Mountain unicycling for beginners
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Mountain unicycling for beginners

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Lindsey Colla demonstrates his mountain biking skills on a unicycle, explaining how to steer without a steering wheel and stop with a brake under the seat.

Lindsey Colla demonstrates his mountain biking skills on a unicycle, explaining how to steer without a steering wheel and stop with a brake under the seat.

Liquid nitrogen experiments at Questacon
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Liquid nitrogen experiments at Questacon

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Questacon's David Cannell demonstrates a number of experiments using liquid nitrogen, showing the effect of the "boiling cold" fluid on lettuce (freezing and disintegrating), ...

Questacon's David Cannell demonstrates a number of experiments using liquid nitrogen, showing the effect of the "boiling cold" fluid on lettuce (freezing and disintegrating), warm water and soap (an eruption of bubbles), and boiling water (fog cloud).

Chinese migration to Australia
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Chinese migration to Australia

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A look at Chinese migration to Australia through the eyes of a descendent of one of the first Chinese people to come to Australia.

A look at Chinese migration to Australia through the eyes of a descendent of one of the first Chinese people to come to Australia.

Software measures benefits of trees
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Software measures benefits of trees

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The University of Adelaide's Jennifer Gardner and Marian McDuie explain how they developed software to measure how much trees contribute to the environment, improving air ...

The University of Adelaide's Jennifer Gardner and Marian McDuie explain how they developed software to measure how much trees contribute to the environment, improving air quality, removing carbon from the atmosphere, and reducing soil erosion.

Tech tracking football players
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Tech tracking football players

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Adelaide Crows players Anne Hatchard Chelsea Randall reveal how GPS trackers and hear-rate monitors are used to measure the performance of football players, and explain how ...

Adelaide Crows players Anne Hatchard Chelsea Randall reveal how GPS trackers and hear-rate monitors are used to measure the performance of football players, and explain how the repetition of training drills prepares them for game day.

Steam train kid
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Steam train kid

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Meet 13-year old Jayden, who works as a volunteer to help keep the Pichi Richi railway line in South Australia operating and preserve a piece of Australia’s history.

Meet 13-year old Jayden, who works as a volunteer to help keep the Pichi Richi railway line in South Australia operating and preserve a piece of Australia’s history.

Rubens' standing wave flame tube
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Rubens' standing wave flame tube

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Questacon's David and Sam demonstrate how a flame tube responds to the different sounds effect flames emitted from a perforated gas-filled tube, revealing the relationship ...

Questacon's David and Sam demonstrate how a flame tube responds to the different sounds effect flames emitted from a perforated gas-filled tube, revealing the relationship between sound waves and pressure, as a kind of "flaming graphics equaliser".

The difference between migrants and refugees
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The difference between migrants and refugees

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Georgia has moved to Australia from New Zealand as a migrant whereas Maya is a refugee from Iran. The two of them share their stories and we learn about the differences and ...

Georgia has moved to Australia from New Zealand as a migrant whereas Maya is a refugee from Iran. The two of them share their stories and we learn about the differences and similarities between coming to the country as a migrant or as an refugee.

Five senses experiment: Apple pie, without apples?
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Five senses experiment: Apple pie, without apples?

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Junior scientists Jack and Caleb make an 'apple pie' out of weird ingredients like lemon and Jatz biscuits. Because of the way our taste and smell receptors work the pie ...

Junior scientists Jack and Caleb make an 'apple pie' out of weird ingredients like lemon and Jatz biscuits. Because of the way our taste and smell receptors work the pie actually looks and tastes exactly like a real apple pie. A weird and wonderful experiment for your senses.

Kids living with chronic pain
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Kids living with chronic pain

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You don't know that someone has a chronic pain condition just by looking at them but Sam, Lauren and Bailey share their stories in this video to let you know what life is like ...

You don't know that someone has a chronic pain condition just by looking at them but Sam, Lauren and Bailey share their stories in this video to let you know what life is like with one. They also share their experience with an online community that allows those with chronic pain to connect with one another as they navigate the difficulties involved with their conditions.

NASA's deep space communication centre
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NASA's deep space communication centre

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Lines of communication between US and Australia at the Deep Space communication centre of NASA using deep space stations.

Lines of communication between US and Australia at the Deep Space communication centre of NASA using deep space stations.

The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
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The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

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Years ago, NASA realised that it needed deep space centres set up around the world that would allow them to see and communicate with those out on a space mission, no matter ...

Years ago, NASA realised that it needed deep space centres set up around the world that would allow them to see and communicate with those out on a space mission, no matter what direction the earth was facing. Learn how this location in Australia has played a pivotal role in some of the most historic moments in space exploration.

Cystic fibrosis and a double lung transplant
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Cystic fibrosis and a double lung transplant

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Cohen was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age and had to receive a double lung transplant, but not before several years of treatments and setbacks. Find out what ...

Cohen was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age and had to receive a double lung transplant, but not before several years of treatments and setbacks. Find out what life was like with cystic fibrosis and how something like a lung transplant works.

Martin Luther King Jr
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Martin Luther King Jr

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Most know of Martin Luther King Jr's I Have A Dream Speech but this video examines just how important those words were and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.'s work that ...

Most know of Martin Luther King Jr's I Have A Dream Speech but this video examines just how important those words were and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.'s work that paved the way for racial equality in America.

The Sherpas of Mt Everest
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The Sherpas of Mt Everest

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Alissa is a young climber set to go to the top of Mt Everest but her first attempt was delayed after a tragedy that left several Sherpas dead. For those who don't know who the ...

Alissa is a young climber set to go to the top of Mt Everest but her first attempt was delayed after a tragedy that left several Sherpas dead. For those who don't know who the Sherpas are, this video teaches all about the impressive tour guides that make several trips to top of Mt Everest every single year and some of the challenges they face, both in regards to the mountain and with the government of Nepal.

How race car drivers keep hydrated
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How race car drivers keep hydrated

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Race car drivers know how to turn up the speed! But in doing so, they also turn up the heat! Meet Justin Holland from the University of Queensland as he explains how heat and ...

Race car drivers know how to turn up the speed! But in doing so, they also turn up the heat! Meet Justin Holland from the University of Queensland as he explains how heat and hydration affects those who have a need for speed.

What happens when the bladder is full
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What happens when the bladder is full

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Dr Xand mischievously gets Dr Chris to drink lots and lots of tea. His bladder about to burst, Dr Chris submits to an ultrasound to show what his full bladder looks like. ...

Dr Xand mischievously gets Dr Chris to drink lots and lots of tea. His bladder about to burst, Dr Chris submits to an ultrasound to show what his full bladder looks like. Whilst then relieving himself (in the lab!), he discreetly holds the ultrasound wand on himself so we can witness what a drained bladder looks like.

Research in Antarctica
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Research in Antarctica

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Australia is one of many countries that has taken a stake in Antarctica, committed to using its land to research and learn more about things like climate change. For example, ...

Australia is one of many countries that has taken a stake in Antarctica, committed to using its land to research and learn more about things like climate change. For example, using special tools, scientists can study a piece of ice and understand more about past climate conditions. However, due to a shortage of funds, Australia has run into some problems with its research and many are working to find a solution for the future.