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  • Thursday 19th October 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Dr Karl joins Zan Rowe on ABC Triple J Science on Mornings

  • Thursday 19th October 2017
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Dr Karl joins Rhod Sharp on BBC Radio 5

  • Wednesday 25th October 2017
    9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Dr Karl joins Nicole Dyer on ABC Gold Coast

  • Wednesday 25th October 2017
    10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Dr Karl joins Paula Tapiolis on ABC Townsville


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Great Moments in Science

Science of war 2: spotting enemy guns using toilet-inspired technology

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Towards the middle of World War 1, an Australian physicist at the front was lifted off the toilet seat one too many times. In part 2 of this series, Dr Karl explains how sound ranging technology changed the course of the war.

Australian Geographic

Australian breakthroughs: the Bionic Ear

Dr Karl takes a look at how the Bionic Ear – developed with the help of Australian expertise – helps nearly 300,000 people worldwide hear again. HEARING LOSS IS a major disability. People have been working on this for centuries. Beethoven was totally deaf and would clench a pencil between his teeth and press it […]


Great Moments in Science

The gene that fights cancer

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Why are bigger animals such as elephants less likely to get cancer than small animals like mice — and humans? A protective gene called p53 may be the answer, says Dr Karl.

Great Moments in Science

Why did the US lose the height advantage?

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: People in the US used to be among the tallest in the world, but now that honour goes to the Dutch. Dr Karl gets to the bottom of the slide in height.