RTE One 8.30PM, Monday, October 27, 2014
The Science Squad is back!! In the first episode, Aoibhinn travels to Uganda to find out about an Irish-led water purification project which could save the lives of millions, Kathriona gets up close and personal with a deadly parasite that poses a serious threat to Irish farms, and Jonathan takes to the seas to hang out with the Irish Navy!
A View From Above...
What Lies Beneath...
Weird Science - Magnetic Flip?
Saving Lives With Sunlight
RTE One 8.30PM, Monday, November 03, 2014
Pre-eclampsia is the leading cause of maternal death in Europe and is responsible for more than half a million infant deaths worldwide. Kathriona meets the Cork researchers who have developed the world’s first predictive test for the condition and talks to the expectant mothers who are critical to the ongoing research. Meanwhile, Jonathan gets to grips with a new robotic milking system for dairy farms, and Aoibhinn investigates what happens to our old TV screens…
Innovative Recycling Technologies
Weird Science - Made of the Stars
RTE One 8.30PM, Monday, November 10, 2014
Kathriona checks in with the technological wonderkids of CoderDojo who are celebrating “all things cool”, Aoibhinn finds out about a radical new way to treat potentially fatal aneurysms which dramatically reduces the complications involved in open heart surgery, and Jonathan is imagining life on Mars – a prospect which could be a reality much sooner than you’d think! Meanwhile in Weird Science, Fergus investigates the so-called “Pregnancy Paradox”…
Life on Mars
Coderdojo Coolest Projects Awards
Weird Science - Pregnancy Paradox
EVAR - Surgical Innovation
RTE One 8.30PM, Monday, November 17, 2014
Aoibhinn investigates an ingenious and horse-friendly Irish innovation that’s being embraced by horse breeders around the world, Jonathan looks into how new technologies could solve our imminent data storage crisis, and Kathriona finds out the latest on Global climate modelling.
Lighting up Horse Breeding
Video killed the Internet
Weird Science - Cold Wars and Copper Wires
RTE One 8.30PM, Monday, November 24, 2014
Kathriona looks at the phenomenal developments in stem cell research in Galway and finds out how researchers can now re-programme adult stem cells backwards to enable them to act like embryonic stem cells, Aoibhinn is in Cork to find out about a new light and compact portable Xray system that is set to replace technology that has barely changed in the last hundred years, and Jonathan goes on a first date with a robot!
Date with a Robot
RTE One 8.30PM, Monday, December 01, 2014
Aoibhinn puts on her beekeeper’s hat to see what science is doing to protect our endangered bee population, Jonathan investigates a little-known genetic disorder that affects over 400,000 people in Ireland, and Kathriona finds out how her gut bacteria compares to the elite athletes of the Irish rugby team!