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Science With Sarah Lau: Batteries, Bodily Fluids and the Bottom of the Ocean

Thursday 13th July / presented by Caitlin Nienaber

Here to open our eyes and expand our minds, RTRFM’s resident science expert Sarah Lau joined Breakfast with Caitlin in the early morning to chat about the week in scientific breakthroughs around the world.

This week’s voyage of discovery started off with the recent pledge made by US billionaire and Tesla boss Elon Musk to build the world’s largest lithium ion battery in South Australia in only 100 days, and how this project makes a significant statement about the future of renewable energy. They then took a quick bathroom break to learn about studies that show how the meningitis vaccine may lower the risk of gonorrhoea. And lastly they took a dip into the sea to find out why coral species in the deep, dark sea fluoresce if they don’t have to protect themselves from sunlight.

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