Marine researcher Sheridan Rabbitt reveals the role seagrass plays in an ecosystem, demonstrates how researchers study the health of seagrass beds, and explains why the underwater meadows are important to humans on land.
Bionic technology is focused on making peoples' lives better, and finding new ways to let people disabled people experience the world just like everyone else. Find out how much of the human body can now be replaced with bionic parts.
Physical preparation coach James Karageorgiou explains how athletes at the Victorian Institute of Sport use temperaturebased hydrotherapy, hotwater immersion and massage to minimise and manage fatigue.
Everyone has different tastes in music so it's hard to narrow down one genre as the most influential, but scientists have attempted to do that by analysing US music charts from 1960 to 2010. During that time, they've determined that no other genre of music has been as influential as hiphop in changing the landscape of music and impacting all sorts of artists. Hear more about their findings and meet some hiphop fans who explain why the music means so much to them.
It's unbelievable how much food developed countries waste every single year, but some places are looking into ways to discourage it from happening any further. Find out more about why food waste is such a troubling trend and the ways you and others can make sure you're not becoming part of the problem.
It started as a simple homework assignment and soon transformed into an exciting school trip to China! Hear the story from Connor and Lucy as they show us what they saw and learned as guests of the Chinese government on their trip to China.
What does it take to become an Australian citizen And what does it mean to be a citizen of two different countries Find out all about the process and a controversial new position that could leave some Aussies without a right to citizenship after a crime is committed.
After a school trip to Zambia, Chloe is excited to have us tag along as those same students from Zambia come to visit her and her friends in Australia. Through the two trips, they learn about each other's cultures, foods and animals and discuss important topics like conservation.
Using excerpts from letters, hear from some of the soldiers that served at the Landing at Gallipoli to get a better understanding of what it was like to be part of this historical battle. Marking the beginning of Australia's involvement in World War I, the Landing at Gallipoli began on April 25, the day now set aside for remembrance and reflection that we call Anzac Day.
Find out about the history of radio and how it has adapted through the years as technology has advanced. Then, hear from some student broadcasters that share their thoughts on the future of radio in a changing world.
The Australian accent is one of the most recognisable in the world but, even among Australians, there are some variations in how it sounds depending on who you're speaking to. Why the variations in accent and could outside factors influence the way the accent evolves in the future
What's life like in Arnhem Land In a lot of ways, it's the same as life anywhere else and as we meet some students from the area, we see that they like to have fun and hang out with friends just like us. But every culture is different and the people of Arnhem Land place a great emphasis on traditions and the stories of their ancestors. Get to know them and discover the things that we share in common and some things that make them unique.
Did you know that waves in the ocean can be used to generate electricity The energy produced by waves can be harnessed using some called the wave energy generator. It's a pretty handy invention but there are a few reasons why it may now enjoy widespread use anytime soon.
Chris is here to share more information about sweat then we ever wanted to know. He is also conducting an experiment at Loughborough University, to find out where our bodies sweat the most, and which sweat is the smelliest. First, Chris dons a scientific sweatcollecting vest over a bin bag. Jogging on a treadmill in a heated room, monitored by sweat expert Professor George Havenith, Chris winds up donating two litres of his hardwon drops. The analysis of our drenched doctor is surprising. Now he
Chris volunteers to be a blood donor, so he becomes a leech's lunch! While this bloodsucker is gorging on his arm, our good doctor credits this creature with lifesaving properties. Its saliva is a potent blood thinner, so if a person's fingertip were chopped off, you could reattach it by strategically affixing a leech to get the blood flowing. Chris introduces us to Carl PetersBond, who's a 'leechbreeding king'. He houses 30,000 of the marvellous medical wrigglers, and we get to see a spongelike
We are going on safari through Chris' nose and down his throat to witness what goes on with our voice box when we make a sound. So with a special, tiny, medical camera, the nasendoscope, it's through the nose and past the tongue, look out larynx, here it comes! Xand explains that air forced up your windpipe from the lungs is what makes sound come out. When it passes through the two flaps that comprise your vocal cords, the speed these flaps vibrate at determines whether your voice sounds high or
On the top floor of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Chris meets Dr Robert Harrison. He and his team make antivenin medicine to save people in Africa who've been bitten by poisonous snakes. Paul Rowley, expert snake handler, is here too, and physically 'milks' a small but deadly snake, the Nigerian sawscaled viper, right in front of Chris. The venom that drips from its fangs will save lives in West Africa, where 36,000 die each year from deadly snake bites. For instance, one bite from
Dr Chis visits a town centre to engage passersby in a game to test reflexes (a trick he just learnt from Dr Xand) by simply using a lolly on a table. When Dr Chris commands Go!, certain physical laws allow him to win handsdown, every time!
Catapults where a staple in medieval warfare, but did you know that they're also a great way to explore how energy is stored and released Junior Scientist Alexi builds his very own to find out how it propels it's cargo through the sky.
Noone wants to be stuck at school on their birthday but some schools have penalised parents that allow their children to skip. Several kids give their opinion on whether or not it's okay to stay home and celebrate on your birthday and what constitutes a good enough reason to be absent from class.
As the population of Australia continues to increase, we examine some of the trends that are leading to this growth, some economic concerns people have about this progress and what the future of Australia might look like.
Reluctant Kellyn takes a nighttime tour of Boggo Road Gaol, one of Brisbane's oldest prisons, with guide David. Then they go to the cells, and learn the story of a frequent prison guard ghost sighting. We hear of the apparition of a certain escaped prisoner, as well as the ghost of one longgone inmate's pet cat who visits nightly.
Some love the highs and lows that come with an intense rollercoaster ride. Other prefer to keep their feet well and truly planted on the ground. But why is that Dr Rob heads out to Dreamworld with rollercoaster academic Malcolm Burt, to find out.
Dr Chris sends Xand to the university of Bradford to test their snappy new lie detector. Professor Hassan Ugail first asks Xand a series of questions with agreedupon true answers. Now, having set up a picture of Xand's honest profile, the professor questions away whilst Xand answers honestly or otherwise. The conclusion and revelations are fascinating!
Dr Xand visits 12yearold Matthew and gets to witness a lifechanging operation. See the surgeon wire Matthew for a cochlear implant. After a brief healing period, our patient is hopefully ready to receive sound signals. In a meeting with his parents and specialists, the ecstatic lad gets to hear his first words his name spoken by his father!
Nudibranches are some of the most colourful creatures in the sea, but if you were to eat one of them you'd be in a lot of trouble. That's because, as Anne Winters from the University of Queensland explains, these little sea slugs are chockfull of deadly toxins!
Digital images can taken by using a satellite that orbits the earth. The satellite is equipped with a series of mirrors and detectors that take pictures of different strips. Scientist piece them together to show digital images.