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Science Made Simple

These 15 short video clips are aimed at demystifying commonly used but little understood scientific and technological jargon.

During August 2010, TVNZ focused on science and technology. This included a series of 15 short video clips, called Science Made Simple, aimed at demystifying commonly used but little understood scientific and technological jargon. The series focuses on the sort of words viewers may read in the newspaper, but don't always understand.

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1. Bioengineering

 9. Placebo effect

2. Biofuel

10. Quantum physics

3. Black hole

11. Solar cells

4. Cloud computing

12. Statistically significant

5. Genetic modification

13. Superconductor

6. Genome

14. Thermodynamics

7. Greenhouse gases

15. Web 2.0

8. Nanotechnology

 

Science Made Simple recognises that even the most well informed of us sometimes have gaps in our knowledge. This is the opportunity to have some of those gaps filled in a clear and entertaining way – and in just 60 seconds!

The words and phrases explored in Science Made Simple range widely through the fields of physics, information technology, engineering and social sciences.

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