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Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert
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Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert

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David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

Frequency analysis, encryption and ciphers
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Frequency analysis, encryption and ciphers

Jim AlKhalili demonstrates how AlKindi developed frequency analysis to study encrypted messages in the first century AD.

Jim AlKhalili demonstrates how AlKindi developed frequency analysis to study encrypted messages in the first century AD.

Calculating with Roman numerals
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Calculating with Roman numerals

Jim AlKhalili shows how difficult it is to calculate simple sums with the Roman numeral system.

Jim AlKhalili shows how difficult it is to calculate simple sums with the Roman numeral system.

Drones, their uses and regulation
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Drones, their uses and regulation

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The Feed reviews the applications and popularity of drones, from sport to surveillance, and investigates some of the issues around their unregulated use.

The Feed reviews the applications and popularity of drones, from sport to surveillance, and investigates some of the issues around their unregulated use.

Medieval Arabic scholars translated hieroglyphics
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Medieval Arabic scholars translated hieroglyphics

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Jim AlKhalil meets Egyptologist Okasha El Daly and discovers the link between hieroglyphics, Coptic language and Arabic, propagated by the Translation Movement of the Islamic ...

Jim AlKhalil meets Egyptologist Okasha El Daly and discovers the link between hieroglyphics, Coptic language and Arabic, propagated by the Translation Movement of the Islamic Golden Age.

Medieval Islamic hospital and medicine
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Medieval Islamic hospital and medicine

Clip from Science And Islam
Jim AlKhalili visits Nur alDin Bimaristan, a medieval hospital in Damascus, examines artefacts used in Islamic medicine, and discusses religious tolerance in the hospital.

Jim AlKhalili visits Nur alDin Bimaristan, a medieval hospital in Damascus, examines artefacts used in Islamic medicine, and discusses religious tolerance in the hospital.

Dolphins and relative numerosity
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Dolphins and relative numerosity

Brian Cox visits Florida's Dolphin Research Center where dolphins are able to tell the difference between the English terms less and more.

Brian Cox visits Florida's Dolphin Research Center where dolphins are able to tell the difference between the English terms less and more.

Gravity in a vacuum chamber
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Gravity in a vacuum chamber

Brian Cox visits NASA's Space Power Facility, the world's largest vacuum chamber, and recreates Galileo Galilei's Galileo's Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment, with feathers and ...

Brian Cox visits NASA's Space Power Facility, the world's largest vacuum chamber, and recreates Galileo Galilei's Galileo's Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment, with feathers and a bowling ball.

Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand
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Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand

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Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

Judith Wright short biography
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Judith Wright short biography

Listen to a reading of Judith Wright's For New England, after reviewing archival images of her childhood, revealing her affinity for the natural environment.

Listen to a reading of Judith Wright's For New England, after reviewing archival images of her childhood, revealing her affinity for the natural environment.

Jupiter's moon Europa
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Jupiter's moon Europa

Galileo space probe images from Jupiter's moon Europa, revealing jagged ice on the surface, and detecting a magnetic field consistent with an ocean under the surface, raising ...

Galileo space probe images from Jupiter's moon Europa, revealing jagged ice on the surface, and detecting a magnetic field consistent with an ocean under the surface, raising the possibility of life on the satellite.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Edward is deceived and labelled a villain
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Edward is deceived and labelled a villain

Kim's spoilt and insensitive boyfriend, Jim, convinces Kim and Edward to help him steal belongings from his parent's house. Under false pretences, Edward goes along with Jim's ...

Kim's spoilt and insensitive boyfriend, Jim, convinces Kim and Edward to help him steal belongings from his parent's house. Under false pretences, Edward goes along with Jim's plan. During the robbery, Edward gets locked inside, and Jim makes the others flee without him. Edward is arrested and takes the blame. Although the police psychologist gives Edward the all clear, remarking on his creativity and intellect, the community begins to ostracise him again.

Stephanie Rice
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Stephanie Rice

Clip from 60 Minutes
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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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.

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