Glossary

  • Quantum - Billion Dollar Blood

    In the early 1980's, a young Sydney man gave blood. He didn't know he was infected with the AIDS virus and that the deadly microbe in his blood would be passed on to at least eight other patients...

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  • Quantum - Bugs in the System

    How much do we really know about food safety and do we actually put it into practice? This story looks at the seriousness of food poisoning outbreaks and discusses the problem with scientists...

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  • Quantum - Canary in the Lake

    Like many Australians, the average oyster likes living by the sea and having a good drink. Every hour it sucks in an average of ten litres of water, as it sieves for it's food. What they drink is...

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  • Quantum - Day the Earth Moved, The (Hume Dam)

    In October, 1996, residents of the twin towns of Albury-Wadonga on the NSW-Victoria border were shocked when the floodgates of the nearby Hume Dam were opened. The sixty year old dam had developed a...

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  • Quantum - El Nino

    El Nino is not new and can be traced back as far as European records. Many of the great droughts were in El Nino years, horrendous bushfire years also match El Nino and even economic falls coincide...

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  • Quantum - Face, The

    From the ape, to the human, to the silicon substitute, The Face will take you on a remarkable three part journey behind the mast that makes the human face. Part 1 - Recognition

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  • Quantum - Heartbeat

    The heart pumps 10,000 litres of blood through it everyday. But imagine your heart stopping for hours at a time. Each year this happens to over 18,000 Australians during open heart surgery. But how...

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  • Quantum - Horses to Humans

    In September 1994, a Queensland horse trainer and most of his stable of race horses fell to a sudden and mysterious illness. Within several days - days of furious police investigations, poisoning...

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  • Quantum - Hot Rocks

    Vast deposits of granite rocks lie five kilometres underneath Australia. At temperatures of nearly three hundred degrees, they contain enough energy to generate Australia's entire electricity supply...

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  • Quantum - In Space No One Can Hear You P...

    Dr Vaughn Clift, a medical doctor, is as far as he knows, the only Australian working for NASA. He laments the fact that Australia used to be heavily involved in the space program, and now has no...

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  • Quantum - Radioactivity

    In a millisecond, on July 16, 1945, the evolution of the human species took a remarkable turn. Part 1: A Deadly Dose Half a century after the explosion of the world's first nuclear weapon, with X-...

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  • Quantum - Red Frontier, The

    Mars and Earth are brother and sister - or they were 4 billion years ago. They started life as equals, with similar atmospheres, planetary features and climates. On the Earth the clement conditions...

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  • Quantum - River Systems

    An excellent program for geography students. Divided into three parts, this 30 minute special focuses on river health and water quality in Australia. River Health An action-packed story from the...

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  • Quantum - Sands of Dreamtime

    In September 1996 a research team consisting of archaeologist Richard Fullagar, dating expert David Price and geographer Lesley Head, claimed they had good evidence that Aborigines had been living at...

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  • Quantum - Skin Deep

    In a freezer at Stanford University in California is stored what some say is the most precious collection of blood samples ever assembled. Others describe the collection as a crime against humanity...

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  • Q&A - George Pell and Richard Dawkins

    Q&A puts punters, pollies and pundits together in the studio to thrash out the hot issues of the week. It's about democracy in action - on Q&A the audience gets to ask the questions. It...

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  • Q&A - I Can Change Your Mind About Climate Change

    Q&A puts punters, pollies and pundits together in the studio to thrash out the hot issues of the week. It's about democracy in action - on Q&A the audience gets to ask the questions. It...

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  • Quantum - Cells From Hell

    In February 2000, an international team of biologists met in Hobart, Tasmania to discuss what they believe is a global crisis - the sudden appearance of strange marine micro-organisms capable of...

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  • Quantum - Indelible Evidence

    This two part series deals with the use of forensic science in murder investigations. 1. Final Payment

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  • Queen of the Desert (Opening Shot)

    Not only has she got pink hair extensions, painted on eyebrows and superman hotpants, Starlady's a youth worker in some of Australia's most remote places. Using an unusual set of tools this...

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  • Quantum - The Ghosts of Riversleigh

    On Riversleigh station in northwest Queensland a major palaeontological discovery has been made. The fossil deposits discovered in the area provide a window into time, 15 million years ago, and...

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