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  1. 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

  2. 15 February 2017 - Science Matters

    Supermassive black hole controls star birth

    A supermassive black hole 5.7 billion light years away is producing hundreds of stars every year by apparently regulating bursts of hot gases

  3. 21 December 2016 - Science Matters

    To infinity and beyond

    The past 18 months has seen incredible developments in our understanding of the universe. Here Pursuit revisits five of the biggest and previews what to expect.

  4. 25 October 2016 - Science Matters

    A big discovery in a tiny package

    Researchers have developed a way to radically miniaturise a MRI machine, using atomic-scale quantum computer technology, with potential for new drug treatments

  5. 23 September 2016 - Science Matters

    Classroom Antarctica

    A once-in-a-lifestime opportunity to visit Antarctica allowed two University of Melbourne PhD students to create classic physics experiements

  6. 1 April 2016 - Science Matters

    How Australian telescopes are ‘Capturing the Cosmos’

    A new planetarium show narrated by Geoffrey Rush highlights two new frontiers in Australian astrophysics

  7. 4 March 2016 - Science Matters

    A galaxy (very) far, far away

    Researchers using the Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered the most distant galaxy yet seen, at 13.4 billion light years away. And it’s a big one.

  8. 24 September 2015 - Sciences & Technology

    Chasing the secrets of the universe

    Particle physicist Dr Phillip Urquijo is leading a team of 600 scientists in a quest that could discover the next Higgs boson.