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.
Here at SCOPE we're prepared to go to all kinds of climatic extremes to bring you science. Even sub-zero! So we decided to send Dr Rob to the snow! Join Dr Rob as he puts on his thermals and SCOPES out all the science behind skiing!
Stow your luggage and put away your tray tables as SCOPE gets set for take-off! This episode flies through the science of planes! We SCOPE out what planes are and have been, make our own paper planes, look into maintenance and research and investigate a plane that can see!
Water! Plants, animals, humans - we all need it to survive. But there's only so much of it to go around. Out of all the water available on earth, about 97% is in the oceans. Freshwater accounts for a mere 3%. Join Dr Rob as he turns on the tap on water.
Sometimes life can be a bit of a balancing act, but do we really understand the science behind what keeps us upright and walking around? In this episode of Scope, we walk the science tightrope to look at the balance behind sport, modern machinery, and even boys and girls!
It's powerful, it's fast and it's everywhere! Imagine what the universe would be like without the ever present energy of light! So join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind light!
Being social is one of life's great pleasures; hanging out with friends, catching up with family and meeting new people! And it's not just people that are social, plenty of animals take advantage of all of the benefits that social living has to offer! In this episode of SCOPE we take a look at the social lives of meerkats, monkeys, fish, ants and birds!
According to legend, toads, newts and frogs are all popular ingredients in witch's cauldrons. But did they know just how amazing these amphibians were? Join Dr Rob as he debunks the mystics and SCOPES out all the science behind amphibians!
We take measurements each day without even realising it. Like, how long until the bus comes? Is it too hot to wear a jumper today? Is my bike seat at the right height? Join Dr Rob as he gets out a ruler and SCOPES out all the science behind measurement.
What do super tankers, submarines, airships and Archimedes all have in common? Science of course! The laws of buoyancy to be precise. Join Dr Rob as he leaps from his bathtub and SCOPES out all the science behind why things float!
You can't see them but they are everywhere, in fact without them there would be no life on earth as we know it. Join Dr Rob as goes on high alert and SCOPES out all the science behind bacteria.
What do football, rugby, Australian Rules, squash, tennis baseball and golf all have in common? They're all sports that use some type of ball, and of course science!
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