<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/29o5sJwTlg4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">The muscle behind meat science</h2><a href="/node/1950" class="button">Read more</a>

Professor Robyn Warner is a founding member of the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Scientific Committee and she solves scientific problems from paddock to plate for the meat industry. Professor Warner and her colleagues at CSIRO and Canada wanted to understand the broad variations in meat tenderness. So they cooked a single muscle fibre (cell) under a confocal microscope and it led to a new theory on muscle shrinkage during cooking.  It has changed the current meat science dogma that it is driven by connective tissue.

3 min 12 sec
<iframe width="580" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/IE1JnmgQAa8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Thunderstorm in a laptop</h2><a href="/node/1920" class="button">Read more</a>

It used to be that computer models of weather events such as thunderstorms could only be run using powerful - and expensive - supercomputers. Now, however, these kinds of models can be run on the humble laptop. This episode explores this democratisation of weather modelling using the example of a spectacular thunderstorm called ‘Hector the Convector’. Dr Chris Chambers produced a computer model of this thunderstorm on his laptop, and shows us how accurate it is by running it side-by-side with a timelapse video of the actual thunderstorm.

3 min 46 sec
<iframe width="580" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dmvu4BhGjoU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">The hype, hope and reality of medical tourism</h2><a href="/node/1911" class="button">Read more</a>

Is medical tourism all that it appears?  

Visions takes a closer look at the trend of people seeking experimental treatments overseas that are currently not approved in Australia. Some of these include patients paying for stem cell treatments for diseases as varied as cancers, MS and Parkinsons. 

Such experimental treatment can be risky with little reward, according to University of Melbourne Professor Trevor Kilpatrick, the Director of the Melbourne Neuroscience Institute and the Centre for Neuroscience Research.

3 min 45 sec
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ZJNdfg4uOeU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">The Art of Sport</h2><a href="/node/1894" class="button">Read more</a>

Visions takes a closer look at the fourth iteration of the Basil Sellers Arts Prize, one of Australia's richest prizes.

3 min 34 sec
<iframe width="580" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/eIZK8Ulv8C8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Chaos Hits The Stage at VCA</h2><a href="/node/1872" class="button">Read more</a>
Visions reports on how the new Victorian College of the Arts musical theatre project A Little Touch of Chaos  came to be, after nearly two years of development. 
3 min 10 sec
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fIUPW8os34A?autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">The evolution of âlesbian chicâ. </h2><a href="/node/1858" class="button">Read more</a>

This episode explores the changing way Australian women’s magazines portray lesbian issues.

New research argues lesbianism is now more common in these magazines, but lesbian sexuality is often trivialised and portrayed as a type of self-objectification designed to garner male attention. 

 

2 min 36 sec
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/07pd4VHzPvM?autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Understanding the changing face of Australia</h2><a href="/node/1836" class="button">Read more</a>

Australian workplaces and households have changed dramatically over the past decade. 

This episode of VISIONS looks at the latest data from Australia's largest nationally representative survey, HILDA. 

Since 2001 economists from the Melbourne Institute have collected data from the same group of several thousands Australians to develop a 'moving picture' of how their lives are changing. 

Read more here.

3 min 56 sec
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zgZ1O6VBFRk?autoplay=1&start=15" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <h2 class="node-title">The dairy of the future, today </h2><a href="/node/1818" class="button">Read more</a>

A new robotic dairy that uses lasers to detect cow teats, allowing the animals to 'self milk', has been opened in northern Victoria.

It's the centrepiece of the University of Melbourne's revamped Dookie campus, located near Shepparton.

The dairy is teaching agricultural students about futuristic methods of milk and food production, and facilitating research into emerging animal welfare issues. 

3 min 57 sec
<iframe width="580" height="326" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nZ7sStkNAu8?autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">Making Green Cars Sustainable</h2><a href="/node/1795" class="button">Read more</a>

Charging up an electric car can put as much strain on the energy grid as a small family home. 

So how can we embrace this new technology while keeping an eye on sustainability? 

VISIONS looks at cutting edge research into the design of electric vehicles and their likely impact on the electricity grid.

3 min 40 sec
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Fsp0Aym9aHU?autoplay=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><h2 class="node-title">VISIONS â Surfing the net at work </h2><a href="/node/1778" class="button">Read more</a>

Savvy bosses shouldn't prohibit their staff from using work computers for personal web surfing, according to a University of Melbourne study. 

In this 'Vintage Visions' episode — first aired in 2009 — Dr Brent Coker explains how surfing the net at work for pleasure actually increases a worker's concentration levels and helps them be more productive. 

2 min 58 sec

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