Reporter Hayley Wilson meets a synchronised swimming team and learns some of the rules of the sport, sees how their eggbeater swimming technique helps them lift their teammates, and learns why they wear make-up under water.
Nudibranches are some of the most colourful creatures in the sea, but if you were to eat one of them you'd be in a lot of trouble. That's because, as Anne Winters from the University of Queensland explains, these little sea slugs are chockfull of deadly toxins!
Dr Chis visits a town centre to engage passersby in a game to test reflexes (a trick he just learnt from Dr Xand) by simply using a lolly on a table. When Dr Chris commands Go!, certain physical laws allow him to win handsdown, every time!
Catapults where a staple in medieval warfare, but did you know that they're also a great way to explore how energy is stored and released Junior Scientist Alexi builds his very own to find out how it propels it's cargo through the sky.
Noone wants to be stuck at school on their birthday but some schools have penalised parents that allow their children to skip. Several kids give their opinion on whether or not it's okay to stay home and celebrate on your birthday and what constitutes a good enough reason to be absent from class.
Dr Chris sends Xand to the university of Bradford to test their snappy new lie detector. Professor Hassan Ugail first asks Xand a series of questions with agreedupon true answers. Now, having set up a picture of Xand's honest profile, the professor questions away whilst Xand answers honestly or otherwise. The conclusion and revelations are fascinating!
Reporter Ruby Cornish explains the difference between absolute monarchies and parliamentary democracies, describes the time limits placed on governments between elections, and discusses the process by which these terms could be lengthened by referendum.
The University of Queensland's Joel Gilmore explains the chemistry of how jelly is made, and introduces two quick ways to produce the wobbly treat: agar agar jelly, and spherification with calcium chloride and sodium alginate.
It's strange to think about anyone owning the ocean and no one really does but this video teaches us about some of the ways countries benefit from the waters they're surrounded by. From territorial waters that have to follow the laws of whatever country they surround to exclusive economic zones that are reserved for business opportunities of the nearby country, there are lots of interesting sea laws to observe.
With the release of the new five dollar note, we learn about some of the new security measures that have been taken to discourage counterfeiters. We also meet Connor, a young man that successfully petitioned the RBA to add tactile markings to Australia's currency for the blind and vision impaired.
Hundreds of years ago when people travelled by ship to get to Australia, they weren't coming under the best conditions. Join a group of students as they learn about some of the less than ideal travelling arrangements of yesteryear as well as some of the sicknesses and other calamities many aboard these ships would face.
A dog named Mya has been trained as a canine researcher to hunt down koala bear poo an effort for scientists to find them as the cuddly animals are notoriously hard to track down. Once found, researchers study them and work to better understand how to protect their environment.
Dr Alan Pearce and Branden Wilson from Swinburne University and Cocreators have developed a device that monitors sports players and how hard they are hit while on the field to try and reduce the number of concussions in sport.
Doctors Chris and Xand challenge each other to see who can pump fake blood quicker through hoses affixed to two humanshaped wooden cutouts. Chris' 'human' has bits inside the transparent hose network (representing blood vessels), so with the blockages there, he can't get any of the fake blood through.
As the population of Australia continues to increase, we examine some of the trends that are leading to this growth, some economic concerns people have about this progress and what the future of Australia might look like.
The Queensland Rocketry Society's Ari Piirainen demonstrates how hobbyists build and launch rockets, explaining how to get started with a kit, what the different motor sizes are, and how launches are conducted safely.
A report on the rise of sport supplement use among student athletes and some of the fears many have about young people relying on them. We are also given suggestions for other healthier ways for athletes to gain some of the benefits of a supplement through their diet.
Audrey brings us along on her trip to the National Indigenous Youth Parliament where we get a glimpse at how parliament works, explore why it's important to be involved with local government and examine some of the issues that are of the utmost importance to Indigenous Australians.
The difference between private and public companies is explained using a Mac v PC type parody that highlights some of the pros and cons to both approaches, as well as explaining why some public companies opt to go private.
The doctors explain how our belly buttons are linked to the umbilical cord and placenta before birth. Then, with the help of expectant mum Emelia, they perform ultrasound, plus a 4D scan of a baby. We get an incredibly lifelike view of the baby's breathing, heartbeat, nourishment, and wondrous inner workings.
As tectonic plates beneath the Earth's surface continue to shift, over time it has begun to impact the latitude and longitude coordinates of Australia. This video explores how those minor changes will likely lead to much bigger changes over time and how that impacts things like maps as well as modern technology that relies on GPS.
Kellyn tags along with eco ranger Corey Mansillas to an island off the coast of Brisbane. First off, a short trek and a snack break to grab some bush berries and a grassy nosh. Next, it's a feeding frenzy for the wildlife certainly among the pelicans extending to all kinds of native fish, and a moray eel too!
Dr Xand visits 12yearold Matthew and gets to witness a lifechanging operation. See the surgeon wire Matthew for a cochlear implant. After a brief healing period, our patient is hopefully ready to receive sound signals. In a meeting with his parents and specialists, the ecstatic lad gets to hear his first words his name spoken by his father!
Reluctant Kellyn takes a nighttime tour of Boggo Road Gaol, one of Brisbane's oldest prisons, with guide David. Then they go to the cells, and learn the story of a frequent prison guard ghost sighting. We hear of the apparition of a certain escaped prisoner, as well as the ghost of one longgone inmate's pet cat who visits nightly.
Joe pulls a face at Dr Xand and asks, When riding a really fast rollercoaster, why does your face get pulled backwards distorting your facial features Dr Xand explains that the heavy feeling you get as you accelerate, is all that Gforce is pulling you back.
Digital images can taken by using a satellite that orbits the earth. The satellite is equipped with a series of mirrors and detectors that take pictures of different strips. Scientist piece them together to show digital images.