Join Lee for a brand new episode of SCOPE as we venture into the world of Medical Wonders! We find out what happens when biology and virtual reality collide, we learn how antibiotics are made and we explore how venom can be used in medicine! Malaria Breakthrough Mosquitos aren't just annoying; in some parts of the world they can also spread an infectious disease called Malaria. And that's something that Dr Michelle Wykes and her team from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute are trying to put a stop to! Skin Science It's the human body's largest organ, it's totally waterproof and it keeps your insides in. Yep, our skin is pretty amazing! Dr Amy Holmes from the University of South Australia is studying how this brilliant biological barrier is able to keep out unwanted chemicals! Medical VR Cancer cells are really small; like microscopically small! So how do you get a good look inside one? Virtually of course. Professor Rob Parton from the University of Queensland explains how he's able to explore these medical wonders in 3D virtual reality. DIY Science - Articulated Hand Join junior scientists Alice and Claire as they explore the inner workings of the human hand by creating their very own articulated model! Making Antibiotics Join molecular biologist Dr Angie Jarrad from the University of Queensland as she hunts for an antibiotic superhero to fight a new generation of superbugs! Venom Bank Imagine if the deadliest venoms in the world could be used to cure some of the most fatal diseases! Well, thanks to Dr Maria Ikonomopoulou from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute that could soon become a reality! All that and more on a medically marvellous episode of SCOPE, where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
Hidden wonders are all around us... from the small and sneaky...to the small and cheeky!
Put on your glasses because we're looking at the world through new eyes. Wildlife? Supersize it! Trucks? More like monster trucks!
Shuffle forward to the edge of your seats because we've got a touch and go shark encounter, fluffballs galore and stilt walking.
Brandon challenges Kayne to the unthinkable - to lure in a great white shark by beatboxing.
Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like Mars. Follow the first human mission to Mars, set in 2033, as the crew struggles to safely land on and colonize the planet. Tracing the thrilling quest to make Mars home, National Geographic presents a new breed of programming, blending cinema-quality scripted drama set in the future with documentary sequences that features current space-technology pioneers.
No Bunsen burners or laboratories here, this is science for everybody, anywhere. Wherever the kids want to take it, in the garden, in the kitchen or in the shed, this is science by kids for kids.
We meet the future leaders who are large and in charge, and making big waves in the world.
Join Lee as she gets from A to B in an episode all about the science of getting around! We meet Dylan and his award winning drone, we learn how trams are built and we find out where dingos go when we're not looking! Dylan's Drone Design Join Dylan as he walks you through his award winning drone design. Tram Making With over 500 km of track and more than 400 trams, Melbourne's tram network is one of the largest in the world! But, as Leigh Camilleri and Laurent Herisson from Bombardier Transport explain, it all starts in the factory where they're built! DIY Frisbee Aerodynamics Frisbees are amazingly fun to toss around! But as junior scientist Harry explains the aerodynamics that help it fly, can be just as interesting! Roller Research To build anything you need a strong foundation, and in order to build a strong foundation you need a rolling dynamic compactor. Professor Mark Jaksa from the University of Adelaide has been experimenting with these complex contraptions to figure out how to best use this vital tool. Dingo Tracking Dingos are one of Australia's most iconic native species, but what they get up to when we're not around still remains a mystery. That is until now! Jack Tatler from the University of Adelaide has been using specialised collars to learn all about the secret lives of dingos! All that and more on a very out and about episode of SCOPE: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
We're on the verge of unconvering the how life on Earth came to be. Our origin is a hotly contested scientific debate. Did we come from strange volcanic hatcheries deep under the sea? Or did life on Earth come from another planet?
The Worst Car in the History of the World will see Jeremy Clarkson and James May, aka 'the Motormouth' and 'Captain Slow', put their heads together on a journey to identify, name and shame the world's worst car ever. However, in this special the biggest hurdle they face is agreeing on what car this actually is. Everyone has an opinion on bad cars. Now it's time to hear from the most opinionated of them all.
After 25 years sharing the mind blowing secrets of the universe, the Hubble telescope is now nearing the end of its mission. These are the images of the bubble nebula, astrophysical jets and exoplanets that have helped change our understanding of our own reality.
It's no secret that we're a big fan of robotics here at SCOPE and today Lee is dedicating a whole episode to her mechanical mates! We'll meet Harvey the capsicum picking robot, learn all about robotic vision and explore the lunar surface with a hopping robot! AgBot The future of agriculture is solar powered, artificially intelligent and robotic! Meet Owen Bawden from the Queensland University of Technology as he explains how robotics are changing this ancient industry! Harvey Robot Agricultural robots aren't just confined to the field as Dr Chris Lehnert from Queensland University of Technology and his hard working robot Harvey demonstrate! RoboCup One day, three leagues, infinite excitement! Join Lee as she reports live from the 2016 Robo Cup Junior! Mousetrap Car Ready, set, go! Junior scientist Luci has taken it upon herself to build her very own wind up racer! Robo Vision Robots are primed to change the world we live in. But first we need people like Daniel Griffiths from the University of South Australia to help them see! Luna Roo The moon looks pretty special from down here on earth, but what about up close? We used to send astronauts to photograph the moon, but now it's a job for people like Juxi from the Queensland University of Technology and his robot, Luna Roo! All that and more on a mechanically minded episode of SCOPE!
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy of the United States of America committed the resources of his nation and launched Project Apollo - the greatest technological undertaking in the history of mankind. But in 1972, only two years after Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, public and political interest in Apollo had dwindled. NASA was forced to cancel their last three missions, making Apollo 17 man's final mission to the moon. Astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans were the three brave men chosen to fly NASA's final mission. They have been written up in history books and acknowledged by the space and scientific communities, but have never received the public recognition they truly deserved. Apollo 17's voyage to the moon was the crowning glory of man's lunar exploration. This documentary features spectacular NASA footage and exclusive interviews with space scientists who worked on the Apollo programme during the 1960s and '70s. This is the remarkable story of the determination and courage of a generation, and a tribute to three brave astronauts and the thousands of men and women behind them during the final days of NASA's Apollo programme.
We're investigating everything from the top down. We've got equestrians, springboard stars, and some pretty impressive aircraft.
There is a hellish planet in our solar system: covered in thick dense clouds and roasted by colossal temperatures.
Get ready to be entertained. We're featuring an all-star cast of stunt drivers, astronauts, and a wombat in a wheelbarrow. Enjoy the show!
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