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  1. 24 March 2017 - Under the Microscope

    Taking the sludge out of wastewater

    Finding better ways to separate liquids from solids when treating wastewater means the costs of sanitation can be reduced, making it globally available.

  2. 24 March 2017 - Science Matters

    The physics that stops a bullet also makes your car more fuel efficient

    Knowing the physics of resistance helps engineers design faster cars and bikes, and explains why Todd Sampson survives being shot underwater in Life on the Line

  3. 21 March 2017 - Animals, Food & You

    Save our soils: Why dirt matters

    Soil health is vital for human nutrition and the environment, but we manage it poorly; around two thirds of Australian agricultural land has unhealthy soil.

  4. 16 March 2017 - Science Matters

    Lizards keep it local when it comes to colour change

    Bearded dragons are better at adapting to colours in their local environment than unfamiliar colours, but they will still have a go at finding a new one.

  5. 14 March 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Is digital connectivity threatening your privacy?

    Changes to online behaviour and the law are needed to ensure we reap the benefits of technological innovation without threatening our privacy.

  6. Podcast10 March 2017 - Up Close

    Genetic Snip and Snap

    Molecular biologist Jacob Corn on the benefits and ethical challenges of CRISPR gene editing technology, covering human health and food security.

  7. 7 March 2017 - Science Matters

    You snooze you lose in Victoria’s electricity market

    A deregulated, competitive electricity market is great for consumers prepared to work to get the best deals, but hurts those who can least afford it

  8. 5 March 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    iVote West Australia: Who voted for you?

    Voters casting online ballots must be able to trust the process. In a world where hackers have been accused of meddling in elections, iVote is not the answer.

  9. 3 March 2017 - Engineering & Technology

    Fragrance Fallout

    Fragrances are put in all sorts of products but the chemicals that make our air smell sweet are making about a third of us feel sick, according to research

  10. 19 February 2017 - Science Matters

    Finding quinoa’s sweet spot to feed the world

    The sequencing of the quinoa genome has created an opportunity to breed a quinoa plant that isn't just a superfood, but a sustainable super crop.