Bits of aircraft dropping off in mid-air is always concerning and has resulted in the grounding of the new Qantas A380 super-jumbo. Amid the finger-pointing over who's to blame Kirsty looks at what it takes to keep these complex machines in the air.
People are really angry at the banks after one decided to charge more for their loans. Many have said that banks are too greedy and already make big enough profits. Nathan looks at the business of banks to find out what they're really all about.
FREE RANGE PIGS
The Australian pork industry is about to vote on whether to get rid the cages where pregnant pigs are kept until they give birth. 95% of farmers still use the cages and there's a push to get more 'free range' pigs on farms. Tash finds out what makes a product 'free range' and how to tell if we're buying the real deal.
HIGH DEFINITION TV
As the switch to full digital in 2013 approaches people are turfing out the old telly and discovering a raft of new channels. There's loads of new jargon with terms like SD, HD and full-HD being tossed around. So this week Tash looks at what's on offer and what it is that makes HDTV different from the rest.
School kids in Italy have taken on a new subject called podclass. Their ex-DJ teacher has injected some new technology and turned some of the kids' least-favourite lessons into fun. Tash tunes in to find out what it is that makes podclass such a hit.
Cyclones, floods, bushfires and earthquakes might all be natural events but they have the power to cause immense damage and major destruction. Join Dr Rob as he goes on high alert and SCOPES out all the science behind natural disasters.
There is more than one way to communicate. Without communicating you wouldn't know what's happening in the world, you wouldn't be able to talk to you friends. So join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind the different methods of communication.
This series is designed to stimulate children's interest and active involvement in science. Each episode investigates a particular scientific topic using clips and bright graphic animations. Today's program explains the importance of looking after your teeth, a balanced diet and exercise for good health.
Friction is one of the most important forces affecting the world we live in. Everything from Earthquakes to car racing involves friction and this episode of Scope delves deep into how friction works and reveals some amazing science. Among other things you'll find out exactly how a Gecko climbs a wall and why making cars stick to the road makes them go faster!
The dust is still settling in Canberra after the explosive leadership spill involving Julia Gillard. Some of the plotters have either resigned or been sacked and some Gillard supporters have been promoted to the cabinet as a result. So what exactly is the cabinet? And what's the difference between a politician on the front bench and the back bench?
Cyprus is in serious financial trouble. Its banks have had to close their branches and many people are likely to lose some of their savings. But how can a bank go broke? And why are the finances of this tiny country important to the rest of the world?
We take a look at a new approach to tackling cyber bullying. This program doesn't just target the bullies or the victims. Instead the focus is on bystanders and the role they can play in stopping cyber bullying.
Lots of us bring home souvenirs from holidays overseas to remind us about the great time we had. But did you know there are strict rules about what you're allowed to bring home? Tash visits an exhibition of some of the crazy things airports have collected over the years.
Have you ever played lawn bowls? You might think of it as a game that old people play but it's actually something that more and more young people are doing. We meet some up and coming young players.
We look at the controversial issue of duck hunting, eavesdrop on some elephants and ask the question 'are dogs becoming less intelligent?'
Sam is a child convict, arrested in London for stealing a jacket. Now, having lived his whole life in towns and cities, he's been sent to an isolated farm on the edge of the bush Keen to impress, Sam tells his new master, Mr Owen, that he knows all about farming.
Racers start your engines it's TW WOW time as Adam lives out his boyhood dream and learns how to fly a Tiger ARH helicopter in a hi-tech simulator and Pip gets a lesson in animatronic monster making from Academy Award winner John Cox.
This program examines the idea of responsibility and power in relationships and identifies times where power is abused by someone, such as in a bullying situation, and looks at how that can affect us. The program presents a range of strategies, including staying calm, being assertive, helpful thinking and help-seeking to assist young people in managing difficult situations.
Recycling is much more than just paper, plastic and glass. We'll find out what, why and how some of the more unusual things can be recycled. So join Dr Rob as he puts out the rubbish and SCOPES out all the science behind recycling.
We're here to get you moving and keep fit and healthy. So get your mum, dad, brothers, sisters, aunties and uncles, wherever you are to come and move it mob-style.
Rain, hail, fog, heat waves and cyclones! The weather, it's one of our favourite topics of conversation, which isn't surprising given the big part it plays in our lives. Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind the weather!
This episode of Scope is brought to you by the letter B! We bring you the best, brightest and boldest science around. Be 'in the know' about bikes and how different builds are suited to different types of riding. Be blown away with some news on big balloons that are bringing internet to people in remote areas, and be bombarded with the facts on boa constrictor breeding. There's also room to practice your balancing act in an experiment that is brimming with science magic!
After Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to say sorry after the Indonesia spying scandal, we find out if there is ever an excuse not to say sorry; Next week marks the anniversary of a very famous event in Australia's history and; In the last show of 2013 we take a look back at some of the biggest news events of the year and some of the more memorable moments of the show too.
Protests have broken out at universities across the country after changes to student fees were revealed in the federal budget. BtN takes a look through the history of higher education to find out what these changes might mean for kids attending in the future. Plus, there are teacher resources available for the stories on Indigenous Languages and Macquarie Success.