When astronauts peer down on planet Earth, the one environment they all notice are the deserts, which make up a staggering 30 per cent of the land's surface. From space they look empty and lifeless. A closer look reveals a very different picture. Narrated by David Attenborough.
As the spring melts the winter snow, the full extent of Yellowstone is gradually revealed. Now, from the surrounding lowlands, herds of elk, pronghorn and bison return from their winter feeding grounds to take advantage of America's richest natural grasslands, right in the heart of Yellowstone.
We take the science of fun and games to the next level. From video games that excite the senses to robotic boats on a mission, it's all covered on this episode: where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
A build taking over 140 years finally nears completion, as the engineers and architects of Barcelona's Sagrada Familia attempt to raise the six central towers that will make it the world's tallest church. Already dominating the city's skyline, soaring over 100m tall and attracting 4.5 million visitors each year, the stone towers will push the church's height above 170m.
Innovative methods are used to build a solar powered drip irrigation system on the cheap. In Hobart, the Waste Warriors clean the school - from the staff room to the toilets - with natural cleaning products.
Our Waste Warriors get help from a garden guru and a scientist to make a vegie patch and an irrigation system a reality. Another Warrior has success at the school canteen with 'needs-only' access to plastic straws.
Cyberchondria - you wouldn't want to catch it; lowering the wildlife road toll; how a cat drinks; how to cook the perfect steak and eggs; securing world supplies of chocolate!; and lab experiments from home.
Tonight's episode opens with a whimsical scene in a movie theatre in which the history of the universe is run backwards to the big bang, the moment at which general relativity and quantum mechanics both come into play - and therefore the point at which our conventional model of reality breaks down.
In late 2010, an international team of scientists, lured by the promise of a treasure-trove of new species, ventured into an area virtually untouched since prehistory: the Makay Valley, south-west of Madagascar. In a huge labyrinth made of crumbling mountains and impenetrable canyons, larger-than-life crocodiles patrol its rivers, predators hunt day and night, and rodents hide deadly viruses in its jungles. This program tells the story of men and women pushing their own limits to explore a tantalising new world.
If you were to make a playlist of your life, what would be on it? The music of your childhood or of your teens? The music that always makes you cry or fills you with joy? In this episode we look at the power of music in all our lives - why is it so emotional, so memorable and so powerful and when much of the brain is gone can music bring it alive?
The promise of time travel has long been one of the world's favourite scientific 'what-ifs?'. Hawking explores all the possibilities, warping the very fabric of time and space as he goes. From killing your grandfather to riding a black hole, viewers will learn the pitfalls and the prospects for a technology that could quite literally, change everything.
Hamza literally bends over backwards in this episode to find out why arches are so strong. To find out how it works, we'll meet a medieval mason, build an arch out of cheese, and sing the praises of buttresses.
In the heart of Brazil, amidst the sublime setting of the Chapada Diamantina (a natural reserve in the state of Bahia), a diver stumbles upon a few strange bones at the bottom of a flooded cave. Driven by his curiosity, he consults with Castor Cartelle, a Brazilian palaeontologist who soon finds himself behind an international scientific expedition. With the help of two foreign paleontologists and a team of expert divers, Castor Cartelle and the team embark on an expedition to uncover a rare species of sloth - the ground dwelling Giant Sloth.
What can modern medicine learn from the people with the most diverse DNA on the planet? Join Mark Horstman on a unique road trip throuigh exotic Namibia where he meets geneticists searching for the origins of modern society - the DNA evidence of when hunter-gatherers became farmers. A Quest with far-reaching implications for everyone.
Catalyst returns to ABC1 with more fascinating science stories in this new series. Tonight: Catalyst goes on an investigation to uncover one of the great unknowns of the climate debate: sea level rise and: how much time would you have to get out of your house if it was burning? At the CSIRO fire testing facility in Sydney, Catalyst sets a typical boy's bedroom alight.
Tokyo flood prevention - How does a city of rivers defend itself in during flooding rain? Crying - are tears of joy different from tears of sorrow? Open plan office layout - how the open plan office can affect our health.
Voodoo could it do real harm?; Robotic Heart Surgery; marking evolutionary change with penguin feet; genetic link to placebo effectiveness; the Aussie father of the solar cell; the lost dinosaurs of Sydney!
Students will be inspired and excited by the best of cutting edge engineering. Demonstrating a broad range of engineering applications, this series focuses on the engineers themselves - who they are, what they do and how they think. Today: Two students design and construct the car of their dreams, and the engineering challenge of creating more sustainable transport solutions is explored.
Planet Earth is a celebration of our planet, the likes of which has never been seen before. A stunning television experience that combines rare action, unimaginable scale, impossible locations and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest and most elusive creatures. Narrated by David Attenborough.
They belong to a cast of characters more than 120 species strong, and they make their entrance decked out in feathers shimmering with a rainbow of iridescence. Buffleheads, Canvasbacks, Redheads, Pintails, Goldeneyes and Ruddies - they all play their parts, but the star of this show is the spectacular Wood Duck, whose dramatic and brightly-coloured good looks would be the envy of any matinee idol. Sit back and enjoy the ride as Mr. and Mrs. Wood Duck meet, mate, and raise a family of the some of the cutest and most courageous little ducklings you're ever likely to see.
In this portrait of a year in Yellowstone, we follow the fortunes of America's wildlife icons as they face the challenges of one of the most extraordinary wildernesses on Earth. Yellowstone is no ordinary wilderness. A lost world of vast plains and forests defended on all sides by towering mountains, home to America's last great bison herds and realm of the wolf. It is also the most extensive thermal area on Earth. There are more than 10,000 boiling springs, fumaroles and bubbling mud pots here and more geysers than the rest of the world put together. These strange natural wonders first made Yellowstone famous and still make it unique.
Three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster we explore the hidden impact of radioactive sediments; Why do some trauma patients appear to recover from serious injury but just a few days later develop multiple organ failure?
It's no surprise that sharks are feared, but scientists will say these apex predators are also misunderstood. Help your students come to understand them better and get to know the different types in our oceans.
Celebrate National Science week with EnhanceTV showcasing major breakthroughs like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 40th anniversary of the birth of the first IVF baby and celebrate International Year of the Reef.
Biology is the study of life and how living things work. Find out on how to create models of the human body, measure rainfall and even how to create a herbarum in this playlist. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,VCSSU074,VCSSU075)
Physics is the science that explores the laws and forces that govern the universe. Bring out the boffins in your class with these experiments and reveal how it all works. (ACSSU049, ACSSU076, ACSSU080)
Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Find out how they reshaped the Earth here. (ACSSU115, ACSSU153, ACSSU180, ACSSU188)
Explore a range of farm animals and farm produce, and explore ways farm produce is packaged before being moved from the farm to places where the food is sold or made into other products. (ACSSU002, ACSSU017, VCSSU042, VCSSU043)
Capture students’ interest and find out what they think they know about how living things, such as small animals. Make their playground experience more meaningful with this curated playlist. (ACSSU017,ACSSU211,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
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. (ACSSU049, ACSSU046,ACSSU074,ACSSU076,VCSSU059,VCSSU063,VCSSU076,VCSSU080)
Living things live in all different types of habitats. In this playlist, you'll learn what a habitat is and the different types of habitats there are, along with which animals reside in each of the habitats. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,ACSSU094,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Water and weather, and the world play a significant role in our lives. Watch this playlist to find out about the impact on the earth through hands-on scientific exploration and experimentation. (ACSSU096, VCSSU046, VCSSU06, VCSSU078, VCSSU099, VCSSU101)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
Critique the "sense and nonsense" of the global $100 billion vitamin and supplement industry with Derek Muller in Vitamania. Then test your students' knowledge of the importance of vitamins in our diets, and the history of the business.