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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harrison discovers a substance that is neither a liquid nor a solid.
Dr Chris, in an experiment, collects spit samples from young sleepers, eightyearolds Ashleigh and Emma, and 13yearolds, Thomas, Megan, and Alanna. This will help in monitoring their melatonin levels. A meeting with neuroscientist Dr Paul Gringras, who has analysed the children's saliva, reveals that blue light from your computer should be avoided in the last hours before bedtime, among other fascinating findings.
Dr Xand and paramedic Jan Vann investigate a 999 call to discover it's not an immediate emergency, but a teenager feeling really moody. Jan listens to what gets the lad down, and it turns out to be mostly little annoyances. She then counsels him on what he might focus on instead playing sports for instance which is well received. Dr Xand explains how higher hormone levels whilst growing up, cause these mood swings.
The calculation of nutrition for athletes, the importance of various liquids that are needed, and also the components of a healthy diet, protein, carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables.
Harrison discusses the history of long hair and why it's okay for boys to have long hair and girls to have short hair.
Ancient DNA is recognised by looking at teeth. They transfer the data after putting it into the GMS synthesiser. The data is transferred to the DNA database through a high performance computer. This is a big component of evolution.
Nat talks with Miss G, a science teacher, who just happens to be AFL's first female field umpire ever. She's been doing it for 11 years on weekends, because umpires still need a fulltime job.
Students take part in a mosaic art project that allows them to learn about the relationship between Aboriginal and Muslim people in Australia, from how they came together to how the different cultures influenced and helped one another.
Leela talks to bat conservation and rescue president Madellen Cunningham, who notes that flying foxes can sustain flight for many hours. We hear there are more injuries now to flying foxes bumping into buildings and being hit by cars so Madellen's rescue group, and even some celebrities, have come to their aid.
Dr Xand and paramedic Jan Vann are erroneously called out on an emergency call only to encounter a 'hair emergency'! Jan instructs on the proper washing, and Dr Xand educates us on why hair and skin is more prone to being greasy during puberty. He then supplies tips on hair products and treatments.
Jellyfish are amazing creatures and have been around on our planet for more than 500 million years! Junior scientist Hayley shows how to make your very own jellyfish ... out of plastic.