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Title Catalyst: Mercury/Sci Fi
Published Australia : ABC, 2016
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Summary From Matt Damon's recent hit, The Martian, through to Interstellar, Gravity and long-running favourite, Star Trek, Hollywood is obsessed with science fiction. But how accurate is it, in terms of the science? Dr Graham grabs a bucket of popcorn and sits down with astrophysicist, Dr Katie Mack and physicist, Professor Lawrence Krauss to review Hollywood's treatment of science. Even the not-so-plausible cartoon series, The Jetsons, gets an affectionate mention.Australia has beautiful waterways and fishing them is one of our favourite pastimes. We have some of the worst levels of mercury worldwide in some of our hotspot areas and now, an exciting new invention might be able to help with the mercury problem
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2016-03-01 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Fish as food -- Contamination.
Mercury wastes -- Environmental aspects.
Science fiction films.
Science in motion pictures.
Space and time in motion pictures.
Fishes -- Mercury content.
Form Streaming video
Author Phillips, Graham, reporter
Apte, Simon, contributor
Chalker, Justin, contributor
Gifford, Mark, contributor
Jeggo, Martyn, contributor
Jones, Hugh, contributor
Krauss, Lawrence, contributor
Lisbona, Enzo, contributor
Macleod, Catriona, contributor
McKimm-Breschkin, Jenny, contributor
Milne, Todd, contributor
Nelson, Peter, contributor
Proud, Sarah, contributor
Thorne, Kip, contributor
Whitehead, Sam, contributor
Worthington, Max, contributor