Marine researcher Sheridan Rabbitt reveals the role seagrass plays in an ecosystem, demonstrates how researchers study the health of seagrass beds, and explains why the underwater meadows are important to humans on land.
Rowing coach Bill Tait reveals some of the technology the Victorian Institute of Sport is using to monitor the performance of rowers, including a GPS, rowing computer, biomechanics box, heart rate monitor and a camera.
Erinn Fagan-Jeffries explains how she is identifying the kinds of wasps that successfully lay their eggs in caterpillars, which hatch and eat their hosts, to find species to help eradicate crop-destroying pests.
Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for the first time an "intimate relationship between [spoken] vocabulary and reading ability".
Bionic technology is focused on making peoples' lives better, and finding new ways to let people disabled people experience the world just like everyone else. Find out how much of the human body can now be replaced with bionic parts.
Following the announcement that Coles and Woolworths will be phasing out single-use plastic bags, Mornington Peninsular schoolgirl Meg explains why such plastics are bad for the environment and how she has campaigned to stop shops using them.
Physical preparation coach James Karageorgiou explains how athletes at the Victorian Institute of Sport use temperaturebased hydrotherapy, hotwater immersion and massage to minimise and manage fatigue.
Everyone has different tastes in music so it's hard to narrow down one genre as the most influential, but scientists have attempted to do that by analysing US music charts from 1960 to 2010. During that time, they've determined that no other genre of music has been as influential as hiphop in changing the landscape of music and impacting all sorts of artists. Hear more about their findings and meet some hiphop fans who explain why the music means so much to them.