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The future of radio
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The future of radio

Clip from Behind The News
Discover the history of radio and what the future of it might look like with the development of new technologies.

Discover the history of radio and what the future of it might look like with the development of new technologies.

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

Clip from Scope
Glenn Docherty and Luke Johnston reveal two of the waste management technologies being trialled in Playford, with sensors reporting rubbish levels to council and a Clean Cube ...

Glenn Docherty and Luke Johnston reveal two of the waste management technologies being trialled in Playford, with sensors reporting rubbish levels to council and a Clean Cube that compacts waste.

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

Clip from Scope
Solar energy has its limitations and so far, homes powered by solar can quickly lose power when the sun isn't out. But new tech now means that the sun's energy can be stored ...

Solar energy has its limitations and so far, homes powered by solar can quickly lose power when the sun isn't out. But new tech now means that the sun's energy can be stored in batteries for later use in the home.

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

Clip from Behind the News
A team of Aussie school kids took part in a competition to program a robot to do some complex manoeuvres in zero gravity on the International Space Station.

A team of Aussie school kids took part in a competition to program a robot to do some complex manoeuvres in zero gravity on the International Space Station.

Drones become fossil hunters
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Drones become fossil hunters

Clip from Scope
Palaeontologists are now using drones to take images of fossils and fossil tracks to help uncover more fossils in a shorter period of time.

Palaeontologists are now using drones to take images of fossils and fossil tracks to help uncover more fossils in a shorter period of time.

The history of video games
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The history of video games

Clip from Behind the News
Find out what the first ever video game was, who made it and why.

Find out what the first ever video game was, who made it and why.

A virtual reality trip to the Moon
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A virtual reality trip to the Moon

Clip from Totally Wild
Leela Varghese travels to the Moon via a virtual reality headset at Adelaide City Library's Innovation Lab.

Leela Varghese travels to the Moon via a virtual reality headset at Adelaide City Library's Innovation Lab.

How coding and computers were invented
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How coding and computers were invented

Clip from Absolute Genius With Dick And Dom
It's a part of everyone's life these days, but where did coding come from? Why was it invented?

It's a part of everyone's life these days, but where did coding come from? Why was it invented?

CSIRAC: Australia's first computer
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CSIRAC: Australia's first computer

Clip from Scope
Scope reveals footage of scientists using the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Automatic Computer, Australia's first computer and the world's oldest surviving ...

Scope reveals footage of scientists using the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Automatic Computer, Australia's first computer and the world's oldest surviving electronic computer, dating back to 1949.

Dissecting a computer
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Dissecting a computer

Clip from Scope
Junior scientist Carrick reveals what's inside a computer when he 'dissects' it, describing the components of the PC, including the motherboard, CPU, RAM, and hard drive.

Junior scientist Carrick reveals what's inside a computer when he 'dissects' it, describing the components of the PC, including the motherboard, CPU, RAM, and hard drive.

Introduction to cloud computing
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Introduction to cloud computing

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News reveals how cloud computing works and why it is useful.

Behind The News reveals how cloud computing works and why it is useful.

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

Clip from Scope
Griffith University's Jun Jo reveals how a smart vision drone uses artificial intelligence to recognise people using feature detection, and follow them around.

Griffith University's Jun Jo reveals how a smart vision drone uses artificial intelligence to recognise people using feature detection, and follow them around.

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

Clip from Scope
CSIRO's Karl Forcey demonstrates how researchers use Starbug X, an autonomous underwater vehicle, to study the sea floor, monitoring water quality and creating high-resolution ...

CSIRO's Karl Forcey demonstrates how researchers use Starbug X, an autonomous underwater vehicle, to study the sea floor, monitoring water quality and creating high-resolution images of the marine environment.

The basics of Facebook
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The basics of Facebook

Clip from Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook
An overview of Facebook and the effect of the network.

An overview of Facebook and the effect of the network.

Conservation using virtual reality
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Conservation using virtual reality

Clip from Scope
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 ...

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.

Your data and security
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Your data and security

Clip from Behind the News
Behind The News meets a family as they learn how their data is tracked, how advertisers make use of it to target advertising, and how much information they can keep secure.

Behind The News meets a family as they learn how their data is tracked, how advertisers make use of it to target advertising, and how much information they can keep secure.

Teaching computer coding to students
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Teaching computer coding to students

Clip from Behind The News
A campaign has been launched to encourage more kids to learn the language of computers.

A campaign has been launched to encourage more kids to learn the language of computers.

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

Clip from Scope
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 ...

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.

3D modelling shipwrecks
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3D modelling shipwrecks

Clip from Scope
Flinders University marine archaeologist John McCarthy explains how digital cameras and photogrammetry are used to create 3D models of shipwrecks.

Flinders University marine archaeologist John McCarthy explains how digital cameras and photogrammetry are used to create 3D models of shipwrecks.

Solving the malaria puzzle
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Solving the malaria puzzle

Clip from Scope
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 ...

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!

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

Clip from Scope
Artist and scientist, Dr Jason Nelson explains his new interactive artwork aimed at teaching kids about science. His installation is a giant touch screen that explores images ...

Artist and scientist, Dr Jason Nelson explains his new interactive artwork aimed at teaching kids about science. His installation is a giant touch screen that explores images from engineering to biology. He also has built an enormous interactive gaming wall.

Making a circuit with playdough
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Making a circuit with playdough

Clip from Scope
Junior scientist Jayden demonstrates how playdough conducts electricity in a circuit.

Junior scientist Jayden demonstrates how playdough conducts electricity in a circuit.

What high-definition TV is
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What high-definition TV is

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News explains what highdefinition TV is, how it's different to other types of television in history, and the technology behind it.

Behind The News explains what highdefinition TV is, how it's different to other types of television in history, and the technology behind it.

Why the world needs hackers
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Why the world needs hackers

Clip from Behind the News
Behind The News finds out why businesses and governments are keen to recruit hackers, and what skills people need to help fight cybercrime.

Behind The News finds out why businesses and governments are keen to recruit hackers, and what skills people need to help fight cybercrime.

A fully digital hospital of the future
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A fully digital hospital of the future

Clip from Scope
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 ...

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.

South Korean gaming tournament
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South Korean gaming tournament

Clip from Behind The News
Behind The News examines the place of gaming culture in South Korea and what it takes to succeed in tournaments.

Behind The News examines the place of gaming culture in South Korea and what it takes to succeed in tournaments.

Prototype This!
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Prototype This! Virtual Sea Adventure

Season 1 Episode 11 Discovery Science October 21, 2016
More inventions come into play - with a little bit more sophistication. These prototypes are the products of the future. Tune in to find out the clever solutions that lie ahead.

More inventions come into play - with a little bit more sophistication. These prototypes are the products of the future. Tune in to find out the clever solutions that lie ahead.

Prototype This!
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Prototype This! Mind Controlled Car

Season 1 Episode 6 Discovery Science October 14, 2016
The team's first project is a car that can cut back on its power if the driver experiences road rage. This prototype will be tested in a demolition derby.

The team's first project is a car that can cut back on its power if the driver experiences road rage. This prototype will be tested in a demolition derby.

Prototype This!
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Prototype This! Boxing Robots

Season 1 Episode 1 Discovery Science October 7, 2016
The inventors have two weeks to create two giant robot boxers that are controlled by the movements of two people shadow-boxing.

The inventors have two weeks to create two giant robot boxers that are controlled by the movements of two people shadow-boxing.

Google and The World Brain
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Google and The World Brain

ABC July 6, 2014
Google And The World Brain radically questions the nature of the Internet. The film uses Google Books as a prism through which issues of data-mining, copyright, freedom and ...

Google And The World Brain radically questions the nature of the Internet. The film uses Google Books as a prism through which issues of data-mining, copyright, freedom and surveillance are illuminated.

Designers
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Designers Agriculture

Season 1 Episode 8 ABC ME October 23, 2014
A farmer shows us the system she designed for breeding alpacas and farming them for wool production. Another farmer details the system he has devised for growing and ...

A farmer shows us the system she designed for breeding alpacas and farming them for wool production. Another farmer details the system he has devised for growing and distributing hydroponic lettuces.

Designers
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Designers Timber Furniture

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC ME February 10, 2015
A timber furniture designer shows how a bench and a screen are made: from the selection of the right timbers to construction using traditional joinery and woodworking machines.

A timber furniture designer shows how a bench and a screen are made: from the selection of the right timbers to construction using traditional joinery and woodworking machines.

Digital Dissidents
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Digital Dissidents

Episode 1 Al Jazeera English March 24, 2016
Assange and Snowden - a rare insight into the personal experiences of the most famous whistleblowers of the 21st century. What drives them to speak out?

Assange and Snowden - a rare insight into the personal experiences of the most famous whistleblowers of the 21st century. What drives them to speak out?

Cyberwar Threat
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Cyberwar Threat

SBS June 27, 2016
The global cyberwar is heating up and the stakes are no longer limited to the virtual world of computers. Now, thanks in part to secret documents released by Edward Snowden, ...

The global cyberwar is heating up and the stakes are no longer limited to the virtual world of computers. Now, thanks in part to secret documents released by Edward Snowden, the true scale of the National Security Agency's scope and power is coming to light. NOVA examines the science and technology behind cyber warfare and asks if we are already in the midst of a deadly new arms race.

Social Media Me
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Social Media Me

Episode 1 ABC ME May 4, 2017
This three-part series follows three characters' experiences with identity and self-esteem, as they navigate social media and real world relationships.

This three-part series follows three characters' experiences with identity and self-esteem, as they navigate social media and real world relationships.

Social Media Me
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Social Media Me

Episode 2 ABC ME May 11, 2017
This three-part series follows three characters' experiences with identity and self-esteem, as they navigate social media and real world relationships.

This three-part series follows three characters' experiences with identity and self-esteem, as they navigate social media and real world relationships.

The Machine That Changed The World
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The Machine That Changed The World

SBS July 11, 2014
In the early '60s, to talk about computer science meant talking about enormous calculators that were seen as pure science fiction to the vast majority. In 1963 the IBM PDP-1 ...

In the early '60s, to talk about computer science meant talking about enormous calculators that were seen as pure science fiction to the vast majority. In 1963 the IBM PDP-1 occupied an entire room, cost $100,000 and was in few specialised laboratories. And while the world dreams about and fears this object of the future, in that small lab with tainted black windows, four pioneers invented the P101, ''the first desk top computer of the world". This is the birth of our age.

Designers
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Designers Fashion

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC ME October 16, 2014
A fashion designer for a street-wear label reveals the process that turns a sketch in his notebook into a garment hanging on the rack in a clothes shop. We see all the steps ...

A fashion designer for a street-wear label reveals the process that turns a sketch in his notebook into a garment hanging on the rack in a clothes shop. We see all the steps in the process.

Designers
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Designers Website

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC February 21, 2010
The ABC Online team design and implement a new look for the JJJ Oz Music Month website. This site for Australian music features interactive and streaming delivery of information.

The ABC Online team design and implement a new look for the JJJ Oz Music Month website. This site for Australian music features interactive and streaming delivery of information.

Designers
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Designers Car

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC ME October 9, 2014
Two young automotive designers develop their concepts for the exterior and interior of a car. Their ideas are refined through the construction of full-scale clay models, and ...

Two young automotive designers develop their concepts for the exterior and interior of a car. Their ideas are refined through the construction of full-scale clay models, and finally we see the cars being built on the assembly line.

Prototype This!
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Prototype This! Six-Legged All Terrain Vehicle

Season 1 Episode 7 SBS March 12, 2011
After attempting to climb through several different terrains in a regular ATV (quad-bike), the inventors realise that the wheels are not sturdy enough and cannot negotiate the ...

After attempting to climb through several different terrains in a regular ATV (quad-bike), the inventors realise that the wheels are not sturdy enough and cannot negotiate the many obstacles they come across in the wilderness. They must redesign the legs so they can withstand the weight of the aluminium chassis as well as the driver of the machine. After hours of gruelling tests of different materials, there is only one material that can support the weight while still allowing the vehicle to 'walk' over any surface.

Prototype This!
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Prototype This! Backyard Waterslide Simulator

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS March 19, 2011
The team of inventors takes-on the future of thrill rides by attempting to build a waterslide simulator that lasts three times as long as an amusement park waterslide while ...

The team of inventors takes-on the future of thrill rides by attempting to build a waterslide simulator that lasts three times as long as an amusement park waterslide while also combining all the twists, drops and turns of several slides into one simulator. The prototype grows to three stories tall with almost five tons worth of materials. Can the guys complete this engineering feat in only two weeks?

How to Find Love Online
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How to Find Love Online

SBS June 12, 2016
The Internet has transformed every part of our lives and is now changing arguably the most important part - our love lives. Internet dating is now the second most common way ...

The Internet has transformed every part of our lives and is now changing arguably the most important part - our love lives. Internet dating is now the second most common way that couples meet. But what is the best way to make the online search for love successful? What are the 'matchmaking' algorithms that the big companies use? Do they really deliver the goods, or is it just clever marketing and actually a giant con? And is there really any science involved? Dr Hannah Fry and Dr Xand Van Tulleken investigate.

The Age of Big Data
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The Age of Big Data

SBS January 6, 2014
Every day we produce more data than the human race did from the dawn of civilisation until the year 2000. Twitter, search engines, scientific experiments, stock markets - ...

Every day we produce more data than the human race did from the dawn of civilisation until the year 2000. Twitter, search engines, scientific experiments, stock markets - these colossal databases can be mined for valuable, sometimes mind-blowing, insights using the most sophisticated algorithms ever created. This documentary explores how scientists are using technology and innovation to search data.

Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook
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Mark Zuckerberg: Inside Facebook

ABC April 14, 2012
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.

Web Warriors
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Web Warriors

ABC January 11, 2012
Web Warriors offers an unprecedented glimpse into the world's newest and most vulnerable frontier: cyberspace. The film takes us into the world of hackers like Mafia Boy - a ...

Web Warriors offers an unprecedented glimpse into the world's newest and most vulnerable frontier: cyberspace. The film takes us into the world of hackers like Mafia Boy - a 15-year-old high school student who rose to infamy in 2000 by causing millions of dollars in damage after single-handedly shutting down internet giants - including Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, Dell, eTrade, and CNN. We meet Donnie who goes on a journey into the Russian cyber underground searching for the creators of a computer virus with the hopes of collecting the $250,000 reward being offered by Microsoft.

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