Latest Stories Tagged: Australia

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Researchers are developing a robot that they hope will one day provide home care for the elderly. They've enlisted the help of a Sydney performance artist to make the robot seem more human. Correspondent Phil Mercer has the story.

Global Politics

Geo Quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is South Australia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Lou Friedman, executive director of the Planetary Society about the Japanese Space Agency's mission Hayabusa.

Global Politics

Oil spill logistics

An oil well off the Louisiana coast is still leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico after it blew up last week. A similar incident occurred last year off the coast of Australia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Louisa Rebgetz of Australian Broadcasting.

Arts, Culture & Media

Ben Frost

We end today taking you on a musical voyage between two cities, two cities that are as almost as distant as you can get from each other. For Ben Frost, these would be his two homes of Melbourne, Australia and Reykjavik, Iceland.

Science, Tech & Environment

Ship perched precariously

The maritime authorities in Australia are trying to stabilize a coal carrier which has run aground near the Great Barrier Reef. The Chinese-registered ship is balanced precariously and the fear is that it could spill hundreds of tons of oil into the sea.