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Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 28, Radiation 101
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produced by Graham Phillips, fl. 1984-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 28 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 7 mins
This video focuses on determining safe levels of radiation. Radiation is around us in both natural and artificial forms including dangerous types of radiation in the form of alpha particles, and increased levels of cosmic radiation in planes, radon gas, and medical x-rays. To maintain a safe level of radiation we...
produced by Graham Phillips, fl. 1984-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 28 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 7 mins
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Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 30, Astronaut John Grunsfeld
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produced by Anja Taylor, fl. 2011 and Graham Phillips, fl. 1984-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 30 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 6 mins
Brief biographical sketch of John Grunsfeld, a NASA astronaut and scientist, as he describes his trips to the space station and discusses his training. Dr. Grunsfeld also talks about the Amazon deforestation, use of robotic space vehicles to explore space and planets, and space travel and tourism.
produced by Anja Taylor, fl. 2011 and Graham Phillips, fl. 1984-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 30 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 6 mins
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Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 10, Road Kill Rescue
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produced by Mark Horstman, fl. 2009-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 10 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 8 mins
Using mapping, GPS systems, and stuffed animals, research in Tasmania showed that humans needed to modify their driving behavior because of a large loss of animal life on the roadways. Experiment results demonstrated the correlation between the distance an animal was detected on the roadway, and the animal's fur b...
produced by Mark Horstman, fl. 2009-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 10 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 8 mins
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Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 11, Australian Nuclear Future
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produced by Mark Horstman, fl. 2009-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 11 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 5 mins
Discussion of the issues surrounding the lack of a nuclear industry in Australia such as: needing equipment to handle very large machinery to construct the plants, location to store the nuclear waste, and how Australian universities haven't taught nuclear engineering since the 1980s.
produced by Mark Horstman, fl. 2009-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 11 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 5 mins
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Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 24, Turbulence
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produced by Graham Phillips, fl. 1984-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 24 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 6 mins
This program shows a wind tunnel used for looking at turbulence and the amount of drag resistance of the surface of an airplane wing. Future research includes testing a variety of surfaces with textures developed from research with animal skin, and applying it to airplane wing surfaces.
produced by Graham Phillips, fl. 1984-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 24 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 6 mins
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Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 30:, Honey Bee Aerobatics
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produced by Mark Horstman, fl. 2009-2012 and Anja Taylor, fl. 2011, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 30: (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 5 mins
Through the use of self-controlled flight simulators, the flight patterns of the honey bee are simulated to study “optic flow”, and to study how the bees guide themselves through their environments to control their flight and locomotion. By imitating how honeybees see, engineers and researchers have made it...
produced by Mark Horstman, fl. 2009-2012 and Anja Taylor, fl. 2011, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 30: (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 5 mins
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Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 5, GM For Good
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produced by Graham Phillips, fl. 1984-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 5 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 6 mins
The history of GM Food research is reviewed, including what is being done now to improve the nutritional value of food. Genetic modification of food can be increased as shown by the example of the African food crop, cassawa. Research has shown that the mushroom and petunia can be used as potential gene sources f...
produced by Graham Phillips, fl. 1984-2012, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 5 (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 6 mins
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Four Corners, Four Corners: Who's Afraid of Nuclear Power
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produced by Lin Buckfield, in Four Corners (Australia: ABC Commercial, 2005), 46 mins
With coal being the source of 80 percent of the country's electricity, Australia is the world's second largest producer of greenhouse gases (per capita). Sweden, which has embraced nuclear energy for many years, produces virtually no greenhouse gases. Despite the stark contrast, the Australian people have long r...
produced by Lin Buckfield, in Four Corners (Australia: ABC Commercial, 2005), 46 mins
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The New Inventors, The New Inventors, Series 2, Episode 41
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directed by Stewart Burchmore, fl. 2005; presented by James O'Loghlin, 1966-; produced by Sophia Zachariou, fl. 2005, in The New Inventors (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2013), 27 mins
This documentary, directed by Stewart Burchmore, is about presenting three new inventions to a panel of judges and selecting a winner.
directed by Stewart Burchmore, fl. 2005; presented by James O'Loghlin, 1966-; produced by Sophia Zachariou, fl. 2005, in The New Inventors (Sydney, New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2013), 27 mins
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Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 23, Part 1, Optalert
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produced by Mark Horstman, fl. 2009-2012, ABC Commercial, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 23, Part 1 (New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 5 mins
Nearly one in every three deaths and injuries on the road are related to driver fatigue. Health and safety laws aim to reduce driver fatigue, but not the risk of what sleep scientists call drowsiness. Mark Horstman test drives an Australian first technology - smart glasses - designed to measure the velocity of a b...
produced by Mark Horstman, fl. 2009-2012, ABC Commercial, in Catalyst, Series 12, Episode 23, Part 1 (New South Wales: ABC Commercial, 2011), 5 mins
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