What makes the 'cuckoo' sound in a cuckoo clock
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What makes the 'cuckoo' sound in a cuckoo clock

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Leela investigates the unique noise cuckoo clocks make. She interviews Justin Lang, who is a cuckoo clock servicer by profession. These German, handcarved creations are all ...

Leela investigates the unique noise cuckoo clocks make. She interviews Justin Lang, who is a cuckoo clock servicer by profession. These German, handcarved creations are all unique and are the 'cuckoo' sounds in them. We learn that the sound from the actual bird in the German forests was a 'good luck' signal for hunters.

Studying how we can use the assassin bug's venom
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Studying how we can use the assassin bug's venom

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Alex talks with molecular biologist Dr Andrew Walker, about his fascination with the assassin bug. Living amongst us, on every continent except Antarctica, this unassuming ...

Alex talks with molecular biologist Dr Andrew Walker, about his fascination with the assassin bug. Living amongst us, on every continent except Antarctica, this unassuming insect takes a fraction of a second to strike injecting its paralysing venom into its victim. We see Dr Walker actually extract this venom from the tiny critter, to carry out experiments, in hopes that humans can make use of its qualities.

The science of thrust
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The science of thrust

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Join junior scientists Indigo and Siobhan as they race balloons using thrust.

Join junior scientists Indigo and Siobhan as they race balloons using thrust.

A day in the life of an eco ranger (part 2)
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A day in the life of an eco ranger (part 2)

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Checking in again with ranger Corey, Kellyn joins him for some creature spotting. Aboard the tour boat and watching for shadows beneath the ocean's surface, it doesn't take ...

Checking in again with ranger Corey, Kellyn joins him for some creature spotting. Aboard the tour boat and watching for shadows beneath the ocean's surface, it doesn't take long to spot their first dugong. Back to the beach, and time to patrol for shore birds, sea stars, crabs and all creatures that need a watchful eye to check for the effects of pollution.

How lava lamps work using oil and water
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How lava lamps work using oil and water

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Lava lamps demonstrate density of liquids using just coloured vegetable oil and water. The liquids do not mix so, with the addition of salt, it looks like a bubble that ...

Lava lamps demonstrate density of liquids using just coloured vegetable oil and water. The liquids do not mix so, with the addition of salt, it looks like a bubble that continues to change.

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

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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.

Why do we need pink cricket balls?
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Why do we need pink cricket balls?

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Cricket balls come in a variety of colours; red, white and now ... pink! Join Ross Thompson from Kookaburra Australia as he explains just how these cricket balls make it from ...

Cricket balls come in a variety of colours; red, white and now ... pink! Join Ross Thompson from Kookaburra Australia as he explains just how these cricket balls make it from the factory to the field.

Do chameleons really change colours?
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Do chameleons really change colours?

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Harrison experiments with a mirror and a chameleon while an expert explains why a chameleon really changes colour.

Harrison experiments with a mirror and a chameleon while an expert explains why a chameleon really changes colour.

Welcome to cattle club!
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Welcome to cattle club!

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Duane talks to some kids who are cow crazy they love to groom and lead them around at shows. Welcome to Cattle Club time to shampoo the moo! Animallover Jacko tells Duane ...

Duane talks to some kids who are cow crazy they love to groom and lead them around at shows. Welcome to Cattle Club time to shampoo the moo! Animallover Jacko tells Duane about brushing for beautiful fur alignment. Even at this young age, he wants to breed bovines and favours Brahma cattle.

Tastebuds and teeth
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Tastebuds and teeth

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Harrison visits the dentist, learns why kids lose their teeth and sees how dentists do their job.

Harrison visits the dentist, learns why kids lose their teeth and sees how dentists do their job.

Why do bats sleep upside down?
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Why do bats sleep upside down?

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Harrison explains why bats sleep upside down. He also talks about the bat's diet.

Harrison explains why bats sleep upside down. He also talks about the bat's diet.

How to extract DNA from strawberries
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How to extract DNA from strawberries

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It might sound complex, but extracting DNA from strawberries is actually pretty easy. Scope's junior scientists show us how.

It might sound complex, but extracting DNA from strawberries is actually pretty easy. Scope's junior scientists show us how.

Get to know rhino iguana
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Get to know rhino iguana

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Scott Bidmead goes to Adelaide Zoo to learn about the West Indian rhino iguana's diet and environment.

Scott Bidmead goes to Adelaide Zoo to learn about the West Indian rhino iguana's diet and environment.

Life expectancy of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians
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Life expectancy of indigenous and non-indigenous Australians

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Considering the rather large discrepancy between the life expectancy of NonIndigenous Australians and Indigenous Australians, many are working hard to help the Indigenous ...

Considering the rather large discrepancy between the life expectancy of NonIndigenous Australians and Indigenous Australians, many are working hard to help the Indigenous people. Discover how programs like Closing the Gap work to ensure that everyone has the same opportunities for education and employment and what can be done to reverse some troubling health trends among Indigenous Australians.

The sea monster song
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The sea monster song

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Harrison sings a song about a monster in the sea.

Harrison sings a song about a monster in the sea.

3-D skin scanner can check for cancers
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3-D skin scanner can check for cancers

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An amazing new machine that can scan the skin for cancers. The machine consist of 3D camera that detect the skin mutations. The data is sent to computers to determine any ...

An amazing new machine that can scan the skin for cancers. The machine consist of 3D camera that detect the skin mutations. The data is sent to computers to determine any unusual skin defects.

The lorikeet that's an ambassador!
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The lorikeet that's an ambassador!

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Alex speaks with education and conservation marketing officer Akane Hatai. We meet a most excellent ambassador for Australian native birds Footloose, a rainbow lorikeet. We ...

Alex speaks with education and conservation marketing officer Akane Hatai. We meet a most excellent ambassador for Australian native birds Footloose, a rainbow lorikeet. We hear her backstory of being found near the shops as a sick and abandoned pet baby bird.

How medical robots treat patients
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How medical robots treat patients

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Dr Chris introduces us to Gary, a medical robot who treats people by zapping tumour cells. With precise beams of radiation, Gary can eradicate only the bad cells leaving the ...

Dr Chris introduces us to Gary, a medical robot who treats people by zapping tumour cells. With precise beams of radiation, Gary can eradicate only the bad cells leaving the good cells untouched. We meet Dr Nicholas Van As at the UK's Royal Marsden hospital, who notes that Gary, aka CyberKnife, attacks the tumour from many angles at once, and the treatment can be three days instead of the previous standard of six weeks! We get to see this stealthy medical robot 'go to work' on Dr Chris, courtes