels.

  5. DSTO, wind tunnels and the America's Cup - 5 December, 2011

    The first wind tunnel arrives at Fishermans Bend in 1941.

    Seventy years ago, DSTO commissioned one of the first wind tunnels in Australia at its Fishermans Bend site in Melbourne.

  6. Push-ups no match for combat - 29 November, 2011

    Artillery gunner from 1st Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery (1RGT) performs a box lift and place test

    DSTO researchers have found a better way to ensure our soldiers have the strength and endurance to perform in combat.

  7. Radar expert wins Science Achievement Award - 21 November, 2011

    L to R: Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon, Minister's Award for Achievement in Defence Science 2011 awardee Cheng Anderson, Secretary of the Department of Defence Duncan Lewis.

    World class innovation to shield Defence ships and aircraft from radar surveillance has earned a DSTO scientist a prestigious Australian award for achievement in defence science.

  8. DSTO scientist elected Fellow of ATSE - 3 November, 2011

    Dr Allan Paull, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

    Dr Allan Paull, Research Leader in Applied Hypersonics at DSTO Brisbane, has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

  9. $18.7 million for Tasmanian Defence facilities - 31 October, 2011

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon and the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, have welcomed Parliament approval of the $18.7 million upgrade to the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) facilities at Scottsdale, Tasmania.

  10. Researching a range of ration packs - 10 October, 2011

    The 'Combat Ration One Man' pack

    DSTO is researching the range of combat ration packs the Australian Defence Force (ADF) might need for the different environments in which troops operate.

  11. New Environment Simulation Centre to enhance soldier protection - 7 October, 2011

    The Hon. Warren Snowdon announces the opening of DSTO's new Environment Test Facility

    A new facility to test combat clothing will help to provide enhanced protection for Australian soldiers, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon announced today.

  12. Physical standards benchmarks to have multiple benefits - 7 October, 2011

    Dr Tim Doyle PhD (left) from Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) makes final adjustments to Aircraftman Cohen Thamís GPS and Heart Rate Monitor

    Establishing benchmarks for physical standards in military job categories will have a number of benefits, including reducing injury, DSTO Human Performance Scientist Dan Billing said.

  13. Radar imaging technology wins DSTO Eureka Prize - 2 September, 2011

    Professor Salim Bouzerdoum receives the 2011 DSTO Eureka Prize from Warren Snowdon, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel.

    Professor Salim Bouzerdoum from the University of Wollongong has been awarded the 2011 DSTO Eureka Prize for his work on radar imaging technology.

  14. Government invests $13 million in research and development for Defence - 24 August, 2011

    Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, today announced that innovative Australian research projects involving helicopters, objects in space, sonar analysis and solar energy had been selected to receive combined funding of $13 million.

  15. Australia and United Kingdom to share Defence research facilities - 22 July, 2011

    Minister for Defence Science & Personnel, Warren Snowdon

    Australia and the United Kingdom will share defence research facilities to enhance cooperation in science and technology and reduce operating costs, the Minister for Defence Science & Personnel, Warren Snowdon, announced today.

  16. DSTO establishes probity board - 29 June, 2011

    Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon

    Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, today announced that the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has established an independent probity board.

  17. Technology plugs in to future troop power system - 27 June, 2011

    The Flexible Energy Integrated Device uses a body mounted vibration energy harvesting unit (inset) and stores power in a world first flexible hybrid lithium battery. Main photograph courtesy Australian Defence Image Library.

    The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is helping advance an innovative power generation and harvesting system, as part of the Capability and Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program.

  18. DSTO to showcase successful CTD projects at D+I Conference - 21 June, 2011

    CTD Project

    Come to the DSTO stand at the D+I Conference (29-30 June, Adelaide) and learn how you can maximise the chances of getting your technology proposal accepted under the Capability & Technology Demonstrator (CTD) Program.

  19. Powering troop deployments from rubbish - 27 May, 2011

    Minister Snowdon attends briefings on the waste to energy concept at DSTO Melbourne

    The Minister for Defence Science & Personnel, Warren Snowdon, says the energy requirements for future troop deployments could be powered by rubbish.

  20. DSTO supports study into sustainable jet fuel - 26 May, 2011

    A study, supported by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, has found bio-derived jet fuel is a feasible future option for Australia.

    A study, supported by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, has found bio-derived jet fuel is a feasible future option for Australia.

  21. New Fulbright scholarship announced - 25 May, 2011

    L to R: Australian-American Fulbright Commission board member Colin Walters, US Ambassador to Australia Jeffrey Bleich, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon and Chief Defence Scientist Bob Clark.

    DSTO has joined the Australian American Fulbright Commission to establish the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon announced today.

  22. DSTO signs on for 2011 Eureka Prizes - 18 February, 2011

    DSTO is a sponsor for the 2011 Eureka Prizes

    DSTO is sponsoring a $10,000 prize for Outstanding Science in support of Defence and National Security as part of the Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.

  23. Investment Boost for Food Science Facility in Scottsdale - 14 February, 2011

    DSTO Scottsdale staff working on nutrition solutions for the Australian Defence Force

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, and the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney, announced today an $18.7 million project to redevelop the Defence Science & Technology Organisation nutrition research facility at Scottsdale.

  24. New food innovation centre on Defence menu card - 14 February, 2011

    Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon and DSTO nutrition scientist Chris Forbes-Ewan meet at the International Symposium on Defence Nutrition.

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon today foreshadowed a new partnership focused on establishing a joint Research Centre in Food Innovation.

  25. MAGIC winners receive their cheque - 31 January, 2011

    Team Michigan is presented with an oversized cheque for $US750,000.

    Team Michigan, the winner of the inaugural international robotics challenge MAGIC 2010, was today presented with its winning cheque of $US750,000.

  26. DSTO researcher recognised on Australia Day Honours list - 27 January, 2011

    Mr Bird pictured at DSTO Fishermans Bend today with a multi-purpose four-wheel drive Unimog vehicle

    Researcher Roy Bird was recognised for his work in improving conditions for ADF personnel operating in the field.

  27. Minister commends DSTO staff in Afghanistan - 25 January, 2011

    The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon meets with Commander Brett Sonter Commanding Officer of HMAS Stuart during a port visit in the Gulf.

    The Minister for Veterans\' Affairs and Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, today completed a visit to Afghanistan to meet with deployed members of the Australian Defence Force and staff from the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO).

  28. Defence Ministers visit Adelaide - 19 January, 2011

    DSTO Deputy Chief Scientist Dr Warren Harch, UK Secretary of State for Defence Dr Liam Fox, Defence Minister Stephen Smith and DSTO Chief Defence Scientist Professor Robert Clark at the signing of the DSTO visitors book

    The Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith, and the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, were today pleased to host the UK Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Liam Fox, on a visit to Defence facilities and defence industry in Adelaide.

  29. Sound way of detecting hidden aircraft flaws - 17 January, 2011

    DSTO researcher with sonic thermography apparatus

    Australia and its defence partners are developing a means to find defects in aircraft parts and structures by the use of a technique called sonic thermography, which discovers cracks invisible to the naked eye.

  30. Crowd behaviour analysis to understand the milling monster - 11 January, 2011

    Computer simulations show crowd behaviour

    DSTO is developing crowd behaviour modelling that improves on the complexity of situations simulated, and also provides a capability for making predictions of crowd motions, thus allowing for more effective intervention measures overall.