Archive of past webcasts - Science and technology

Introducing... genetics

Emma Whitelaw introduces the world of the gene and demystifies the science behind controversial issues like stem cell research, designer babies and the human genome.

Emma WhitelawSpeaker:  Emma Whitelaw
Duration:  1 hr 5:34 minutes
Date:  4 July 2007
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Introducing... the future

Futurist Tony Stevenson discusses our complex relationship with the future and how even just thinking about it can bring about change and a different world for our children and future generations.

Introducing the futureSpeaker:  Tony Stevenson
Duration:  59:13 minutes
Date:  10 October 2007
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Introducing...extreme weather

Ian Townsend introduces the social and political side of extreme weather phenomenon through the context of one of Australia's deadliest natural disasters.

Extreme weatherSpeaker:  Ian Townsend
Duration:  1hr 4:09 minutes
Date:  26 March 2007
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Bill Bowtell revisits Australia's successes in containing HIV/AIDS and introduces the idea of a renewed threat on our doorstep which could destabilise the Asia-Pacific region.

Bill BowtellSpeaker:  Bill Bowtell
Duration:  59:18 minutes
Date:  8 August 2007
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