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Protein Structure
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Protein Structure

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how amino acids interact in a protein, what a "folded protein" means and what happens to the three dimensional structure of the protein ...

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how amino acids interact in a protein, what a "folded protein" means and what happens to the three dimensional structure of the protein when it's tenderised or cooked.

Energy in Food
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Energy in Food

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how our bodies breakdown carbohydrates into glucose molecules, the storage of these glucose molecules in the polymer glycogen, and how we ...

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how our bodies breakdown carbohydrates into glucose molecules, the storage of these glucose molecules in the polymer glycogen, and how we reprocess this glycogen as energy when we are sleeping or exercising. While they're at it, Melissa and the Food Lab team discuss how much energy an oyster really contains.

Capsaicin
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Capsaicin

Dr Joel Gilmore explains why chillies are so hot, where the heat comes from and how to avoid the strongest part of the fruit. Hint: it's not actually the seeds!

Dr Joel Gilmore explains why chillies are so hot, where the heat comes from and how to avoid the strongest part of the fruit. Hint: it's not actually the seeds!

Pineapple caramel
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Pineapple caramel

Ben Milbourne flambés some caramel pineapple, and Dr Joel Gilmore explains what flambéing is and what's happening to the alcohol. When alcohol is heated, the ethanol moves to ...

Ben Milbourne flambés some caramel pineapple, and Dr Joel Gilmore explains what flambéing is and what's happening to the alcohol. When alcohol is heated, the ethanol moves to the surface of the liquid and the vapour pressure increases, allowing it to catch fire and evaporate.

Starch
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Starch

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald teaches us about the unique properties of starch. Starch is a polymeric carbohydrate that is usually produced at night; giving it a specific ...

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald teaches us about the unique properties of starch. Starch is a polymeric carbohydrate that is usually produced at night; giving it a specific semi-crystalline structure. When these semi-crystalline regions are introduced to heat and water they become soluble, undergoing recrystallisation when cooled (glass transition), but if you continue to add heat and water the starch granules bind the water and cause gelatinisation.

Resting Meat
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Resting Meat

Ben Milbourne rest his freshly barbecued rack of lamb, Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how heat and stressors cause proteins to loose their quaternary structure ...

Ben Milbourne rest his freshly barbecued rack of lamb, Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how heat and stressors cause proteins to loose their quaternary structure (denaturation), and we learn how resting meat helps retain moisture.

Street Science
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Street Science: Big Bam Boom

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  Discovery Channel  |  May 20, 2018
Kevin Delaney and his team of experts show how explosive hydrogen peroxide can really be. Plus, combining ping pong balls with pressurised liquid nitrogen.

Kevin Delaney and his team of experts show how explosive hydrogen peroxide can really be. Plus, combining ping pong balls with pressurised liquid nitrogen.

How To Win At Everything
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How To Win At Everything

Episode 1  |  National Geographic  |  January 17, 2017
Find out how to use Newton's law of inertia to whip a tablecloth out from under the objects on it. Put your skull to good use in amplifying the reach of your electronic key ...

Find out how to use Newton's law of inertia to whip a tablecloth out from under the objects on it. Put your skull to good use in amplifying the reach of your electronic key fob in large car parks.

The Periodic Table
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The Periodic Table

ABC  |  August 23, 2010
The Periodic Table is used to explore some of the more than 100 elements in our universe. The program discovers why some are more reactive than others while looking at ...

The Periodic Table is used to explore some of the more than 100 elements in our universe. The program discovers why some are more reactive than others while looking at metals, alkali metals and halogens.

100 Greatest Discoveries
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100 Greatest Discoveries: Chemistry

Discovery Science  |  February 12, 2010
From the early work of Dalton and Priestley to modern scientists quest to create atomic particles, explore the top discoveries in the world of chemistry.

From the early work of Dalton and Priestley to modern scientists quest to create atomic particles, explore the top discoveries in the world of chemistry.

Hair Care Secrets
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Hair Care Secrets

SBS  |  May 15, 2017
The global hair care market is big business, with an estimated $34 billion US dollars spent on shampoos and conditioners across the world each year. All the major cosmetics ...

The global hair care market is big business, with an estimated $34 billion US dollars spent on shampoos and conditioners across the world each year. All the major cosmetics companies want as large a slice of the hair care pie as possible, so there are some impressive claims about what is in that little bottle. Physicist Helen Czerski and a team of experts reveal the science behind the claims and bust the greatest beauty myths, demystify the world of hair and sort the pseudoscience from the true science in this world of secret research.

Chemistry: Challenges And Solutions
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Chemistry: Challenges And Solutions: Modern Materials And The Solid State: Crystals, Polymers, And Alloys

ABC ME  |  November 27, 2017
In this closing chapter, we see chemistry as not only an excellent entry point to predicting how a new material behaves, but also a continuous process of innovation and discovery.

In this closing chapter, we see chemistry as not only an excellent entry point to predicting how a new material behaves, but also a continuous process of innovation and discovery.

Genius
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Genius: Wright vs Curtiss

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  November 22, 2015
The Wright Brothers build and fly the world's first airplane, but they keep it a secret, leaving an opening for motor designer, Glenn Curtiss, to swoop in and compete to be ...

The Wright Brothers build and fly the world's first airplane, but they keep it a secret, leaving an opening for motor designer, Glenn Curtiss, to swoop in and compete to be the first to fly in public. Joseph Pulitzer's journalistic integrity is tested when young millionaire, William Randolph Hearst, sets out to be the king of the newspaper industry, using a gossip rag to revolutionise the future of journalism.

Genius
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Genius: Edison vs Tesla

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  November 29, 2015
Genius tells the story of the men and women that changed the way we live. These are the heroes, legendary icons, luminaries who changed the world through monumental ...

Genius tells the story of the men and women that changed the way we live. These are the heroes, legendary icons, luminaries who changed the world through monumental innovations and staggering ingenuity.

The Human Mind
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The Human Mind: Making Friends

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  BBC Knowledge  |  April 17, 2011
What happens when we meet other people? The mind has extraordinary powers of communication. By unlocking the secrets of our social brains, Professor Robert Winston reveals ...

What happens when we meet other people? The mind has extraordinary powers of communication. By unlocking the secrets of our social brains, Professor Robert Winston reveals what happens when we meet, talk and argue - and how to tell whether you are getting on with someone and what to do about it if you are not.

Big Ideas For A Small Planet
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Big Ideas For A Small Planet: Food

The Weather Channel  |  March 16, 2010
Addressing some of our most important environmental issues, this episode focuses on food issues with interviews and features on green products and alternative ideas that may ...

Addressing some of our most important environmental issues, this episode focuses on food issues with interviews and features on green products and alternative ideas that may transform our everyday lives.

Big Ideas For A Small Planet
24:21

Big Ideas For A Small Planet: Transportation

The Weather Channel  |  March 19, 2010
Addressing some of our most important environmental issues, this episode focuses on transportation issues with interviews and features on green products and alternative ideas ...

Addressing some of our most important environmental issues, this episode focuses on transportation issues with interviews and features on green products and alternative ideas that may transform our everyday lives.

Big Ideas For A Small Planet
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Big Ideas For A Small Planet: Grow

The Weather Channel  |  March 15, 2010
Addressing some of our most important environmental issues, this episode focuses on cultivation issues with interviews and features on green products and alternative ideas ...

Addressing some of our most important environmental issues, this episode focuses on cultivation issues with interviews and features on green products and alternative ideas that may transform our everyday lives.

Big Ideas For A Small Planet
24:21

Big Ideas For A Small Planet: Recycle

The Weather Channel  |  March 18, 2010
Addressing some of our most important environmental issues, this episode focuses on recycling issues with interviews and features on green products and alternative ideas that ...

Addressing some of our most important environmental issues, this episode focuses on recycling issues with interviews and features on green products and alternative ideas that may transform our everyday lives.

The Human Mind
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The Human Mind: Get Smart

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  BBC Knowledge  |  April 9, 2011
What happens when we meet other people? The mind has extraordinary powers of communication. By unlocking the secrets of our social brains, Professor Robert Winston reveals ...

What happens when we meet other people? The mind has extraordinary powers of communication. By unlocking the secrets of our social brains, Professor Robert Winston reveals what happens when we meet, talk and argue - and how to tell whether you are getting on with someone and what to do about it if you are not.

Big Ideas For A Small Planet
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Big Ideas For A Small Planet: Live

The Weather Channel  |  March 17, 2010
Addressing some of our most important environmental issues, this episode focuses on construction issues with interviews and features on green products and alternative ideas ...

Addressing some of our most important environmental issues, this episode focuses on construction issues with interviews and features on green products and alternative ideas that may transform our everyday lives.

The Human Mind
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The Human Mind: Personality

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  BBC Knowledge  |  April 16, 2011
In episode two Professor Robert Winston reveals how our brains shape our personality, guiding us along the extraordinary life-long roller-coaster ride we take with our minds ...

In episode two Professor Robert Winston reveals how our brains shape our personality, guiding us along the extraordinary life-long roller-coaster ride we take with our minds as we wrestle for control of behaviour. And viewers will discover when - and how - we are able to consciously alter our personality.

Big Ideas For A Small Planet
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Big Ideas For A Small Planet: Cities

The Weather Channel  |  March 26, 2010
Some of the most important environmental concerns facing humanity are examined in this series. This episode: an energy innovator submerges two turbines in New York City's East ...

Some of the most important environmental concerns facing humanity are examined in this series. This episode: an energy innovator submerges two turbines in New York City's East River.

Explore the science behind objects and things around us and what material make up their physical properties. Find out how to use your senses to observe and describe the form and function of different objects.
Ever wondered how clocks make sounds or how bumper cars works? Find out the science about how things work through this selective playlist.
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