Four Australian inventions that transformed how we see the world around us, and what we know about it. William and Lawrence Bragg invented X-ray crystallography to reveal the atomic structure of crystals. Milutin Stoilovic and colleagues at the Australian National University worked with Federal Police to create a forensic lamp, the Polilight, which could detect latent finger prints. Charles Tait created the world's first feature film with the help of his family, and William Beech invented the periscope rifle in the trenches of Gallipoli.
Life is an adventure - especially for a newborn animal who has so much to learn. This feature takes audiences to the wildest corners of the planet to tell the tales of five courageous animals as they tackle the very first challenges of their young lives.
Tiny baby orphan, Peanut, has made it through quarantine, but his reluctance to learn to climb could be a big problem.
Can cutting edge science make you more intelligent, live for longer, function without sleep? In short, improve your life? The funny and thought-provoking film, Make Me Live Forever moves from the quirky to cutting edge science, as Michael Mosley attempts to find out if he can live forever.
The Inventors who got us airborne typify tenacity and perseverance. Lawrence Hargrave, who was ridiculed for his box kites, laid the foundation for all modern aviation. David Warren's black box helped make flying the safest form of transport, but he faced staunch resistance getting it off the ground. Jack Grant persisted for 10 years to get his lifesaving slide-raft into planes. While it took 60,000 years for the inventors of the returnable boomerang to receive recognition for their aeronautical achievements.
Join a salvage team to tear apart the world's biggest hovercraft and reveal the engineering innovations that made it a legend of its time.
Presented by Michael Mosley. Can cutting edge science make you more intelligent, live for longer, function without sleep? In short, improve your life? Make Me Stay Awake moves from the quirky to cutting edge science, as Michael Mosley tests the extraordinary claim that we might only need a few hours of sleep - if that - each night.
Can cutting edge science make you more intelligent, live for longer, function without sleep? In short, improve your life? In Make Me Smart the first episode of a three part BBC series, Michael Mosley sets out to find out what intelligence is, and where it comes from.
Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide. The team expose the hidden danger lurking in processed foods, demonstrate life-saving CPR, and reveal a surprising rehabilitation program for heart attack survivors.
Chris provides a health check on sugar gliders, Tiny and Tim, then it's time to hit the road where he witnesses first-hand koalas eating themselves out of home in the wild.
Food preservation has been a major challenge throughout Australia's history. In Victoria James Harrison invented a process of refrigeration that could make artificial ice on a commercial scale. In New South Wales, Thomas Mort and Eugene Nicolle, adapted and improved on Harrison's technology to build the world's first freezer works to produce artificially frozen food. In Western Australian Arthur McCormick came up with the Coolgardie food safe that ran on evaporative cooling, and in South Australia Tom Angove invented the wine cask.
Get deep inside the workings of a behemoth coal power station in North Carolina before it's taken apart and consigned to history forever.
Chris hits the road to Potoroo Palace in New South Wales, to meet Priscilla, the newest member of his animal family.
Dayle Doyle talks about emu bush, scar trees and middens that can be found in Kinchega National Park.
Chris checks in on Frankie the eight-month-old koala, before we're introduced to sugar gliders Tiny and Tim, who owe their life to Chris.
Chris starts his day with some chill time on the couch watching TV with Edi and Eli, his cute four-week-old baby emus.
Chris has a lot to fit into his last day in the Atherton Tablelands, including his determination to break his own record for the most Boyd's forest dragons found in one search.
Shalin risks his life eating street food in a superbug hotspot, and Caroline examines one of the greatest threats to mankind: antibiotic resistance.
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