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How super massive black holes grow
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How super massive black holes grow

Clip from Spacefiles
Hubble telescope images and animations reveal how super massive black holes are formed by merging with one another.

Hubble telescope images and animations reveal how super massive black holes are formed by merging with one another.

Great Barrier Reef threats and survival
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Great Barrier Reef threats and survival

Clip from Naturally Australia
Naturally Australia describes some of the risks to the survival of the Great Barrier Reef, including river runoff and crown of thorns starfish, and the circumstances in which ...

Naturally Australia describes some of the risks to the survival of the Great Barrier Reef, including river runoff and crown of thorns starfish, and the circumstances in which some damage is healthy.

Sogdians murals on the Silk Road
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Sogdians murals on the Silk Road

Clip from The Silk Road
Sam Willis studies the seventh century Sogdian murals at Afrasiab, also know as the Ambassadors' Painting, and discusses the place of the Sogdian court in trade along the Silk ...

Sam Willis studies the seventh century Sogdian murals at Afrasiab, also know as the Ambassadors' Painting, and discusses the place of the Sogdian court in trade along the Silk Road.

How underwater ridges and trenches are formed
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How underwater ridges and trenches are formed

Clip from How The Earth Was Made
They are some the largest and deepest structures on our planet - but are invisible to us because they are under the sea. Find out how ocean ridges and trenches are formed.

They are some the largest and deepest structures on our planet - but are invisible to us because they are under the sea. Find out how ocean ridges and trenches are formed.

Setting an ethical challenge on food and transport
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Setting an ethical challenge on food and transport

Clip from Compass
A family is challenged to drop meat for a week and give up use of one of their cars. Why do you think food and transport were chosen as the focus of this challenge. What ...

A family is challenged to drop meat for a week and give up use of one of their cars. Why do you think food and transport were chosen as the focus of this challenge. What impact would this challenge have on you, if you did it?

The first expedition to Skull Rock
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The first expedition to Skull Rock

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver joins the Melbourne Museum's Patrick Honan and Mark Norman on the first ever scientific expedition to Skull Rock, an isolated island in Bass Strait.

Neil Oliver joins the Melbourne Museum's Patrick Honan and Mark Norman on the first ever scientific expedition to Skull Rock, an isolated island in Bass Strait.

Tech detects spores and pests in crops
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Tech detects spores and pests in crops

Clip from Scope
SARDI's Rohan Kimber demonstrates how potential threats to crops can be identified with the help of a mobile spore sampler, a machine on top of a car that sucks samples into a ...

SARDI's Rohan Kimber demonstrates how potential threats to crops can be identified with the help of a mobile spore sampler, a machine on top of a car that sucks samples into a chamber as a driver travels around a farm.

Technology for training rowers
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Technology for training rowers

Clip from Scope
Performance scientist Lachlan Johnston introduces some of the technologies used at the Queensland Academy of Sport to gauge and improve the endurance and technique of rowers, ...

Performance scientist Lachlan Johnston introduces some of the technologies used at the Queensland Academy of Sport to gauge and improve the endurance and technique of rowers, including rowing machine monitor, 3D motion capture and VO2 monitor.

DIY scribble robot
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DIY scribble robot

Clip from Scope
Questacon's Tam Conner demonstrates how to make a robot that draws by itself, using a DC motor, AA batteries, battery holder, switch, wire, masking tape, hot melt glue stick, ...

Questacon's Tam Conner demonstrates how to make a robot that draws by itself, using a DC motor, AA batteries, battery holder, switch, wire, masking tape, hot melt glue stick, paper cup and markers.

Victorian Britain's 'undeserving' poor
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Victorian Britain's 'undeserving' poor

Clip from Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria's Slum
There was very little sympathy for poor families in 1870s London. If you fell behind, you were either judged as 'deserving' or 'undeserving' of welfare support.

There was very little sympathy for poor families in 1870s London. If you fell behind, you were either judged as 'deserving' or 'undeserving' of welfare support.

Irish hardship and emigration in the 1870s
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Irish hardship and emigration in the 1870s

Clip from Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria's Slum
A global financial crisis, coupled with a devastating potato famine forced many Irish people to emigrate to England in the 1870s, where they were treated appallingly.

A global financial crisis, coupled with a devastating potato famine forced many Irish people to emigrate to England in the 1870s, where they were treated appallingly.

Life on oceanic ridges and thermal vents
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Life on oceanic ridges and thermal vents

Clip from Seas of Life
Oceanic ridges might seem unlikely habitats for life, but thermal vents host an array of bizarre and wonderful animals.

Oceanic ridges might seem unlikely habitats for life, but thermal vents host an array of bizarre and wonderful animals.

The evolution of Australian English
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The evolution of Australian English

Clip from The Adventure Of English
Melvyn Bragg discusses the way Australian English has evolved, from the First Fleet to Elizabeth II's first visit, influenced by criminal slang and Aboriginal terms along the way.

Melvyn Bragg discusses the way Australian English has evolved, from the First Fleet to Elizabeth II's first visit, influenced by criminal slang and Aboriginal terms along the way.

Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami
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Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami

Clip from World's Worst Natural Disasters
Engineering academic Alison Raby uses models to demonstrate how Japan prepares for seismic events, and resident Chris Alderson describes his experience in the 2011 Tohoku ...

Engineering academic Alison Raby uses models to demonstrate how Japan prepares for seismic events, and resident Chris Alderson describes his experience in the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

What if school started in the afternoon?
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What if school started in the afternoon?

Clip from Behind The News Specials
Gabriel is beginning high school in the UK, at a school that doesn't begin classes until 1.30pm! It's an unusual idea based on teenagers' need for rest and their tendency to ...

Gabriel is beginning high school in the UK, at a school that doesn't begin classes until 1.30pm! It's an unusual idea based on teenagers' need for rest and their tendency to be more active at night, thus losing hours of sleep if they have to be at school early in the morning. There are differing opinions on whether or not this is the right solution and several students weigh in with their thoughts.

The stealthy 'lava heron' of the Galapagos
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The stealthy 'lava heron' of the Galapagos

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos
The lava heron uses its dark grey feathers as camouflage to stalk the crabs that live amongst the black lava rocks.

The lava heron uses its dark grey feathers as camouflage to stalk the crabs that live amongst the black lava rocks.

Galapagos: sea floor spreading
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Galapagos: sea floor spreading

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos
The movement of oceanic plates created the volcanic islands of the Galapagos as the plate moved over a volcanic hot spot. As the plate moved, it carried older islands away ...

The movement of oceanic plates created the volcanic islands of the Galapagos as the plate moved over a volcanic hot spot. As the plate moved, it carried older islands away from the hot spot, gradually forming new environments for evolution.

Galapagos: iguanas dive for seaweed
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Galapagos: iguanas dive for seaweed

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos
Marine iguana of the Galapagos have evolved from eating leaves on land, to diving for seaweed. It is an adaptation that has helped this animal survive on the harsh, windswept ...

Marine iguana of the Galapagos have evolved from eating leaves on land, to diving for seaweed. It is an adaptation that has helped this animal survive on the harsh, windswept shores of the islands.

Optical illusion experiment using dried egg
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Optical illusion experiment using dried egg

Clip from Scope
An experiment shows how placing some dry egg over a flame can demonstrate an amazing colour illusion.

An experiment shows how placing some dry egg over a flame can demonstrate an amazing colour illusion.

Creating explosive fires using cornflour
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Creating explosive fires using cornflour

Clip from Scope
Scientists are able to create fires by using cornflour. Cornflour particles that are further apart consume oxygen with no flame created, but when cornflour particles are ...

Scientists are able to create fires by using cornflour. Cornflour particles that are further apart consume oxygen with no flame created, but when cornflour particles are closer together, a fire can be started spontaneously.

Unravelling proteins
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Unravelling proteins

Clip from Scope
Vortez fluidic device can unravel protein. It has a wide range of applications.

Vortez fluidic device can unravel protein. It has a wide range of applications.

How a fire truck is built
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How a fire truck is built

Clip from Scope
Explore the cabins, lockers, and wiring on a fire truck. The fire truck design should be based on the types of fires that are being put out.

Explore the cabins, lockers, and wiring on a fire truck. The fire truck design should be based on the types of fires that are being put out.

Using bacteria to make textiles
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Using bacteria to make textiles

Clip from Scope
Scientists use a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) to make various textiles. The fermentation process can even generate materials to create bags, clothes, etc.

Scientists use a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY) to make various textiles. The fermentation process can even generate materials to create bags, clothes, etc.

New technology offers a window into our bodies
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New technology offers a window into our bodies

Clip from Scope
Research is done using tools like new optical fibres, lasers, nanoscale lamps and cutting edge microscopes. These rods can show cellular processes within the living body in ...

Research is done using tools like new optical fibres, lasers, nanoscale lamps and cutting edge microscopes. These rods can show cellular processes within the living body in real time.

Wristbands can tell whether a student is listening
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Wristbands can tell whether a student is listening

Clip from Scope
Wireless wristbands can determine how a student reacts to a lesson that is being taught. The sensors can determine how well a student is engaged.

Wireless wristbands can determine how a student reacts to a lesson that is being taught. The sensors can determine how well a student is engaged.

Crocodile gender determined by temperature
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Crocodile gender determined by temperature

Clip from Scope
The temperature of an environment can determine how many male and female crocodiles are born in a particular area. This clip also shows how crocodiles cool or warm their bodies.

The temperature of an environment can determine how many male and female crocodiles are born in a particular area. This clip also shows how crocodiles cool or warm their bodies.

Making gold in a lab
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Making gold in a lab

Clip from Scope
Gold can be made in a lab, using very high temperatures. When gold is made, it is not pure gold until zinc, copper, and silver are removed by smelting.

Gold can be made in a lab, using very high temperatures. When gold is made, it is not pure gold until zinc, copper, and silver are removed by smelting.

Teaching tigers natural instincts
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Teaching tigers natural instincts

Clip from Scope
Tigers raised in enclosed environments are now being taught things that they would have done in the wild.

Tigers raised in enclosed environments are now being taught things that they would have done in the wild.

Computer designed body parts
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Computer designed body parts

Clip from Scope
Computer design body parts are being used to regenerate tissue and human body genes. Scanning the body, a scaffold is created, and tissue, bones, and cells can be printed.

Computer design body parts are being used to regenerate tissue and human body genes. Scanning the body, a scaffold is created, and tissue, bones, and cells can be printed.

The best places to find fossils
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The best places to find fossils

Clip from Scope
Fossils can reveal a lot of detail about the lives of animals millions of years ago. Caves can act as traps for fossils. The process of retrieving the fossils take time.

Fossils can reveal a lot of detail about the lives of animals millions of years ago. Caves can act as traps for fossils. The process of retrieving the fossils take time.

Using light to track energy wastage
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Using light to track energy wastage

Clip from Scope
LED lights placed around the city help scientists track out energy efficiency. Infrared light can also be used to detect energy wastage through heat and noise.

LED lights placed around the city help scientists track out energy efficiency. Infrared light can also be used to detect energy wastage through heat and noise.

The debate over trophy hunting
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The debate over trophy hunting

Clip from Behind the News
Some people travel to places like Africa just to hunt exotic animals for no other reason than to keep its head as a trophy. Is this right Many have strong feelings against ...

Some people travel to places like Africa just to hunt exotic animals for no other reason than to keep its head as a trophy. Is this right Many have strong feelings against this practice known as trophy hunting while there are some surprising arguments from the other side over why it can be good for local economies and even conservation efforts.

Stanley unravels Green Lakes history and Zero escapes
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Stanley unravels Green Lakes history and Zero escapes

Clip from Holes
Dehydration makes Stanley hallucinate, piecing together the history of the town. Zero opens up about his past and Stanley is confronted by the disparity between their lives. ...

Dehydration makes Stanley hallucinate, piecing together the history of the town. Zero opens up about his past and Stanley is confronted by the disparity between their lives. On the digging field, Stanley and Zero are bullied about their mutual agreement. Zero comes to Stanley's rescue during a fight. Warden Walker bans Stanley and Zero's reading lessons. Zero escapes and Warden Walker puts guards on all water sources. It becomes apparent digging holes for character is not the only reason.

Controlled burning in national park
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Controlled burning in national park

Clip from Going Places With Ernie Dingo
National park ranger Melinda Wilson takes Ernie Dingo on a controlled burn in UluruKata Tjuta National Park with members of the Anangu people from Mutitjulu.

National park ranger Melinda Wilson takes Ernie Dingo on a controlled burn in UluruKata Tjuta National Park with members of the Anangu people from Mutitjulu.

Coranderrk Aboriginal reserve
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Coranderrk Aboriginal reserve

Clip from First Australians
In 1863 a small group of Wurundjeri, Taungurong and Bunurong found a settlement at Coranderrk, approved by Victorian government, after being dispossessed of their traditional ...

In 1863 a small group of Wurundjeri, Taungurong and Bunurong found a settlement at Coranderrk, approved by Victorian government, after being dispossessed of their traditional lands. They must convert to Christianity and a European way of life.

The Black Line and resettlement
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The Black Line and resettlement

Clip from First Australians
In 1830 a 300kmlong line of colonists sets out to trap Aboriginal people in one corner of the island, but fails. George Augustus Robinson negotiates with 300 mainland ...

In 1830 a 300kmlong line of colonists sets out to trap Aboriginal people in one corner of the island, but fails. George Augustus Robinson negotiates with 300 mainland Indigenous Tasmanians to relocate them to Flinders Island.

Land grab crosses Blue Mountains
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Land grab crosses Blue Mountains

Clip from First Australians
In 1822 Governor Thomas Brisbane offers land grants beyond the Blue Mountains to British settlers, dispossessing Wiradjuri people of their territory.

In 1822 Governor Thomas Brisbane offers land grants beyond the Blue Mountains to British settlers, dispossessing Wiradjuri people of their territory.

Horse thief John Foley saves Adelaide
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Horse thief John Foley saves Adelaide

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us
A dramatisation of convict John Foley droving cattle to Adelaide amid a food shortage in 1987.

A dramatisation of convict John Foley droving cattle to Adelaide amid a food shortage in 1987.

The Eureka Rebellion in 1854
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The Eureka Rebellion in 1854

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us
A dramatisation of the conditions that led to the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, with conflicts over mining licences in 1854.

A dramatisation of the conditions that led to the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, with conflicts over mining licences in 1854.

Brighton bathing boxes
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Brighton bathing boxes

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver goes for a swim at Brighton and meets two of the owners of the colourful bathing boxes.

Neil Oliver goes for a swim at Brighton and meets two of the owners of the colourful bathing boxes.

Restoring rock art at Freshwater Cove
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Restoring rock art at Freshwater Cove

Clip from Coast Australia
Donny Woolagoodja interprets the Aboriginal rock art at Raft Point for Neil Oliver, and demonstrates how he restores the images of Wandjina spirits.

Donny Woolagoodja interprets the Aboriginal rock art at Raft Point for Neil Oliver, and demonstrates how he restores the images of Wandjina spirits.

Great Barrier Reef with Google Street View
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Great Barrier Reef with Google Street View

Clip from Coast Australia
Emma Johnston meets the XL Catlin Seaview Survey team, who are filming the Great Barrier Reef as a baseline record for monitoring climate change, with Google Street View.

Emma Johnston meets the XL Catlin Seaview Survey team, who are filming the Great Barrier Reef as a baseline record for monitoring climate change, with Google Street View.

Breeding tropical water fish in cooler climates
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Breeding tropical water fish in cooler climates

Clip from Scope
An explanation of breeding barramundi in southern Australia, thanks to naturally heated ground water that is aerated at the surface.

An explanation of breeding barramundi in southern Australia, thanks to naturally heated ground water that is aerated at the surface.

A breeding program for mussels
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A breeding program for mussels

Clip from Scope
John Mercer from the Queenscliff Shellfish Hatchery explains the process of breeding mussels; from spawning, to the juvenile stage when the shellfish are ready for the farms.

John Mercer from the Queenscliff Shellfish Hatchery explains the process of breeding mussels; from spawning, to the juvenile stage when the shellfish are ready for the farms.

Optics and the camera obscura
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Optics and the camera obscura

Clip from Science in a Golden Age
Jim AlKhalili blocks out light coming into a room to create a camera obscura and produce an image on a screen.

Jim AlKhalili blocks out light coming into a room to create a camera obscura and produce an image on a screen.

Light and colour in a rainbow
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Light and colour in a rainbow

Clip from Sleek Geeks
Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Simpson reveal why different colours are revealed in a rainbow, demonstrating how raindrops act as a prism.

Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Simpson reveal why different colours are revealed in a rainbow, demonstrating how raindrops act as a prism.

Simplicity is king in tech
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Simplicity is king in tech

Clip from Gameplay: The Story Of The Video Game Revolution
When computer gaming was first introduced, it flopped. It was all too complicated. One man realised that keeping it simple was the key to hitting the big time.

When computer gaming was first introduced, it flopped. It was all too complicated. One man realised that keeping it simple was the key to hitting the big time.

Using a robot and thermal image to find people in emergency situations
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Using a robot and thermal image to find people in emergency situations

Clip from Scope
Laith Al Shimaysawee from Flinders University has developed a unique algorithm to detect and locate people in emergency situations faster and with more efficiency.

Laith Al Shimaysawee from Flinders University has developed a unique algorithm to detect and locate people in emergency situations faster and with more efficiency.

Making a 3D hologram
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Making a 3D hologram

Clip from Scope
A junior scientist demonstrates how to make a hologram using a smart phone and sheet of plastic.

A junior scientist demonstrates how to make a hologram using a smart phone and sheet of plastic.

Using drones to spot fires
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Using drones to spot fires

Clip from Click
The Santa Barbara Fire Department reveals how drones and thermal imaging cameras could be used to identify where bushfires are most at risk of breaking out.

The Santa Barbara Fire Department reveals how drones and thermal imaging cameras could be used to identify where bushfires are most at risk of breaking out.

Students compete in 'funding' debate
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Students compete in 'funding' debate

Clip from Up For Debate
Qatar and Bangladesh face off in the first round of the World School Debating Championships, as they debate the provision of government funding for faithbased initiatives.

Qatar and Bangladesh face off in the first round of the World School Debating Championships, as they debate the provision of government funding for faithbased initiatives.

Coral bleaching and blooming
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Coral bleaching and blooming

Clip from The Great Barrier Reef
Karl Stefanovic provides a basic description of the conditions that lead to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, and footage of coral blooming in spring shows the reef ...

Karl Stefanovic provides a basic description of the conditions that lead to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, and footage of coral blooming in spring shows the reef regenerating.

Hindu-Arabic numerals and the decimal point
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Hindu-Arabic numerals and the decimal point

Clip from Science And Islam
Jim AlKhalili demonstrates the difference between the Roman and HinduArabic numeric systems and the origin of the decimal point.

Jim AlKhalili demonstrates the difference between the Roman and HinduArabic numeric systems and the origin of the decimal point.

Al-Khwarizmi, root, algebra and algorithms
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Al-Khwarizmi, root, algebra and algorithms

Clip from Science And Islam
Jim AlKhalili meets mathematician Ian Stewart, who explains the significance of Muhammad ibn Musa alKhwarizmi's work to develop algebra and the origin of root.

Jim AlKhalili meets mathematician Ian Stewart, who explains the significance of Muhammad ibn Musa alKhwarizmi's work to develop algebra and the origin of root.

What your shoes say about you
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What your shoes say about you

Clip from Scope
Researchers are using technology to determine the best shape of running shoes for individuals. They can increase shoe longevity by looking at a runner's height, weight, ...

Researchers are using technology to determine the best shape of running shoes for individuals. They can increase shoe longevity by looking at a runner's height, weight, recovery rate, training regime and distance covered during exercise.

Welcome to 'weed power'
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Welcome to 'weed power'

Clip from Scope
Some weeds can actually be used to make fuel because they produce more sugar and grow faster than other plants.

Some weeds can actually be used to make fuel because they produce more sugar and grow faster than other plants.

Welcome to the world of tiny robots
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Welcome to the world of tiny robots

Clip from Scope
BionicANTs are tiny robots, also known as autonomous networking technologies. The bots are designed on a computer before the bot is created. ANTS have been designed to work ...

BionicANTs are tiny robots, also known as autonomous networking technologies. The bots are designed on a computer before the bot is created. ANTS have been designed to work together but there isn't a boss!

Making robots behave like humans
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Making robots behave like humans

Clip from Scope
Robots are designed to do different functions that humans do. A radio controller can show different functions to make them more interactive.

Robots are designed to do different functions that humans do. A radio controller can show different functions to make them more interactive.

Growing algae that makes omega-3
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Growing algae that makes omega-3

Clip from Scope
Algae is found everywhere because nitrogen phosphate and oxygen are all that is needed for them to grow. Now scientists are growing a certain type of algae that is rich in ...

Algae is found everywhere because nitrogen phosphate and oxygen are all that is needed for them to grow. Now scientists are growing a certain type of algae that is rich in healthy Omega3.

Why do bearded dragons change colour?
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Why do bearded dragons change colour?

Clip from Scope
Bearded dragons change colours now scientists can determine the reason for the colour change. Is temperature one of the reasons dragon beards change colour

Bearded dragons change colours now scientists can determine the reason for the colour change. Is temperature one of the reasons dragon beards change colour

Studying a bug's life
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Studying a bug's life

Clip from Scope
A series of studies aimed at understanding the behaviour of different insects. The samples are separated at different levels to determine the insects activity.

A series of studies aimed at understanding the behaviour of different insects. The samples are separated at different levels to determine the insects activity.

How scientists can create different flower colours
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How scientists can create different flower colours

Clip from Scope
Glasshouses can provide a great place to grow gerberas. There are several workers that have these responsibilities to help make sure the right colours of gerberas are produced.

Glasshouses can provide a great place to grow gerberas. There are several workers that have these responsibilities to help make sure the right colours of gerberas are produced.

How the brain sees and interprets colours and light
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How the brain sees and interprets colours and light

Clip from Scope
Create a spinning disc with several colours to explain how the brain interprets light.

Create a spinning disc with several colours to explain how the brain interprets light.

Culturing pearls at Cygnet Bay
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Culturing pearls at Cygnet Bay

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver visits the Buccaneer Archipelago to learn how Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm cultivates and harvests pearls.

Neil Oliver visits the Buccaneer Archipelago to learn how Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm cultivates and harvests pearls.

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