Catalyst

July 2019
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Season 19, Episode 3 (Feeding Australia (part 2) A Sustainable Future)

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

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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.
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Season 18, Episode 14 (Farmer Needs A Robot)

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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?
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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.
June 2019
59:00

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.
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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.
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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. 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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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
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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.
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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
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