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Global Warming: You Can Make a Difference (2006)

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Our appetite for the earth's resources and consumer goods has led to increased levels of carbon dioxide entering our atmosphere, trapping more heat from the sun and leading to global warming of the atmosphere.

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Global Warming: You Can Make a Difference

Minimum Impact: Take Only Photos, Leave Only Footprints (2005)

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Getting outdoors is one of the great pleasures in life. But our expeditions into natural environments can also cause real horror stories to unfold. Discarded rubbish causes the waterways to become clogged, a campfire can leave a nasty visual scar that can last for years. How can we avoid causing these problems? This program examines ways to minimise our impact when enjoying the outdoors.

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Minimum Impact: Take Only Photos, Leave Only Footprints

Understanding Stem Cells (2006)

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An introduction to stem cells while assuming no prior knowledge, and covers the following topics: what stem cells are, the difference between embryonic and adult stem cells, IVF as a key source of embryonic stem cells, therapeutic cloning (somatic cell nuclear transfer), the difference between therapeutic and reproductive cloning, potential medical applications of stem cell research and a brief

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Understanding Stem Cells

Stem Cells: The Ethical Issue (2006)

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This program tackles one of the most contentious areas of contemporary science: embryonic stem cell research. Different viewpoints are presented, and speakers include: Professor Alan Trounson, prominent stem cell scientist; Father Norman Ford, an ethics commentator; Patients with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Stem Cells: The Ethical Issue

Energy in Ecosystems (2002)

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Any ecosystem needs energy to sustain it, and the organisms within it. This energy comes in massive quantities from the Sun, although only a tiny fraction of the solar energy hitting the Earth goes towards sustaining life. The flow of energy through an ecosystem is complex, and vital to sustaining all life within it.

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Energy in Ecosystems

Nanotechnology. An Introduction (2007)

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This program begins with an explanation of nanotechnology, and then demonstrates micrometers and nanometers. Viewers will also examine the special properties of nanoparticles, the gecko effect, carbon nanotubes, surface energy; hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces as well as the lotus effect.

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Nanotechnology. An Introduction

Genes and Cloning (2006)

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There is a lot of controversy around genetic modification of organisms and cloning. This program looks at the way man has modified genomes of plants and animals used for food since the dawn of agriculture. As knowledge of cells and genetics has increased so has man's ability to alter genomes.

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Genes and Cloning

Genetics, Stem Cells and Society (2007)

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Professor Alan Trounson is a distinguished Australian scientist. He was one of the pioneers of IVF treatment for infertile couples, and is now a leading international figure in stem cell research. He reviews a range of techniques and issues related to stem cell research, including: maker cell biology, gene expression and epigenetics, applications of genetics and epigenetics, ?blinking on?

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Genetics, Stem Cells and Society

Forensic Science in Action: From Crime Scene to Courtroom (2007)

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An Introduction to Forensic Science' we delved into the day-to-day activities and tasks of real-life forensic scientists and compared these with typical TV stereotypes. But before you draw a conclusion that specialist forensics work must be dull, let?s put on our lab coats and get involved in the forensic investigation of a mock-up crime!

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Forensic Science in Action: From Crime Scene to Courtroom