Catalyst

August 2019
59:00

Season 20, Episode 7 (Staying Younger For Longer: Brain)

3.0 20 x
Dr Sarah McKay uncovers the revolutionary new science that promises to keep your brain healthy into old age - and uncovers the drugs that hope to defeat many of the diseases of ageing.
56:00

Season 20, Episode 6 (Staying Younger For Longer: Body)

3.0 55 x
Ian Henderson, the recently retired and much loved ABC newsreader, sets out on a quest to find the secret to ageing healthily, and along the way uncovers some amazing new science that could benefit us all.
July 2019
57:00

Season 19, Episode 4 (How To Build A Time Machine)

4.0 21 x
Catalyst examines the science of time travel. What do we need to be able to do or understand to construct a functioning time machine? Dr Graham Phillips showcases the scientists working on the cutting edge of discovery.
59:00

Season 19, Episode 3 (Feeding Australia (part 2) A Sustainable Future)

4.0 4 x
We're a nation with a big appetite and as the population moves towards 40 million it's only going to get bigger. Paul West, Professor Clare Collins and Dr Noby Leong reveal how technology is set to transform food production.
58:00

Season 19, Episode 2 (Feeding Australia (part 1) Foods Of Tomorrow)

3.0 9 x
In the first of a 2-part Catalyst special, Feeding Australia, chef Paul West reveals the key breakthroughs in science and technology that will shape what we might be eating in the coming decades.
58:00

Season 18, Episode 14 (Farmer Needs A Robot)

3.0 5 x
A group of pioneering scientists take their robots into the world of agriculture to see if they can help Aussie farmers tackle some of their biggest challenges. Will they change the way we've been farming for generations?
57:00

Season 18, Episode 9 (How To Exercise Better)

4.0 2 x
What kind of exercise should we be doing, how much do we need & how hard should push ourselves? To help us live happier healthier lives Dr Caroline West & Dr Shalin Naik uncover the latest sport science secrets from the AIS.
June 2019
59:00

Season 18, Episode 8 (Can We Save The Reef?)

4.0 4 x
Off Australia's northeast coast lies a wonder of the world; a living structure so big it can be seen from space. Professor Emma Johnston meets the intrepid scientists racing to understand & save the Great Barrier Reef.
1:01:00

Season 18, Episode 7 (Sit Back, Relax; The Dawn Of The Driverless Car)

3.0 2 x
The dream of the driverless car has quickly moved from the realm of science fiction. Semi-autonomous cars can park themselves, stay within the well-marked lines of a modern freeway, steer and brake to avoid unseen obstacles.
1:01:00

Season 18, Episode 6 (Death Dive: Into The Rings Of Saturn)

3.0 6 x
After a 20 year mission, space probe Cassini crashed into the surface of Saturn. Astronomer Associate Professor Alan Duffy was at Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking Station to bring you a blow-by-blow account of the action.
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