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Keeping Up With Science  |  Eleven

Keeping Up with Science Keeping up with science can be tough! Luckily, SCOPE is here to lend a helping hand! We delve into the fascinating sport of drone racing, we learn how dragonflies are helping develop the latest in automated robotics and we explore the bizarre pollinating habits of the blue banded bee! Drone Racing: It's fast, furious, and it's the latest high-tech sport to take the world by storm! Join junior drone racing champion Thomas Bitmatta as he explains the ins and outs of this futuristic fascination! Dragonfly Robot: Dragonflies may be small, but their eyes actually make them one of the most efficient hunters on the planet! Zahra Bagheri from the University of Adelaide is trying to take that natural ability and use it to improve target detection and tracking in robots! DIY Science - Magnetic Slime: Slime is pretty cool on its own, but what happens when you add magnets? Join junior scientist Luci as she makes her very own slime ... that appears to have a life of its own. Chocolate Factory: We go on a tour of a chocolate factory through the eyes of engineer Kirk Jatczak. He shows us all the amazing high tech machinery he gets to work with every single day... and the chocolate. Head banging Bees: Bees play an important role in the ecosystem through pollination. But not all bees pollinate the same way. We join Dr Sridhar Ravi from RMIT as he explains the unique way in which the Australian blue-banded bee extracts pollen! It's all covered on this speedy episode of SCOPE; where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

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