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Title Scope: Light
Published Australia : TEN, 2011
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Summary It's powerful, it's fast and it's everywhere! Imagine what the universe would be like without the ever present energy of light! We'd be completely in the dark....literally...But there's a whole lot more to harnessing the power of light than just flicking a switch. So join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind light! As once again the ordinary becomes extraordinary, under the SCOPE. Light 101Did you know that when we see things, it's actually just the reflected light that we are seeing? Sound confusing? Dr Phil Dooley from the School of Physics at the University of Sydney explains exactly how this works.Lab Breakdown - RainbowsHave you ever wondered why rainbows occur, and what they actually are? Join Dr Rob as he breaks it down!PhotosynthesisDid you know that leaves are full of tiny little cells that convert energy from sunlight into chemical energy? And you thought they were just there for the shade! Botanist from the University of Melbourne, Jason Goodger shows us how photosynthesis works.Fibre OpticsImagine being able to send heaps of information through something the size of a human hair by simply using light pulses! Alex Argyros from the Optical Fibre Technology Centre at the University of Sydney shows us how this new technology is helping to connect the world.Junior Experiment - Speed of LightDid you know that light has to travel 150 million kilometres from the Sun to reach Earth, and it can do that in only eight minutes! Join our Double Helix Junior Scientist Talia Di Giulio as she shows us how you can measure the speed of light at home! 3D Laser ScanningScientists are now using light to recreate precise, 360 degree, 3D images. Surveyor for I SiTE, Luke Czaban shows us how this technology works!SynchrotronCan you imagine a light more than a million times more brilliant than the sun? Join Dr Mark Boland from the Australian Synchrotron as he shows us how this huge machine can help us see things smaller than a molecule.So come and join Dr Rob as he helps shed some light and proves once again that the ordinary really does become extraordinary, under the SCOPE!
Event Broadcast 2011-03-24 at 08:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Fiber optics -- Research.
Light -- Speed.
Photosynthesis -- Experiments.
Science -- Experiments.
Three-dimensional imaging.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Robert, host