What can make a chicken, a computer and a human sick? A Virus! They aren't "alive" but they can infect us, multiply inside us, and prove a serious challenge for our immune systems. So what are viruses and how do they work? Join Dr Rob to find out!
When you see or hear something gross, and go ewwwww, then wonder why? then this episode of Scope is for you! This week, we visit someone who breeds maggots, we find out how to measure the gasses coming out of cows and even take a tour of a machine that squeezes out excess liquid from raw sewage!
Even though we come in many different shapes, sizes and colours - we all have the same organs, the same systems and the same functions...but what are they, and how do they work? Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind the human body!
Baboons, lemurs, gorillas, mandrills, macaques. They are all primates and we have crammed them all into this week's episode of Scope! We find out about the plight of the orang-utans, experience a day-in-the-life of a primate keeper and work out the difference between a monkey and an ape.
Crocodiles are apex predators. They can stay under water for two hours and they can even trace their ancestral line back nearly 100 million years! Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind crocodiles!
It is crucial to life, fertilizer and fireworks. We all live in it, but just how much do you know about Nitrogen? This week on Scope we find out how airbags work, we take a trip to the dentist to investigate laughing gas, and Dr. Rob plays around with some liquid nitrogen!
When you think about mining - drilling, discovery, digging and dirt, all probably spring to mind. But what about robots, dredges and magnetic detectors? Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind mining!
It comes from the sky, it runs down our rivers, lakes and streams, and it is teaming with wildlife - it's freshwater and it is flowing through this week's episode of SCOPE. Join us as we go in search of the Mary River Turtle, meet a brave freshwater crocodile handler and find out how our freshwater drinking water stays fresh!
It's enormous! It has its own volcanos, trenches, mountain ranges, unique plant and animal life, it contains heaps of natural resources and it even influences our weather. Join Dr Rob as he submerges into the deep unknown and SCOPES out all the science of the ocean!
Watching the news, you will find out about all kinds of emergencies that are happening around the country - but what about the science behind all those emergencies? From sirens and new inventions to our heroes the fire fighters and paramedics, we have it all under control as SCOPE calls in Emergency Science!
Super Nova, Dwarf Stars, Black Holes, Quasars and Nebulae. Deep Space is home to some pretty peculiar things. Join Dr Rob as he goes for a trek through the stars, a universal voyage, and a cosmic expedition to SCOPE out the science of deep space!
Join Dr Rob as he gets up close and personal with polar bear fur, ruffles the feathers of some amazing avians, peers into the world of insect exoskeletons and even tests the strength of human hair.Feathers, fur, scales and skin. The world of animal coverings... or, the stuff on the outside of animals... is extremely varied, and, well, frankly fascinating! This week on Scope we get up close and personal with polar bear fur, ruffle the feathers of some amazing avians, peer into the world of insect exoskeletons and even test the strength of human hair!
Have you ever wondered what it takes to race your way to the checked flag? Is it the design of the car? The horsepower under the bonnet? What about the driver? Or is it the pit crew? Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines and join Dr Rob as he gets revved up and SCOPES out racing car science!
Carbon neutral, carbon dating, carbon footprints - Carbon seems to be everywhere these days. On this episode of SCOPE, Dr. Rob takes a look at all things Carbon and finds it really is in everything around us, from trees, to soft drinks, and even eyes!
Did you know that the apes are one of our closest living relatives? Join Dr Rob as he separates the facts from the fiction and SCOPES out all things ape!
The world of science and its researchers are always looking at ways to make things new and better. On this episode of SCOPE, Dr. Rob takes a look at some of the new materials that have been created, from a shock absorbing playground surface to a jelly that seals wounds!
Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without oil, gas and coal? What would power our big cities or fuel our cars, buses, trains and planes? Is there an alternative, Energy that will never run out? There is! Join Dr Rob as he powers up and SCOPES out all the science behind Renewable Energy!
Sport is a big and influential part of Australian culture. But did you know science plays a large and important role in the world of sport? This episode Dr. Rob looks at how science is kicking goals in modern sport, from providing new materials in cycling, to new athletic analysis using your mobile phone.
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