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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: Curve Your Enthusiasm

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  Discovery Channel  |  July 23, 2018
Kevin and his group of experts explore the secret science behind the laws of motion, teaming up with pro athletes to discover how a curveball works and how to make a football ...

Kevin and his group of experts explore the secret science behind the laws of motion, teaming up with pro athletes to discover how a curveball works and how to make a football do unbelievable things.

Street Science
20:42

Street Science

Season 2  |  Episode 14  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 20, 2018
Kevin Delaney and his team of experts test the laws of gravity by dropping a bowling ball, a fridge, and a 2.5-tonne pick-up truck from a 45m-high crane.

Kevin Delaney and his team of experts test the laws of gravity by dropping a bowling ball, a fridge, and a 2.5-tonne pick-up truck from a 45m-high crane.

Street Science
22:12

Street Science: Masters of Fire

Season 2  |  Episode 10  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 14, 2018
Kevin takes on the ultimate fire challenge. Using cutting-edge science experiments, he investigates how a person can eat fire, walk on fire, and be set on fire.

Kevin takes on the ultimate fire challenge. Using cutting-edge science experiments, he investigates how a person can eat fire, walk on fire, and be set on fire.

Street Science
22:13

Street Science: Monster Water Gun

Season 2  |  Episode 11  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 17, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts try to build the world's largest and most powerful water gun. Has the mega weapon got the muscle to shoot through concrete?

Kevin and his team of experts try to build the world's largest and most powerful water gun. Has the mega weapon got the muscle to shoot through concrete?

Street Science
22:55

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.

Street Science
23:23

Street Science: Rocket Blast

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  Discovery Channel  |  May 21, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts explore the amazing science behind rockets, using unconventional materials to power homemade projectiles to incredible heights.

Kevin and his team of experts explore the amazing science behind rockets, using unconventional materials to power homemade projectiles to incredible heights.

Street Science
22:24

Street Science: Dueling Infernos

Season 2  |  Episode 12  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 18, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts investigate how a basic backyard grill can make a huge explosion. Using cutting-edge science experiments, they test which gases make the biggest ...

Kevin and his team of experts investigate how a basic backyard grill can make a huge explosion. Using cutting-edge science experiments, they test which gases make the biggest inferno.

Street Science
22:00

Street Science

Season 2  |  Episode 13  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 19, 2018
Kevin uses cutting-edge experiments to investigate the hidden dangers of a car crash, and if everyday objects can stop an arrow fired from a high-powered crossbow.

Kevin uses cutting-edge experiments to investigate the hidden dangers of a car crash, and if everyday objects can stop an arrow fired from a high-powered crossbow.

Street Science
22:02

Street Science: Forces of Nature

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 9, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts use the incredible power of magnetic forces to crush objects and perform amazing feats of levitation.

Kevin and his team of experts use the incredible power of magnetic forces to crush objects and perform amazing feats of levitation.

Street Science
23:03

Street Science: Fire Tornado

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  Discovery Channel  |  May 22, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts explore the incredible science behind fire, showing how to make it rain fire and how to create a fire tornado.

Kevin and his team of experts explore the incredible science behind fire, showing how to make it rain fire and how to create a fire tornado.

Street Science
22:14

Street Science: Hollywood Explosions

Season 2  |  Episode 9  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 13, 2018
Kevin investigates the explosive power of gasoline. Does a tank of gas really explode like it does in movies? Plus, how do you make a Hollywood-style fireball?

Kevin investigates the explosive power of gasoline. Does a tank of gas really explode like it does in movies? Plus, how do you make a Hollywood-style fireball?

Street Science
22:15

Street Science: The Invincible Fire

Season 2  |  Episode 8  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 12, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts use the hottest man-made substance on Earth to build a fire that can't be stopped. They put this strange material to the test to see if it can ...

Kevin and his team of experts use the hottest man-made substance on Earth to build a fire that can't be stopped. They put this strange material to the test to see if it can really burn through anything, including armour-grade steel.

Street Science
23:08

Street Science: Flying Saucers

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  Discovery Channel  |  May 23, 2018
Kevin and his team of science experts use a racecar to put a new twist on an old magic trick and show what it takes to build homemade hovercrafts.

Kevin and his team of science experts use a racecar to put a new twist on an old magic trick and show what it takes to build homemade hovercrafts.

Street Science
22:33

Street Science: Fire Sword

Season 2  |  Episode 7  |  Discovery Channel  |  May 22, 2018
Kevin Delaney and his team of experts build a flaming sword and use it to destroy everything in its path.

Kevin Delaney and his team of experts build a flaming sword and use it to destroy everything in its path.

Street Science
23:24

Street Science: Strange Goo

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  Discovery Channel  |  July 22, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts explore the strange science behind oobleck, a bizarre material that can behave as both a solid and a liquid.

Kevin and his team of experts explore the strange science behind oobleck, a bizarre material that can behave as both a solid and a liquid.

Street Science
22:00

Street Science: Superpowered Glue

Season 2  |  Episode 6  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 10, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts reveal the magic of one of the strongest glues on Earth. They find out if just a few drops can keep a bungee jumper safe, and if it can lift ...

Kevin and his team of experts reveal the magic of one of the strongest glues on Earth. They find out if just a few drops can keep a bungee jumper safe, and if it can lift thousands of kilos.

Street Science
21:49

Street Science: Fireball Launcher

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 9, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts face off in a fireball launcher showdown to test the dangerous and awesome properties of fire.

Kevin and his team of experts face off in a fireball launcher showdown to test the dangerous and awesome properties of fire.

Street Science
21:59

Street Science: Homemade Lightning

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  Discovery Channel  |  June 8, 2018
Kevin and his team create homemade lightning bolts and build replica lightsabres using a giant Tesla coil. Then, they use everyday items to make a big explosion.

Kevin and his team create homemade lightning bolts and build replica lightsabres using a giant Tesla coil. Then, they use everyday items to make a big explosion.

Street Science
23:47

Street Science: Red Hot Nickel Ball

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  Discovery Channel  |  May 24, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts explore the incredible science behind food, showing just how to cook with a red hot nickel ball, and how a bunch of bananas can be transformed ...

Kevin and his team of experts explore the incredible science behind food, showing just how to cook with a red hot nickel ball, and how a bunch of bananas can be transformed into a piano.

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.

Street Science
23:15

Street Science: Fire Vortex

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  Discovery Channel  |  July 24, 2018
Kevin and his team of science experts head to the streets to show what it takes to build a vortex cannon that can pump out a ring of fire. Later, they transform everyday ...

Kevin and his team of science experts head to the streets to show what it takes to build a vortex cannon that can pump out a ring of fire. Later, they transform everyday objects into explosive fireballs.

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.

Street Science
23:28

Street Science: Fistful of Flames

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  Discovery Channel  |  July 26, 2018
Kevin and his team of experts investigate the secret science at work in your kitchen. They show how you can hold fire in the palm of your hand, reveal what it takes to break a ...

Kevin and his team of experts investigate the secret science at work in your kitchen. They show how you can hold fire in the palm of your hand, reveal what it takes to break a wine glass with sound, and discover incredible uses for fire extinguishers.

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.

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: 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
24:21

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
24:12

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
49:06

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
24:21

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
50:37

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
23:39

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.

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