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Title Scope: Safety Science
Published Australia : TEN, 2013
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Summary Be extra cautious this week as SCOPE is taking things to breaking point, ironically all in the name of safety science!LUNAHELMSebastiaan Pijnappel, Games Researcher from the Exertion Games Lab at RMIT University, introduces the LunaHelm - a new helmet with an interactive light display that helps the wearer communicate with others on the road. SCOPE IN A FLASHTed reports on a team from the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory who is looking to develop a mobile seismometer for smartphones. It will collect important earthquake data and potentially give warnings that a tremor is on its way.EXPERIMENT: EGG IN SLIMECan slime protect an egg from cracking when dropped? Junior Scientist Eddie conducts a messy experiment to find out!BUILDING TEST LABBuildings come up against some powerful forces. So, to make sure they don't come crashing down, lots of tests must be done. Riadh Al-mahaidi from Swinburne University of Technology explains the testing process, with some destructive results! RIDE TESTINGTheme park rides are designed to get the adrenaline pumping and to give you the fright of your life... but of course they are completely safe! Bob Tan from Deamworld introduces a new heart-pumping ride and explains the testing and maintenance his team performs that ensures no one gets hurt. ROAD BARRIER TESTINGRoad barriers are there to stop vehicles if they slide off the road out of control. Rory Gover from Queensland University of Technology explains how he is testing how safe and effective they are, using one of the first horizontal impact rigs in the world!So keep out of harm's way and join Dr Rob as once again the ordinary becomes extraordinary, under the SCOPE
Event Broadcast 2013-02-28 at 16:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Amusement rides.
Helmets -- Safety measures.
Roads -- Riding qualities.
Science -- Experiments.
Form Streaming video
Author Bell, Robert, host