While solar power is clean and green, the great drawback for it has always been cost: it is more expensive than coal or gas-generated electricity. But could that finally be about to change?
Catalyst presenter and former astrophysicist, Dr Graham Phillips, gets his 'dream job' when he travels to Switzerland to check out what many regard as the most advanced scientific technology ever d
There's been a lot of talk about a nuclear future for Australia. But we already have an enormous nuclear reactor providing us with massive quantities of energy – the sun.
Space is once again 'the new frontier' – this time in finding a solution to the Earth's energy woes.
For two decades, the CSIRO's Research Vessel, The Southern Surveyor, has been helping Australian scientists learn more about the oceans surrounding our island nation.
This Catalyst special looks at various aspects of space exploration.
Many of us wonder if there is life elsewhere in the universe, if there are other Earths orbiting distant stars.
Future of the Moon
In vitro fertilisation - IVF - has helped many thousands of people realise their dream of having a baby.
Stem Cells in the Brain
The discovery of stem cells in the brain marks a potential breakthrough in understanding the process of ageing.
Stem Cells Repair
Storms on the sun have crashed satellites, computer systems and power grids here on Earth.
Catalyst's own surfing scientist, Ruben Meerman, heads to Queensland's Sunshine Coast to look at the science of the beach.
The Perfect Wave
With a spate of teen bashings, teen road death, and plain incomprehensible teen behaviour, many people are wondering about teenagers today.
In this double episode of Catalyst about ageing, we’ll ask, is it our livers, free radicals, or simply our body’s mistakes that age us, and in Part 2, we look at the race to find the ageing 'cure'.
Have you ever wanted to know what's in store for you? Travelling through time has been the subject of many great science fiction novels and movies. But, is time travel really possible?
How good are you at spotting a lie? We're lied to up to 100 times a day, yet research shows fewer than one in a 1000 people can reliably detect lies.
In May 2007, the Mayor of London laid down a gauntlet: 60% cuts in carbon emissions by 2025 – that's 25 years ahead of the UK's national target – 25 years ahead of anywhere else in the world.
A smart new technological innovation is making Port Hedland an extra $240 million a year.
Imagine exploring our planet's last great frontier, diving into the inky mysteries of uncharted depths, finding treasures and strange new life forms.
Can we trust science to keep our water safe to drink? Drought, increasing populations and shifting rainfall patterns are placing ever greater demands on our water supplies.
Shopping. We all do it – but beyond basic food and shelter, why do we buy? Dr Jonica Newby travels to the US to meet the scientists investigating the power of the shopping instinct.