Tahira Reid Smith (left) works with colleagues using an infrared microscope to study how heat affects hair.
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A mechanical engineer brings her personal experiences to address human-centered problems and encourage ‘compassionate design.’
The Conformist (1970)
In this 1970 Italian classic, director Bernardo Bertolucci uses the camera frame to throw the audience off-kilter again and again.
People’s choice: Aung San Suu Kyi has proved to be ineffective at protecting human rights since winning power in 2015.
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Our project carried out interviews and produced animated films of brave people seeking to bring about real change.
Rewatching the 1991 film classic JFK shows the intricate choreography of montage — and the line between fact and truth still being navigated today.
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In the age of fake news and deep fake videos, how can documentary making be used for research and other purposes that demand authenticity and credibility?
AI-powered detectors are the best tools for spotting AI-generated fake videos.
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Fake videos generated with sophisticated AI tools are a looming threat. Researchers are racing to build tools that can detect them, tools that are crucial for journalists to counter disinformation.
Like Stanley Kubrick before him, Christopher Nolan uses perspective to mess with our minds in his 2010 film Inception.
Our video shows aerosol emissions from singing a simple scale. No wonder singing in a choir can be risky.
Joe Biden faces a disinformation campaign promulgating the false notion that he is in cognitive decline.
It’s easy to edit video of public figures to make them appear asleep, confused, drunk or cognitively impaired when they are not. The technique is being used to undermine Joe Biden’s campaign.
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In a pivotal scene from Brad Pitt zombie movie World War Z, we see the frame shift from the individual to the undead mass. In doing so, it taps into deep fears.
Many people feel some form of anxiety when speaking in front of others. That includes taking part in video hook-ups for work or study thanks to coronavirus restrictions.
Young people creating a TikTok video in Lithuania.
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An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it’s become a powerhouse social media platform.
Are university lectures better on YouTube?
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, universities are using video for so much of their teaching. Some worry this will hurt student learning, but that’s not what we found.
The number of confirmed and probable deaths from COVID-19 in New York City was 23,247 as of July 10, which is more than eight times the number who died in the 9/11 attack.
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The COVID-19 death toll in the US is now over 130,000. What do 130,000 fatalities look like? A biostatistician provides some perspective.
The main parties are fighting a fierce battle on social media platforms.
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A close look at the way the parties are using video in the campaign can tell you a lot about their approach.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg released the National accounts figures for the June 2019 quarter, earlier this week.
Michelle Grattan discusses the slowing economy, and the response to Channel 9’s decision to host a fundraiser for the Liberal party.
Still from Rome, Open City (1945)
In this video, Bruce Isaacs looks at Rome, Open City. Made in 1945, it was Roberto Rossellini’s neorealist response to the end of German occupation, and Italy’s history of Fascism under Benito Mussolini.
The first systematic study of the ballistics and accuracy of prehistoric spears suggests Neanderthals could kill at a distance.
Still from Back to the Future, 1985.
Back to the Future is one of the most loved films from the 1980s, and galvanised audiences across every demographic. In this episode of Close-Up, Bruce Isaacs looks at the politics underpinning the film.
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Understanding geckos’ movements could lead to better robots.