Technology is all around us and it's constantly changing, so join Dr Rob for a techno refresher! We find out how a head band full of tech can tell us more about concussion, we delve into the past with a 3D scanner and we learn how nature can be used to inspire a drone design
Brain Band: Dr Alan Pearce and Branden Wilson from Swinburne University and Cocreators have developed a device that monitors sports players and how hard they are hit while on the field to try and reduce the number of concussions in sport.
3D Scanned Tank: The Mephisto is a German tank from World War One - a piece of history that now lives here, in Australia. Chris Little, a 3D Forensic Researcher from Griffith University, is using 3D scanning technology to try and uncover what happened during the machine's final moments more than 100 years ago!
DIY Science - Light Bulb: The first light bulbs were made from fossilised bamboo and a glass casing. But as Junior Scientists Madi and Lola explain, all you'll need today is an electric circuit, a couple of pencil refills and a mason jar!
Unmanned Vessel: We catch up with Tenzin Crouch and Karl Sammut from Flinders University who have help to build an autonomous marine vessel.
Flapping Wings Robot: When it comes to flying in the animal kingdom, one thing seems to be constant; flapping! Dr Sridhar Ravi from RMIT is trying to take the idea of flapping winged flight and implement it in drones!
It's all covered on this technologically advanced episode of SCOPE; where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
Body of Science
Science is all around us and it is even inside of us! On this episode of SCOPE we explore the science that makes us, us. We discover some fascinating facts about the tongue, we learn how an exoskeleton is helping paraplegics walk and we check out some 3D printed heart stents!
Exo-Skeleton Tech: Genny Kroll-Rosen and Jim Barrett from Making Strides show us some exciting exoskeleton technology that can help people during rehabilitation or to take steps every day.
Body Facts - Tongue: The tongue is one of the most important muscles in the body. It helps us with eating, tasting and even talking! Join Dr Tom Pearson from the University of Queensland as he lays out some fascinating facts about this biologically baffling body part!
DIY Science - Stress Test: Junior scientist Harry puts stress to the test using a thermometer, a blood pressure monitor and a challenging general knowledge quiz.
3D Heart Stents: 3D printed technology is everywhere! From engineering to art and now even the heart! Join Professor Peter Barlis from the University of Melbourne as he explains how this amazing technology is reshaping cardiology!
Saliva Stress Test: Your saliva can tell a lot about you, including your stress levels! Billymo Rist from St Kilda Football Club shows us how he uses a simple test to find out how stressed AFL players are.
It's all covered on this medically sound episode of SCOPE; where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.
On this episode of Scope animals and health collide! We give a Sumatran tiger a health check, we solve a marine mammal mystery and we take to the skies to outsmart some meddlesome mosquitos!
Most zoos vary the temperatures of each exhibit depending on which animal it holds. But all the animals in this 'frozen zoo' are kept at a chilly -185 degrees! As Claire Keely from Melbourne Museum explains, these 44, 000 frozen wildlife tissue samples are being used to help protect Australia's most endangered species.
Operation Big Cat
There's a big operation happening at Melbourne Zoo; Binjai the Sumatran tiger is undergoing a full medical health check! Join veterinarian Dr Sarah Frith as she explains how they gave this 140kg cat a check-up!
Dr David Hocking from Museum Victoria explains how one whale fossil helped solve a massive marine mammal mystery!
DIY - Dog Treats
Dogs can get bored when left home alone, so just how do you keep your canine companion entertained while your away? Well, Junior Scientist Amy might have the answer for you.
Mosquitos aren't just annoying; they can also spread fatal diseases! Join Tasya Saira from the University of Adelaide as she takes to the skies with some incredible infrared technology to locate mosquito breeding grounds!
Aquariums are great ways to learn about our diverse marine ecosystems. But before they can go on display, these aquatic creatures need to get through Bradley Dohnt from Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium and his quarantine health checks!
All that and more on a jam-packed episode of SCOPE; where the ordinary becomes the extraordinary!