They are among some of the more recognisable landmarks the world over, and many were considered great engineering feats of their time. But are bridges and tunnels really that special?
Photography, x-ray, rain and chess; what could all these things possibly have in common? Believe it or not silver! This episode of Scope explores the world of this shiny element. We take a look at the ancient art if silver smithing, find out what science there is to cloud seeding and find silver that is being recycled from a pretty unexpected source.
Here at Scope, we know that adventure can take you just about anywhere. From abseiling down a cliff to para-gliding over a beach. Yep, adventure comes in all shapes and sizes. So join Dr Rob as he scales the heights!
This episode if Scope is not all as it seems. You won't believe your eyes as we delve into the world of deception and see what science lies within! Today on Scope we meet some vocally remarkable birds, Rob gets hooked up to a lie detector machine and we catch up with some creatures with amazing disguises.
Television, telephones, music, movies, games, gadgets, just about every everyday device has gone digital! But have you ever wondered how all those devices work? Well wonder no longer! Join Dr Rob as he expands your bandwidth!
Crocs, sharks, lions and dinosaurs; they're at the top of their food chain and they all feature in this top episode of Scope, all about apex predators! Join us as we find out how they flesh out a realistic looking dinosaur, catch up on some cool shark facts and see what it takes to condition lions.
Music! We sing it, hum to it, play it, it can even send shivers down our spine! Whether it's the resonance chamber of a violin to the fully mastered stereo tracks on your favourite CD there is plenty of science to making music.
Scope is taking off for another episode full of rockets, rockets and more rockets! From rockets made from balloons to space shuttles designed by NASA, and everything in between, this episode of Scope is a blast!
From the Sun, to the planets, comets, asteroids and even the vast spaces in between our Solar System is swimming with science. And what better way to explore it all, than to take a trip around our celestial neighbourhood with Dr Rob.
Crows, magpies, ant-lions, ibis; there are many animals that live amongst us in our urban environment - so how do they do it? This week on Scope we are looking at the animals with which we share our lives! We go looking for turtles, find out how to re-create the outback in the middle of a city and go hunting for ant-lions.
Whether they're tropical, sub-tropical or temperate, from the critters in the canopy to the plants in the understorey, right down to the poo on the ground, rainforests are crawling with science. Join Dr Rob as he goes troppo and SCOPES out all the science in rainforests!
This week Scope is flexing its considerable muscle - it is the light and heavy of all things strong! Join us as we get to work with some heavy rescue tools, take a closer look at some bones and get some heavy lifting done with cranes!
The future - what does it hold for our food? Much the same as it is now, or are we preparing for a food revolution? Join us this week as we discover what all the fuss is over purple carrots, find out what goes on in a flavour factory and Dr Rob samples a buffet of edible insects!
Imagine if cows could milk themselves, that you could make plastic out of wheat and farms had virtual fences. Well, imagine no longer, because science is planting the seeds for the farm of the future.
Air! Even though we are constantly surrounded by it, most of us barely give it a second thought, so what is it? How much of it is there and what does it do? Join Dr Rob for a very airy episode of Scope, as we bounce around on some jumping castles, try and find out the speed of smell and buckle down in a wind tunnel.
Carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins and minerals - Food! Have you ever wondered how much science goes into making, eating and storing food? Dr Rob has so join him as he puts his tastebuds into overdrive and SCOPES out all the science behind food!
This week on Scope we are crashing and bashing our way through a rather destructive episode... all in the name of science! Join us as we get some air in a monster truck, experiment with some water balloons, demolish a building or two and have a smashing time with glass!
Albert Einstein may be the best known name in science but he's not the only famous scientist whose work has shaped life in the 21st century. From radioactive cats, to cranes to parachutes join Dr Rob as he takes a trip through time!
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