October 2017

Season 18, Episode 9 (How To Exercise Better)

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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.

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

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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.
September 2017

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

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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.

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

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

Season 18, Episode 5 (Heartbeat: The Miracle Inside You)

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Heart surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp takes us into the amazing world of our hearts - revealing how they function, how can we look after them and shows us the latest science she uses to help fix them when they go wrong. #ABCcatalyst

Season 18, Episode 4 (Secrets Of The Dinosaur Crater)

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66 million years ago an asteroid hit the planet. Now an expedition is underway to drill 1500m into the crater it created - the Chicxulub asteroid impact crater, aiming to unearthing the secrets that killed the dinosaurs.
August 2017

Season 18, Episode 3 (Closing In: The Hunt For Alien Life)

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Will we soon find evidence of alien life? Scientists are currently in the throes of an unprecedented search for ET - and an answer to this long-pondered question may come sooner than you think. #ABCcatalyst

Season 18, Episode 2 (Can Seaweed Save The World?)

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Professor Tim Flannery investigates how seaweed is helping to save the world - from growing the foods of the future, helping save the reef and even combating climate change. #ABCcatalyst

Season 18, Episode 1 (Meet The Avatars)

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In the series return of Catalyst, Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen examines virtual reality & how it could transform the way we learn & travel. He also meets some of the most life-like avatars scientists are creating.
January 2017

January 30, 2017

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In this Catalyst special, Anja Taylor and Mark Horstman travel to opposite sides of the planet to investigate mega-fires: large uncontrollable fires that are on the rise globally. #EarthOnFire