Dissecting a computer
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Dissecting a computer

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Tune in and get ready to talk tech as this episode of SCOPE reveals the latest and greatest advancements in the world of technology!

Tune in and get ready to talk tech as this episode of SCOPE reveals the latest and greatest advancements in the world of technology!

Solar batteries could soon power your home
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Solar batteries could soon power your home

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On this episode of SCOPE it's all about the technology that's likely to change our lives in the future. From standing desks to skin scanners, we've got it covered on this all ...

On this episode of SCOPE it's all about the technology that's likely to change our lives in the future. From standing desks to skin scanners, we've got it covered on this all new episode.

Artificial intelligence 'smart vision' drone
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Artificial intelligence 'smart vision' drone

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We explore the amazing to the mysterious, from facial recognition drones to ancient artefacts, in this episode: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

We explore the amazing to the mysterious, from facial recognition drones to ancient artefacts, in this episode: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Introduction to cloud computing
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Introduction to cloud computing

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E. COLI Thousands of people have been made sick and 22 have died after an outbreak of E. Coli. It started in Germany and has spread through Europe and has even reached the ...

E. COLI Thousands of people have been made sick and 22 have died after an outbreak of E. Coli. It started in Germany and has spread through Europe and has even reached the U.S. Now Australian doctors have been warned to look out for the symptoms here. So, what is E. Coli and how does it start? CLOUD COMPUTING These days we have so many devices in our lives. Computers, laptops, phones, mp3 players, tablet computers, digital cameras and more. This week Apple has announced the next technology breakthrough will be in "cloud computing". So, what is it, and how will it affect you? ABSTRACT ART A 4 year old Australian girl has just sold one of her paintings for $24,000. Some art lovers have praised her natural talents. But just as many are saying that a child throwing paint at a canvas isn't really art at all. So, what is art? And in the world of abstract art, how can you tell the difference between a masterpiece and a mess? GOOD MANNERS In the past, a lot of importance was placed on having good manners. There were even special schools devoted to learning what was polite and proper. So what about today? Are we letting our manners slip? Or have we developed a different idea about what it means to be polite? TASSIE DEVILS A few years ago BtN reported on the problems facing Tasmanian Devils. They were in danger of being wiped out by an unusual disease. Since then a team of zoo keepers has been working hard to save these iconic Australian animals.

South Korean gaming tournament
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South Korean gaming tournament

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SPORT DOPING When a 16 year old Chinese girl won a gold medal for swimming in the Olympics it should have been a time for mass celebration. But very quickly people started to ...

SPORT DOPING When a 16 year old Chinese girl won a gold medal for swimming in the Olympics it should have been a time for mass celebration. But very quickly people started to raise questions about whether such an impressive performance would have been possible without cheating. It seems unfair, especially as there's no proof against the girl. But once again the debate about performance enhancing drugs has hit the headlines. MEDIA INTRUSION A few weeks ago a 13 year old girl was killed in a quad bike accident. It was a horrible moment for her family that was made worse by the media coverage that followed. Helicopters flew overhead recording vision and reporters drove onto the property to get photos. Is it fair for them to be going to that length to get the story? Or do the family have the right to grieve in private? KOREAN GAMERS Imagine a world where playing computer games is a national sport. That's what it's like in South Korea. The best gamers have become rich and famous and are treated like pop stars. But to get to this level of gaming takes a lot of time, effort and sacrifice. I AM ELEVEN What's it like being eleven? One Melbourne filmmaker reckons it's about the best age that you can be. She's made a film that's all about being eleven. She's talked to kids all around the world and Sarah found out what some of them had to say. RACE WALKING One event you might see at the Olympics is race walking. Walking might sound like a really easy sport but there's a lot more to race walking than you might think. We meet an up-and-coming race walker and he takes us through the rules of the sport.

Solving the malaria puzzle
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Solving the malaria puzzle

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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 ...

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!

The basics of Facebook
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The basics of Facebook

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In just seven years, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from his Harvard college dorm to running a business with 800 million users, and a possible value of $100 billion. His idea to ...

In just seven years, Mark Zuckerberg has gone from his Harvard college dorm to running a business with 800 million users, and a possible value of $100 billion. His idea to 'make the world more open and connected' has sparked a revolution in communication.

Surveying the sea floor with Starbug X
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Surveying the sea floor with Starbug X

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We discover some of the newest tech and robots on the scene from swarming robots to driverless vehicles on this episode: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

We discover some of the newest tech and robots on the scene from swarming robots to driverless vehicles on this episode: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

The future of radio
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The future of radio

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The release of journalist Peter Greste came as a huge relief to the thousands of people who'd campaigned for his release from an Egyptian jail. But how many other journalists ...

The release of journalist Peter Greste came as a huge relief to the thousands of people who'd campaigned for his release from an Egyptian jail. But how many other journalists are still facing a similar situation around the world; Prime Minister Tony Abbott spent this week fighting for his job, after his falling popularity spooked some of his colleagues into considering a leadership change. That situation is all still playing out. But how do politicians know if a leader is popular or not, if they haven't just been through an election? The answer is opinion polls. Plus, there are teaching resources for our stories on Dairy Diet and World Media Day.

Making rubbish collection 'smarter'
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Making rubbish collection 'smarter'

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We're taking a renewable ride into the future with solar cars, cloud DIYs and roof gardens in this inspiring episode: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

We're taking a renewable ride into the future with solar cars, cloud DIYs and roof gardens in this inspiring episode: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.

Amazing, thought powered bionic spine
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Amazing, thought powered bionic spine

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Healthy Science: Open wide and say 'ahh' as Dr Rob feeds you you're weekly dosage of science with a prescribed episode of SCOPE! Dr Rob heads out of the bunker to visit ...

Healthy Science: Open wide and say 'ahh' as Dr Rob feeds you you're weekly dosage of science with a prescribed episode of SCOPE! Dr Rob heads out of the bunker to visit Australia's first fully digital hospital, we check out a device that's turning tedious breathing exercises into an exciting tablet game and we explore the science behind healthy bones! Bionic Spine: Usually when you break a bone, your body can repair it in a couple of months. But when it comes to the spine, breaking a bone can rob someone of their ability to walk! That's why Dr Nick Opie and Gil Rind from the University of Melbourne are working on a device which could one day help paraplegics get back on their feet. Digital Hospital: What is a digital hospital? Dr Rob caught up with Dr Clair Sullivan from the Princess Alexandra Hospital to find out! Join him, as he finds out how this 21st century hospital made the transition from the tangible to the digital! DIY Science - Fake Snot: Snot is gross, but it plays an important role in the body's immune system! Join junior scientist Phoebe, as she whips up a batch of fake snot that has the same consistency and viscosity as the real thing! Cyber Gaming for Cystic Fibrosis: As you can imagine, an hour of repetitive breathing exercises every single day can become a tedious ordeal! But unfortunately, that's the fate that awaits the countless children living with cystic fibrosis. Elliot Smith from the University of Queensland has developed a device that turns these dreary breathing exercises into a fun video game! Bone Health: Your skeletal system is one of the most important parts of your body. And Paul Anderson and Jackson Ryan from the University of South Australia, are researching new ways to keep your bones in tip-top shape! All that and more on a very health-conscience episode of SCOPE: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary!

3D modelling shipwrecks
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3D modelling shipwrecks

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Technology is all around us and it's changing at an ever increasing speed. Luckily Lee has a brand new episode of SCOPE to keep you up to date with all these amazing ...

Technology is all around us and it's changing at an ever increasing speed. Luckily Lee has a brand new episode of SCOPE to keep you up to date with all these amazing technological advantages! We dive beneath the waves with some marine archaeology, we strap on our virtual reality headset for a cycle and we meet weaver the 6 legged robot! 3D Marine Archaeology Most archaeological digs happen above land, but not the ones John McCarthy from Flinders University is involved with! Join John as he shows off some of the amazing tech he uses to capture and showcase his deep sea discoveries! Diving Tech Practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect! Luckily, Raymond Cohen from the CSIRO has developed a computer program that ensures Australia's elite divers are perfectly practicing! VR Cycling Usually, you'd have to train for years as an elite cyclist to zip around the velodrome. Now, thanks to Johnathan Shepard from Griffith University and some impressive technology, anyone can experience this thrill in virtual reality! DIY - Playdough Circuits You're never too old to play with playdough! And as junior scientist Jayden demonstrates, you're never too old to learn about electrical circuits either! Remote Communications Electronic communication is an essential part of everyone's lives. But the further you head out of our cities, the harder that becomes. Join David Haley and Tom Rayner from Myriota as they explain how their simple piece of technology could solve this problem forever! Weaver Robot What has no pulse, 6 limbs and can travers almost any terrain? Weaver 6-legged the robot of course! Join his creator Dr Navinda Kottege as he explains what makes this robotic hexapod so special! All that and more on a technological episode of SCOPE!

The history of video games
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The history of video games

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The inaugural BTN Teacher Awards! Is your teacher something special? Do they go above and beyond to make your learning fun? Well BTN would like to hear from you! This week ...

The inaugural BTN Teacher Awards! Is your teacher something special? Do they go above and beyond to make your learning fun? Well BTN would like to hear from you! This week we're launching a new national competition to find Australia's most special teacher. All it takes to nominate them is a short video telling (and showing) us why you think they are the best. Tune in next week for all the details! Holden Closure This week marks the end of an era, as Holden's car manufacturing plant in South Australia closes its doors for good. It's a huge moment for workers and for the whole country, as we see the end of car manufacturing in Australia. We'll take a look at the history of this industry and find out what the future might hold for those affected. Space Discovery For the first time ever, scientists have traced gravitational waves through outer space to their source. That sounds exciting - but what does it mean? We'll find out how the discovery was made and why astronomers say it will change the way we look at the universe. Quoll Return It's been more than 50 years since Eastern Quolls became extinct on mainland Australia. But now the little marsupials are set for a comeback. Conservationists are taking quolls from a sanctuary in Tasmania and releasing them into a national park in New South Wales. We find out a bit more about the project and why it's good news for both quolls and the environment. Teaching resources included Learning Areas - Science / Science Understanding / Biological sciences: Living things have life cycles Year 4 Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive. (Year 4) Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment. (Year 5) The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (Year 6) Teaching Australia Teaching is one of the most important jobs out there. So to celebrate all of the amazing work that teachers do each and every year, we're is launching a new competition - the BTN Teacher Awards! But first, we're going to find out a little more about what this job actually involves and how it's changed over the past hundred years. BTN Investigates - the History of Video Games BTN viewer Mini has asked us to find out what the first ever game was, who made it and why? Well Mini, you've come to the right place. We've put avid gamer Ruby on the case - tune in next week for her answer. Teaching resources included Learning Areas - Digital Technologies / Knowledge and Understanding: Examine how whole numbers are used to represent all data in digital systems (Years 5 and 6) Digital Technologies / Processes and Production Skills: Implement digital solutions as simple visual programs involving branching, iteration (repetition), and user input (Years 5 and 6) Implement and modify programs with user interfaces involving branching, iteration and functions in a general-purpose programming language (Years 7 and 8) Design and Technologies / Processes and Production Skills: Generate, develop and communicate design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques (Years 5 and 6)

Conservation using virtual reality
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Conservation using virtual reality

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Science Au Naturel: Sometimes it's good to take a step back, smell the roses and appreciate all thing au naturel. On this special episode of SCOPE, we take an in-depth look ...

Science Au Naturel: Sometimes it's good to take a step back, smell the roses and appreciate all thing au naturel. On this special episode of SCOPE, we take an in-depth look at the natural world! There's a sea plant revival, we learn how captive penguins keep cool and we travel around the world without actually leaving the room. Crayweed Revival: Forests are an integral part of many ecosystems. But did you know they exist both above and below water? Join Dr Adriana Verges, Dr Alexandra Campbell and Dr Ziggy Marzinelli as they explain how they're helping repopulate and maintain one of the largest underwater forests of the coast of Sydney. Environmental Home: Houses come in all shapes and sizes; but this house is rather special. As Tony O'Connell from TS constructions explains this house is one of the most energy efficient in Australia! DIY Science - Make a Terrarium: If you locked a plant away in a jar, you'd expect it to perish rather quickly. However, as DIY scientist Charlotte discovers, in a closed terrarium plants can recycle their old water almost indefinitely! Home Away from Home: Australia's climate is a far fetch from Antarctica's frozen tundras. So how do you take care of Antarctica's most famous birds when they call Australia home? Well, as Tanith Davis from Sea Life explains, it takes a lot of ice and a powerful freezer! Virtual Reality Conservations: Imagine if you could travel all over the world without ever leaving your seat! What would you do? Well, Professor Kerrie Mengersen has that power in the form of virtual reality! And she's using it to help save endangered animals around the world.

Drones become fossil hunters
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Drones become fossil hunters

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On this episode of SCOPE it's all about the technology that's likely to change our lives in the future. From standing desks to skin scanners, we've got it covered on this all ...

On this episode of SCOPE it's all about the technology that's likely to change our lives in the future. From standing desks to skin scanners, we've got it covered on this all new episode.

Making a circuit with playdough
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Making a circuit with playdough

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Technology is all around us and it's changing at an ever increasing speed. Luckily Lee has a brand new episode of SCOPE to keep you up to date with all these amazing ...

Technology is all around us and it's changing at an ever increasing speed. Luckily Lee has a brand new episode of SCOPE to keep you up to date with all these amazing technological advantages! We dive beneath the waves with some marine archaeology, we strap on our virtual reality headset for a cycle and we meet weaver the 6 legged robot! 3D Marine Archaeology Most archaeological digs happen above land, but not the ones John McCarthy from Flinders University is involved with! Join John as he shows off some of the amazing tech he uses to capture and showcase his deep sea discoveries! Diving Tech Practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect! Luckily, Raymond Cohen from the CSIRO has developed a computer program that ensures Australia's elite divers are perfectly practicing! VR Cycling Usually, you'd have to train for years as an elite cyclist to zip around the velodrome. Now, thanks to Johnathan Shepard from Griffith University and some impressive technology, anyone can experience this thrill in virtual reality! DIY - Playdough Circuits You're never too old to play with playdough! And as junior scientist Jayden demonstrates, you're never too old to learn about electrical circuits either! Remote Communications Electronic communication is an essential part of everyone's lives. But the further you head out of our cities, the harder that becomes. Join David Haley and Tom Rayner from Myriota as they explain how their simple piece of technology could solve this problem forever! Weaver Robot What has no pulse, 6 limbs and can travers almost any terrain? Weaver 6-legged the robot of course! Join his creator Dr Navinda Kottege as he explains what makes this robotic hexapod so special! All that and more on a technological episode of SCOPE!

Programming a robot on a space station
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Programming a robot on a space station

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News and current affairs for students.

News and current affairs for students.

Interactive art - where digital art meets science
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Interactive art - where digital art meets science

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On this episode of SCOPE we go back for seconds with yet another episode of Science with the Lot! From bubble soccer to puppets, we've got it covered on this all new episode.

On this episode of SCOPE we go back for seconds with yet another episode of Science with the Lot! From bubble soccer to puppets, we've got it covered on this all new episode.