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Title Scope: Living Things
Published Australia : TEN, 2013
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Summary This week a broad variety of 'living things' go under the scope! Find out why sea anemones and clownfish make such great partners, check out a stealthy robot that's helping scientists study animals better than ever before, and meet a researcher who is working to identify and protect the best habitat for koalas. SEED BANKWe hear a lot about saving animals from extinction, but what about plants? Michael Thorpe from the Seed Conversation Centre reveals the process of identifying, collecting, researching and revegetating endangered plant species. SCOPE IN A FLASHTed reports on a robot snake created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon university to team up with dogs on search and rescue missions.CLOWN FISHTo stay alive and reproduce, clown fish need a lot more than just each other! They also need sea anemones. Find out why when Karen Burke Da Silva from Flinders University introduces us to her colourful research subjects - clown fish. EXPERIMENT: COLOURFUL CARNATIONSHow do you change the colour of a living flower? Junior scientist Philippa experiments with some white carnations, water and food dye and produces some colourful results! STEALTH ROBOTStudying animal life in the wild can be a tricky task as animals often shy away from humans. Meet the researchers who are building a robot that could be a valuable tool for scientists and filmmakers wanting to get extreme close up vision of animals in their natural habitat. Ashley Tews from CSIRO and Matthew Dunbabin from QUT introduce us to their work in progress - the stealth robot! KOALA PLANT SPECTROSCOPYKoalas are one of Australia's favourite animals but sadly as our neighbourhoods expand, their habitats disappear. Kara Youngentob from the University of Queensland explains how she uses leaves and sunlight to identify (and hopefully protect) the best habitat for our cute and cuddly koala friends.So get comfy in your LIVING room and join Dr Rob, as once again the ordinary becomes extraordinary, under the SCOPE
Event Broadcast 2013-07-25 at 16:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Anemonefishes.
Carnations.
Endangered plants -- Protection.
Koala -- Habitat.
Mobile robots -- Design and construction.
Plant physiology.
Australia.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Robert, host