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How our brain perceives and interprets the spoken word
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How our brain perceives and interprets the spoken word

Clip from Operation Ouch!
To demonstrate our perception of the spoken word, the doctors play a trick on us. What follows is the revelation that when we hear a sound, we tend to read lips. This goes to ...

To demonstrate our perception of the spoken word, the doctors play a trick on us. What follows is the revelation that when we hear a sound, we tend to read lips. This goes to show the dominance of vision over all the other senses.

Robots provide a helping hand
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Robots provide a helping hand

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Robots are designed to make our lives easier and that's exactly what junior scientist Sarsha wants to do with her robotic arm, which aims to help stroke victims with their ...

Robots are designed to make our lives easier and that's exactly what junior scientist Sarsha wants to do with her robotic arm, which aims to help stroke victims with their rehabilitation

Monkey see, monkey do
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Monkey see, monkey do

Clip from Finding Stuff Out
Harrison explains why younger siblings imitate their older brothers and sisters.

Harrison explains why younger siblings imitate their older brothers and sisters.

Hot air rises and so do balloons
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Hot air rises and so do balloons

Clip from Finding Stuff Out
Harrison learns why balloons rise while going on a hotair balloon ride.

Harrison learns why balloons rise while going on a hotair balloon ride.

Engineering puppets - the Lion King
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Engineering puppets - the Lion King

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The production of Lion King musical involves master puppeteers that mechanically operate the animals. The products that are engineered for the costumes are very light.

The production of Lion King musical involves master puppeteers that mechanically operate the animals. The products that are engineered for the costumes are very light.

How experts deal with dangerous chemical spills
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How experts deal with dangerous chemical spills

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Dr Damien Reid from the Fire and Rescue Scientific Branch of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services specialises in a different kind of emergency; chemical spills!

Dr Damien Reid from the Fire and Rescue Scientific Branch of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services specialises in a different kind of emergency; chemical spills!

Mathematic principles behind surfing
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Mathematic principles behind surfing

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The maths and science behind surfing is explained along with a description of how technology and data can be used to improve surfing.

The maths and science behind surfing is explained along with a description of how technology and data can be used to improve surfing.

Using chromatography to solve crime
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Using chromatography to solve crime

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We join junior scientists Charlie and Alex from Scotch College as they use a technique known as chromatography to help solve a crime.

We join junior scientists Charlie and Alex from Scotch College as they use a technique known as chromatography to help solve a crime.

Solar batteries could soon power your home
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Solar batteries could soon power your home

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Solar energy has its limitations and so far, homes powered by solar can quickly lose power when the sun isn't out. But new tech now means that the sun's energy can be stored ...

Solar energy has its limitations and so far, homes powered by solar can quickly lose power when the sun isn't out. But new tech now means that the sun's energy can be stored in batteries for later use in the home.

My little pony convention
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My little pony convention

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Some may be surprised that there are many different types of My Little Pony fans, with male fans giving themselves the nickname Bronies. While most toys and children's ...

Some may be surprised that there are many different types of My Little Pony fans, with male fans giving themselves the nickname Bronies. While most toys and children's entertainment are designed with a specific group or gender in mind, people are still free to like whatever they want. Meet some Bronies and learn about what they get out of My Little Pony and the community they're a part of.

Working on a steam engine train
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Working on a steam engine train

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As technology has progressed, people have become to rely on steam engine trains a lot less and now they're mostly used to take tourists around to see the sights of Australia. ...

As technology has progressed, people have become to rely on steam engine trains a lot less and now they're mostly used to take tourists around to see the sights of Australia. Jaden may be just a kid but his love for trains led him to take on the job of car captain on one of these steam engine trains and he shares his story with us, explains why he thinks trains are so cool and describes what it's like to be a car captain.

Why your face gets pulled backwards on a roller-coaster
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Why your face gets pulled backwards on a roller-coaster

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Joe pulls a face at Dr Xand and asks, When riding a really fast rollercoaster, why does your face get pulled backwards distorting your facial features Dr Xand explains that ...

Joe pulls a face at Dr Xand and asks, When riding a really fast rollercoaster, why does your face get pulled backwards distorting your facial features Dr Xand explains that the heavy feeling you get as you accelerate, is all that Gforce is pulling you back.

Flying birds and flying fish
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Flying birds and flying fish

Clip from Finding Stuff Out
Harrison discusses the largest bird known to man and explains how flying fish fly.

Harrison discusses the largest bird known to man and explains how flying fish fly.

The new five dollar note
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The new five dollar note

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With the release of the new five dollar note, we learn about some of the new security measures that have been taken to discourage counterfeiters. We also meet Connor, a young ...

With the release of the new five dollar note, we learn about some of the new security measures that have been taken to discourage counterfeiters. We also meet Connor, a young man that successfully petitioned the RBA to add tactile markings to Australia's currency for the blind and vision impaired.

Latitude and longitude and the shifting of Australia's coordinates
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Latitude and longitude and the shifting of Australia's coordinates

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As tectonic plates beneath the Earth's surface continue to shift, over time it has begun to impact the latitude and longitude coordinates of Australia. This video explores how ...

As tectonic plates beneath the Earth's surface continue to shift, over time it has begun to impact the latitude and longitude coordinates of Australia. This video explores how those minor changes will likely lead to much bigger changes over time and how that impacts things like maps as well as modern technology that relies on GPS.

Growing brussels sprouts is a high tech affair
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Growing brussels sprouts is a high tech affair

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They may not be the most popular vege but brussels sprouts are super healthy and the process of growing them is amazingly high tech

They may not be the most popular vege but brussels sprouts are super healthy and the process of growing them is amazingly high tech

Canine researcher, Mya, is a koala poo-hunting dog
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Canine researcher, Mya, is a koala poo-hunting dog

A dog named Mya has been trained as a canine researcher to hunt down koala bear poo an effort for scientists to find them as the cuddly animals are notoriously hard to track ...

A dog named Mya has been trained as a canine researcher to hunt down koala bear poo an effort for scientists to find them as the cuddly animals are notoriously hard to track down. Once found, researchers study them and work to better understand how to protect their environment.

A new Brain Band helps prevent concussion
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A new Brain Band helps prevent concussion

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Dr Alan Pearce and Branden Wilson from Swinburne University and Cocreators have developed a device that monitors sports players and how hard they are hit while on the field to ...

Dr Alan Pearce and Branden Wilson from Swinburne University and Cocreators have developed a device that monitors sports players and how hard they are hit while on the field to try and reduce the number of concussions in sport.

Building a wind-powered vehicle
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Building a wind-powered vehicle

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Most people visit the frozen continent of Antarctica to study its untouched landscape. But Charles Werb's reason for visiting was to sail across that landscape in a wind ...

Most people visit the frozen continent of Antarctica to study its untouched landscape. But Charles Werb's reason for visiting was to sail across that landscape in a wind powered, selfreliant vehicle!

A day in the life of an eco ranger (part 1)
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A day in the life of an eco ranger (part 1)

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Kellyn tags along with eco ranger Corey Mansillas to an island off the coast of Brisbane. First off, a short trek and a snack break to grab some bush berries and a grassy ...

Kellyn tags along with eco ranger Corey Mansillas to an island off the coast of Brisbane. First off, a short trek and a snack break to grab some bush berries and a grassy nosh. Next, it's a feeding frenzy for the wildlife certainly among the pelicans extending to all kinds of native fish, and a moray eel too!

The brave new world of super tiny batteries
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The brave new world of super tiny batteries

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The need for smaller, more powerful batteries to power household devices will soon involve a whole new type of technology based on chemical reactions.

The need for smaller, more powerful batteries to power household devices will soon involve a whole new type of technology based on chemical reactions.

Why do we need sleep?
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Why do we need sleep?

What actually happens after we close our eyes? BTN investigates what goes on in our brains while we are sleeping and why sleep is so important for us.

What actually happens after we close our eyes? BTN investigates what goes on in our brains while we are sleeping and why sleep is so important for us.

The importance of efficient blood flow throughout the body
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The importance of efficient blood flow throughout the body

Clip from Operation Ouch!
Doctors Chris and Xand challenge each other to see who can pump fake blood quicker through hoses affixed to two humanshaped wooden cutouts. Chris' 'human' has bits inside the ...

Doctors Chris and Xand challenge each other to see who can pump fake blood quicker through hoses affixed to two humanshaped wooden cutouts. Chris' 'human' has bits inside the transparent hose network (representing blood vessels), so with the blockages there, he can't get any of the fake blood through.

How odourless omega-3 supplements are made
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How odourless omega-3 supplements are made

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Omega3 is a type of fat that is essential for our health and is added to many foods and dietary supplements. Most omega3 is sourced from fish and has a fishy smell so how do ...

Omega3 is a type of fat that is essential for our health and is added to many foods and dietary supplements. Most omega3 is sourced from fish and has a fishy smell so how do scientists create versions of omega3 that both smell and taste odour free

Fighting in World War I
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Fighting in World War I

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Through a series of old letters, we learn the history of World War I and gain a better understanding of what it was like being a young person back then, getting involved in ...

Through a series of old letters, we learn the history of World War I and gain a better understanding of what it was like being a young person back then, getting involved in this global conflict.

Public v private companies
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Public v private companies

The difference between private and public companies is explained using a Mac v PC type parody that highlights some of the pros and cons to both approaches, as well as ...

The difference between private and public companies is explained using a Mac v PC type parody that highlights some of the pros and cons to both approaches, as well as explaining why some public companies opt to go private.

Participating in the indigenous youth parliament
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Participating in the indigenous youth parliament

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Audrey brings us along on her trip to the National Indigenous Youth Parliament where we get a glimpse at how parliament works, explore why it's important to be involved with ...

Audrey brings us along on her trip to the National Indigenous Youth Parliament where we get a glimpse at how parliament works, explore why it's important to be involved with local government and examine some of the issues that are of the utmost importance to Indigenous Australians.

The law of the sea: who owns the ocean?
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The law of the sea: who owns the ocean?

It's strange to think about anyone owning the ocean and no one really does but this video teaches us about some of the ways countries benefit from the waters they're ...

It's strange to think about anyone owning the ocean and no one really does but this video teaches us about some of the ways countries benefit from the waters they're surrounded by. From territorial waters that have to follow the laws of whatever country they surround to exclusive economic zones that are reserved for business opportunities of the nearby country, there are lots of interesting sea laws to observe.

Student athletes using sports supplements
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Student athletes using sports supplements

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A report on the rise of sport supplement use among student athletes and some of the fears many have about young people relying on them. We are also given suggestions for other ...

A report on the rise of sport supplement use among student athletes and some of the fears many have about young people relying on them. We are also given suggestions for other healthier ways for athletes to gain some of the benefits of a supplement through their diet.

How babies grow during pregnancy
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How babies grow during pregnancy

Clip from Operation Ouch!
The doctors explain how our belly buttons are linked to the umbilical cord and placenta before birth. Then, with the help of expectant mum Emelia, they perform ultrasound, ...

The doctors explain how our belly buttons are linked to the umbilical cord and placenta before birth. Then, with the help of expectant mum Emelia, they perform ultrasound, plus a 4D scan of a baby. We get an incredibly lifelike view of the baby's breathing, heartbeat, nourishment, and wondrous inner workings.

Sun, plants, and underwear
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Sun, plants, and underwear

Clip from Finding Stuff Out
Harrison learns that plants are everywhere, even in underwear.

Harrison learns that plants are everywhere, even in underwear.

Voyage to Australia (a few hundred years ago)
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Voyage to Australia (a few hundred years ago)

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Hundreds of years ago when people travelled by ship to get to Australia, they weren't coming under the best conditions. Join a group of students as they learn about some of ...

Hundreds of years ago when people travelled by ship to get to Australia, they weren't coming under the best conditions. Join a group of students as they learn about some of the less than ideal travelling arrangements of yesteryear as well as some of the sicknesses and other calamities many aboard these ships would face.

Helping disabled dogs get around
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Helping disabled dogs get around

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Duane talks to a nice couple who had a wile ago, adopted Ziggy, a border collie, from the RSPCA in Brisbane. Playing in the park, they began to notice something was wrong with ...

Duane talks to a nice couple who had a wile ago, adopted Ziggy, a border collie, from the RSPCA in Brisbane. Playing in the park, they began to notice something was wrong with the Ziggy's legs. veterinarian Jayne McGhie recounts that time, involving the amputation of one front leg, and successful operation to reset a bad fracture in the other. Then a cart with wheels was ordered for Ziggy who can now run around the park once again. This lesson shows what great attitude and spirit will do when de

Exploring underwater with a seascooter
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Exploring underwater with a seascooter

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Underwater exploration is made more fun with the use of a seascooter! Kellyn receives instruction today and even though it's a gloomy rainy one, the view under the sea is ...

Underwater exploration is made more fun with the use of a seascooter! Kellyn receives instruction today and even though it's a gloomy rainy one, the view under the sea is unaffected. With a sea scooter you don't have to go in a straight line you can buzz in and out and around shipwrecks. In this select area off the coast of Brissy, along with the seagrass and coral, there are various fish, sea turtles and dugongs on view!

A day with Koala Rescue
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A day with Koala Rescue

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Alex rides along with wildlife rescuer Ruth Lewis, to rescue koalas in distress. Just yesterday Ruth had five calls to go out on. So far today has been quiet but her phone ...

Alex rides along with wildlife rescuer Ruth Lewis, to rescue koalas in distress. Just yesterday Ruth had five calls to go out on. So far today has been quiet but her phone rings so off they go to rescue an orphaned baby they spot up in a tree. Back at the clinic, Ruth checks the wee one over, and we see other patients there. One koala wears a full arm cast, after being hit by a car. She'll be okay and it's thanks to people like rescuer Ruth, and Alex spreading the word!

How theatrical lighting is rigged up
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How theatrical lighting is rigged up

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Alex talks to theatrical production students Erin Handford and Shane Kumar, about the world of theatrical lighting. It's more intricate than it looks combining technology, ...

Alex talks to theatrical production students Erin Handford and Shane Kumar, about the world of theatrical lighting. It's more intricate than it looks combining technology, dexterity, timing right up to knowledge of colour theory for mood and atmosphere creation. After all, without lighting technicians, there's nothing to see!

Extreme adventure racing
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Extreme adventure racing

Clip from Totally Wild
It takes some crazy and driven athletes to join an adventure race such as this! Kayaking through old submarine tunnels, followed by a frigidwater swim, is tough enough. How ...

It takes some crazy and driven athletes to join an adventure race such as this! Kayaking through old submarine tunnels, followed by a frigidwater swim, is tough enough. How about adding some mountain running up steep sets of stairs We get to see the winning athlete claim the top of the mountain and the top of the podium. You won't believe the record time he clocked!

Rangers' pride in outback preservation
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Rangers' pride in outback preservation

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We see a team of rangers who protect Australia's remote outback land. Checking on croc eggs, protecting Indigenous artwork found on rocks, and caring for the environment in ...

We see a team of rangers who protect Australia's remote outback land. Checking on croc eggs, protecting Indigenous artwork found on rocks, and caring for the environment in general are all in a day's work. Passing on this knowledge to junior rangers gives a sense of pride and the knowledge that the land will be in good hands in the future.

The capybara: world's largest rodent
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The capybara: world's largest rodent

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Scott questions keeper Kerry Bebbington on the characteristics of the world's largest rodent the capybara! Most closely resembling a giant guinea pig on steroids, they're ...

Scott questions keeper Kerry Bebbington on the characteristics of the world's largest rodent the capybara! Most closely resembling a giant guinea pig on steroids, they're actually a placid creature that loves to chill out by standing around for hours in a lake. As they're semiaquatic, they love to do this in their pond at the zoo. With an interesting diet including bamboo, it's fun to watch them take chomps out of fruit, as Scott enthuses while we watch him participate at feeding time.

How enrichment helps orangutans
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How enrichment helps orangutans

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Zoo keeper Fleur Butcher talks with Natalie about orangutans, and one big favourite in particular! This big boy is 12 years old and acts like a teenager while being very' very ...

Zoo keeper Fleur Butcher talks with Natalie about orangutans, and one big favourite in particular! This big boy is 12 years old and acts like a teenager while being very' very intelligent. He'll make tools to reach for what the keeper has dropped on the ground outside his cage. He gets stimulated doing artwork either with a brush on a canvas held by keeper Fleur, or with a big, coloured chalk, drawing hieroglyphics on the wall inside his cage. This kind of artistic animal enrichment is extended

How zookeepers catch alligators
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How zookeepers catch alligators

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Keeper Kristi Nageli is on hand today, telling Duane all about alligators. She reveals just how intelligent they are how they respond to vocal signals and body language. ...

Keeper Kristi Nageli is on hand today, telling Duane all about alligators. She reveals just how intelligent they are how they respond to vocal signals and body language. Duane needs to know, as he's going inside the alligator environment to watch closely as Kristi captures one, 'Charles', for a checkup. We watch with amazement at the guts and expertise this woman has in pouncing on, yet respecting the alligator's safety. Not to mention preserving hers! While the gator lies placidly on his back

How wheelchair rugby is played
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How wheelchair rugby is played

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Welcome to the smashes and crashes of wheelchair rugby! Kellyn interviews a few of the successful players in the sport who are here for a game today which she later bravely ...

Welcome to the smashes and crashes of wheelchair rugby! Kellyn interviews a few of the successful players in the sport who are here for a game today which she later bravely participates in. One tells her it's a combination of basketball, ice hockey, gridiron and AFL! Another player who has an Olympic gold medal from the sport, tells Kellyn that after he'd been in a car accident at 16, during rehab he discovered wheelchair rugby. Like a lot of teenage guys, he did a lot of sports and this has gi

Creating and racing billy carts
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Creating and racing billy carts

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Billy carts make for a crazy and creative race, not to mention fast! Building these things to stand the rigors of the race plus creating crowdpleasing themes is quite a feat ...

Billy carts make for a crazy and creative race, not to mention fast! Building these things to stand the rigors of the race plus creating crowdpleasing themes is quite a feat in itself. We see everything from a Star Wars team to a Back to the Future motif. Is that is that an Italian restaurant table on wheels decked out with a plate of spaghetti Whoops, it's tipping over ... one race judge says some of these billy carts are going to fall apart before they hit the finish line! Watch to see which

The skills that make a champion water polo player
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The skills that make a champion water polo player

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Alex hits the pool to interview National Water Polo champs, the Brisbane Barracudas Ash, Bronte and Maddy. Although modest, Ash's shot is anything but clocked as the fastest ...

Alex hits the pool to interview National Water Polo champs, the Brisbane Barracudas Ash, Bronte and Maddy. Although modest, Ash's shot is anything but clocked as the fastest for women in the world! Alex gamely treads water with the best, even completing some of the drills and warm up exercises. Then we get to be spectators, as the barracudas split in half for a fun match, with one side carrying Alex. See the short highlight reel to find out who wins!

Abseiling for a cause
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Abseiling for a cause

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Natalie talks to two of the youngest participants in a 100person extreme fundraiser. Today, they are abseiling down a 27storey building to fundraise for foster kids. Event ...

Natalie talks to two of the youngest participants in a 100person extreme fundraiser. Today, they are abseiling down a 27storey building to fundraise for foster kids. Event technical director, Brayden West, explains how he sets up all the safety mechanisms and teaches equipment use. Everyone agrees that the scariest moment is first backing off the roof! Once over the edge, it's pretty clear sailing and because of this bravery, some foster kids are going to have a better life.

Facing down the great white shark (part 1)
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Facing down the great white shark (part 1)

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Scott prepares to jump in and swim with the king of apex predators the great white shark! He first talks to Captain Andrew Wright who assures Scott there'll be a big cage ...

Scott prepares to jump in and swim with the king of apex predators the great white shark! He first talks to Captain Andrew Wright who assures Scott there'll be a big cage around him. There's a long boat ride to get to the place, so it gives our lad plenty of time to think about what awaits him, and a handful of other brave divers on this day. Follow that fin to part 2!

Using catapults to teach teamwork
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Using catapults to teach teamwork

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Three groups of kids, three catapults they've built and the competition's on! While Kellen's team and Alex's team practise their strategic shots, Duane gets advice from ...

Three groups of kids, three catapults they've built and the competition's on! While Kellen's team and Alex's team practise their strategic shots, Duane gets advice from 'catapult queen' Shelly Massie, on behalf of his. Says Shel shoot 'em from the low position so they fly up for great catches. Bonus points for making cool catches. The competition's going good til the one team realises they're losing and barrages the other teams with balls! A freeforall ensues until Shelley steps in and issues

Helping a baby baboon along
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Helping a baby baboon along

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Bec Milne, baboon keeper at the Melbourne Zoo, talks with Natalie aboutthe different, distinct identities within the baboon troop here. One character in particular is the ...

Bec Milne, baboon keeper at the Melbourne Zoo, talks with Natalie aboutthe different, distinct identities within the baboon troop here. One character in particular is the dominant male of the group, 'Hans'. The oldest, and with the biggest, reddest bum, he watches over his little troop. We focus on baby Juju, who has needed much care and many milk bottles to get her this far. The baby's mum hadn't properly known how to care for him and lacked the milk he needed what he was born. Otherwise she is

How swimming with sea lions helps preserve them
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How swimming with sea lions helps preserve them

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Today, Scott takes us to Port Lincoln so we can board a boat and head across the ocean to a place where sea lions frolic. this excursion is setup so the public can see what do ...

Today, Scott takes us to Port Lincoln so we can board a boat and head across the ocean to a place where sea lions frolic. this excursion is setup so the public can see what do you see what these 'puppy dogs of the sea' are like. this species has been endangered so it's important to spread awareness. Jump in the water's fine, as you swim about with your new, inquisitive playmates. Scott takes full advantage of this opportunity and is rewarded with a kiss on the hand!

Why the lovable basset hound is an amazing hunter
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Why the lovable basset hound is an amazing hunter

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Emma feels so lucky today to be surrounded by basset hound puppies as she talks to breeder Chris Lawrence, to find out why they're designed like they are! We all of course ...

Emma feels so lucky today to be surrounded by basset hound puppies as she talks to breeder Chris Lawrence, to find out why they're designed like they are! We all of course take note of those impossibly long ears (longest in the dog world), not to mention all those endearing wrinkles. This unique and cuddly features make the basset hound an incredible tracking and hunting machine watch to find out why!

How to shoe a horse
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How to shoe a horse

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Duane visits farrier Shane Nash, to learn all about horseshoe making. first, removing cakedin mud and dirt from each hoof and filing the hoof down to horseshoe level again ...

Duane visits farrier Shane Nash, to learn all about horseshoe making. first, removing cakedin mud and dirt from each hoof and filing the hoof down to horseshoe level again (because they grow like our fingernails) is paramount. Next, removing the horseshoes is a bit of a trial, but once they're pried off, the new ones go on. These replacement horseshoes have to be shaped exactly to the individual horse's hoof. It's a process, but as Shane seen says, 'Your horse can't get around if he doesn't have

Genoa River wildlife tour
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Genoa River wildlife tour

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Nat's cruising withtour captain John Buckley today. As they head out on the Genoa River, a tour John leads every day, they view different bird species flying, soaring and ...

Nat's cruising withtour captain John Buckley today. As they head out on the Genoa River, a tour John leads every day, they view different bird species flying, soaring and hunting. We get to see an eagle swoop down and take a fish off the surface of the water with only one foot. Jon explains they have to be accurate and keep one foot free for landing! Delighted tourists can get a look at 30 different bird species on a good day. On and near the shoreline can be seen crocodiles, water lizards and o

How to be a race walker and hurdler too!
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How to be a race walker and hurdler too!

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Alex talks to young speed walkers, serious about this ultrahealthy and physical sport. There's a different technique to this movement, strongly involving the hips. because you ...

Alex talks to young speed walkers, serious about this ultrahealthy and physical sport. There's a different technique to this movement, strongly involving the hips. because you have to keep your legs straight. So this fantastic form of exercise may look ungainly, but wait till you see Alex compete against little girls in the hurdling event instructive but hilarious!

What goes on in a sewerage plant?
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What goes on in a sewerage plant?

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Duane thinks he's only taking the tour but he's actually getting his hands dirty today, as he gets set to help remove a clog in the sewerage plant! The head of operations, ...

Duane thinks he's only taking the tour but he's actually getting his hands dirty today, as he gets set to help remove a clog in the sewerage plant! The head of operations, Chris, explains what sewage is made of (it's not only poo) and why people should stop flushing objects like baby wipes down the toilet. A fascinating look that's certainly clears up a lot!

What it takes to perform contemporary dance
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What it takes to perform contemporary dance

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Scott is shown the ropes by female contemporary dancers. Acclaimed choreographer and dancer Phoebe Fisher puts him through a 'medium' routine, which he then performs with the ...

Scott is shown the ropes by female contemporary dancers. Acclaimed choreographer and dancer Phoebe Fisher puts him through a 'medium' routine, which he then performs with the entire group. Later, backstage on opening night, Scott interviews dance members and we get a feel for the emotions and pride involved!

Australia's submarines
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Australia's submarines

Clip from Behind The News
While submarines seem a little cramped and operate under the ocean (not the most appealing getaway spot), they can actually be really helpful for the country's Navy. Find out ...

While submarines seem a little cramped and operate under the ocean (not the most appealing getaway spot), they can actually be really helpful for the country's Navy. Find out about the plan to add more submarines to the fleet and why some feel they are such an important asset.

What happens when you have haemophilia
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What happens when you have haemophilia

Clip from Operation Ouch!
Today we meet brothers Ben, Zack and Jake, who all suffer from haemophilia. They are in for their threemonth checkup with Dr Grainger. Upon inspecting their legs, he finds ...

Today we meet brothers Ben, Zack and Jake, who all suffer from haemophilia. They are in for their threemonth checkup with Dr Grainger. Upon inspecting their legs, he finds 'healthy active boy bruises', because their medicine is working well. Without medicine to stop the bleeding inside, you'd see tennis ballsized bruises containing small, hard lumps. Next we meet Mohammed, who has been taught by the clinic to do his own injections, as they start teaching this practice to 10 and 11 yearold patien

How they fix a toe injury
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How they fix a toe injury

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Emily, who is seven years old, waits in emergency with a painful big toe. She blames her little brother for knocking a heavyframed photo onto her foot while they were playing ...

Emily, who is seven years old, waits in emergency with a painful big toe. She blames her little brother for knocking a heavyframed photo onto her foot while they were playing in her bedroom. Dr Reddy Ilavala scrutinises her big toe and drastic looking toenail. Mum helps to give her daughter a painkiller to inhale, as Dr Reddy has decided to drill a tiny hole in the nail to drain the blood, and relieve the pressure. Called trephining, this technique is definitely the one to start the toe healing

How skin repairs itself when cut
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How skin repairs itself when cut

Clip from Operation Ouch!
When we've cut our skin, our body has a way of repairing itself, involving new skin cells and amazing support to promote their growth! Through this cartoon featuring 'The ...

When we've cut our skin, our body has a way of repairing itself, involving new skin cells and amazing support to promote their growth! Through this cartoon featuring 'The Unluckiest Kid', we learn all the healing steps the skin takes. From clotting to bacteria and infection fighting, the whole process is fascinating. And wouldn't it be a shame to undo it all by picking that scab rather then letting it heal by itself!

What to do if you get a splinter
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What to do if you get a splinter

Clip from Operation Ouch!
The playground can be a dangerous place with various accidents that could happen to you. Today, unlucky Chris gets a splinter in his hand, simply sitting on a park bench! ...

The playground can be a dangerous place with various accidents that could happen to you. Today, unlucky Chris gets a splinter in his hand, simply sitting on a park bench! Fortunately, Xand has his firstaid kit ready and takes care of his brother's minor injury right there. To back up what we watch Xand doing, we get a multiple choice question to see if kids can guess the correct answer in treating this nasty but common occurrence.

How a broken bone repairs itself
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How a broken bone repairs itself

Clip from Operation Ouch!
Doctors and Xand, through the use of a clever animation, describe the process of how your bones repair themselves when you've sustained a break or fracture. Of course on your ...

Doctors and Xand, through the use of a clever animation, describe the process of how your bones repair themselves when you've sustained a break or fracture. Of course on your arm for example, you'd wear a plaster cast. But the rest of the repair comes from inside yourself!

Why tourists line up to sniff the corpse flower
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Why tourists line up to sniff the corpse flower

Clip from Totally Wild
Horticulturist Matt Coulter informs Emma of some of the finer points of a very foul flower! Called 'The Corpse flower', because of it reeks of rotting flesh, it's inner purple ...

Horticulturist Matt Coulter informs Emma of some of the finer points of a very foul flower! Called 'The Corpse flower', because of it reeks of rotting flesh, it's inner purple colour reflects it's name as well. It's the colour of nature's rot, so entices insects to lay eggs in it and at the same time pollinate this putrid plant. A rare experience for tourists who line up to get a snap and a sniff, this awesome beauty is found mainly in an Indonesian rainforest.

Crocodile swamp scene
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Crocodile swamp scene

Mister Maker and a few Brazilian kids make a crocodile swamp scene. He also shows how to make a sockodile.

Mister Maker and a few Brazilian kids make a crocodile swamp scene. He also shows how to make a sockodile.

Elephant safari backdrop
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Elephant safari backdrop

Mister Maker and a few kids in South Africa make a giant safari picture with elephants and flamingos.

Mister Maker and a few kids in South Africa make a giant safari picture with elephants and flamingos.

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