A collection of videos from our archives.
Sci-five: finalists in the BHP Science Prize (1984)
Sci-Five is a film about five very different young Australians who share an absorbing curiosity about the world. Each of the five has been a finalist in the BHP Science Prize and their projects provide a focus around which we explore their lives in more detail.
Hydrogen power (1984)
What are the long term prospects of hydrogen replacing petrol as the fuel which powers the family car?
Keeping wool in shape (1983)
Australia may no longer "ride on the sheep's back" but wool is still one of our major industries.
This film, aimed at a specialist audience, demonstrates the revolutionary SIROFLOC process for water treatment.
Plants in Action (1983)
We tend to think of plants as being essentially stationary incapable of movement other than that generated by the wind. But all plants do move as they grow and respond to aspects of their environment.
The recovery of minerals from ores is an important industry and much depends on the correct assessment of the valuable minerals in the ore and on the efficiency of the processing. Traditional assaying methods don't give the metallurgist all the information he really needs.
Clean, Clear Water (1982)
Techniques for water purification have changed little over the past fifty years. But a new process called SIROFLOC, developed by CSIRO''s Division of Chemical Technology, offers a major advance in the efficiency and effectiveness of this technology.
The Living Soil (1982)
Without spoken commentary, this film depicts both the life of the soil and the life within it.