The human eye explained
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The human eye explained

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Optometrist Kady Brandon explains how our eyes work undertakes a consultation with Dr Rob.

Optometrist Kady Brandon explains how our eyes work undertakes a consultation with Dr Rob.

How floods are predicted
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How floods are predicted

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Behind The News investigates how floods happen, how authorities predict them and how the waters are sometimes good for draughtaffected communities.

Behind The News investigates how floods happen, how authorities predict them and how the waters are sometimes good for draughtaffected communities.

The Hindu-Arabic number system
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The Hindu-Arabic number system

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Numbers Count reveals how the digits we know today were developed in India and found their way to Europe via Arab travellers, where they evolved further.

Numbers Count reveals how the digits we know today were developed in India and found their way to Europe via Arab travellers, where they evolved further.

The Ancient Egyptian number system
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The Ancient Egyptian number system

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Numbers Count reveals how Ancient Egyptians used strokes to write down numbers less than 10 and then used different symbols for higher numbers.

Numbers Count reveals how Ancient Egyptians used strokes to write down numbers less than 10 and then used different symbols for higher numbers.

Spectacular plant variation
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Spectacular plant variation

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A quick exploration of the huge variety of plants in the world, from a pine tree that is thousands of years old, to a bamboo that grows 30 metres high in just 90 days.

A quick exploration of the huge variety of plants in the world, from a pine tree that is thousands of years old, to a bamboo that grows 30 metres high in just 90 days.

Flowering plants and pollination
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Flowering plants and pollination

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David Attenborough introduced us to some amazing flowering plants and the complex relationship they have with pollinators.

David Attenborough introduced us to some amazing flowering plants and the complex relationship they have with pollinators.

Carnivorous plants
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Carnivorous plants

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Plants need the right balance of nutrients to survive - and some have become carnivorous to ensure they get what they need.

Plants need the right balance of nutrients to survive - and some have become carnivorous to ensure they get what they need.

How civil engineers use maths and science
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How civil engineers use maths and science

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Skyscrapers seem to defy the laws of physics by holding up millions of kilograms of weight. Brendan Scott, a Civil Engineer from the University of Adelaide, explains how ...

Skyscrapers seem to defy the laws of physics by holding up millions of kilograms of weight. Brendan Scott, a Civil Engineer from the University of Adelaide, explains how engineers use maths and science to figure out how we can build large and complex structures without them falling down.

Mining gold with explosives
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Mining gold with explosives

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Mining engineer David Reeves reveals how gold is extracted from what was once Australia's largest open cut gold mine, Super Pit, using explosives and understanding the weather ...

Mining engineer David Reeves reveals how gold is extracted from what was once Australia's largest open cut gold mine, Super Pit, using explosives and understanding the weather conditions.

What is gold?
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What is gold?

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Dr Rob breaks down the chemical characteristics of gold and reveals why it is so valuable, useful and unique.

Dr Rob breaks down the chemical characteristics of gold and reveals why it is so valuable, useful and unique.

Extracting gold from rocks
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Extracting gold from rocks

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Metallurgist Geoff Mazzucchelli demonstrates the process of extracting gold from iron ore, using machinery, chemicals and water.

Metallurgist Geoff Mazzucchelli demonstrates the process of extracting gold from iron ore, using machinery, chemicals and water.

Manufacturing gold into coins and medallions
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Manufacturing gold into coins and medallions

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The Perth Mint's Paul Geoghegan demonstrates how pure gold is turned into coins and medallions, including continuous casting, annealing and minting.

The Perth Mint's Paul Geoghegan demonstrates how pure gold is turned into coins and medallions, including continuous casting, annealing and minting.

Environmentally friendly method of elution
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Environmentally friendly method of elution

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The CSIRO's Coby Sutcliffe reveals a more environmentally friendly way of processing gold by using thiosulfate for elution rather than cyanide.

The CSIRO's Coby Sutcliffe reveals a more environmentally friendly way of processing gold by using thiosulfate for elution rather than cyanide.

Workplace safety and pollution in China
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Workplace safety and pollution in China

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Behind The News investigates how China is managing workplace safety and pollution amid its booming manufacturing industry and economic growth.

Behind The News investigates how China is managing workplace safety and pollution amid its booming manufacturing industry and economic growth.

Tsunami and earthquake warning systems
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Tsunami and earthquake warning systems

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After the 2010 Mentawai earthquake and tsunami, Behind The News explains what causes tsunamis and what systems are in place to warn people.

After the 2010 Mentawai earthquake and tsunami, Behind The News explains what causes tsunamis and what systems are in place to warn people.

Free-range pig farming
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Free-range pig farming

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Behind The News explains what freerange pig farming is and why some groups think getting rid of gestation stalls are better for the animals.

Behind The News explains what freerange pig farming is and why some groups think getting rid of gestation stalls are better for the animals.

Passenger aircraft groundings
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Passenger aircraft groundings

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Following emergency landings with Airbus A380s and Boeing 747s, Behind The News explains why airlines ground their aircraft and how companies are affected by such problems.

Following emergency landings with Airbus A380s and Boeing 747s, Behind The News explains why airlines ground their aircraft and how companies are affected by such problems.

Using podcasts in class
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Using podcasts in class

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Behind The News explains what podcasts are and how they are being used in a school in Italy to teach media production.

Behind The News explains what podcasts are and how they are being used in a school in Italy to teach media production.