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Rough Science 3 New Zealand - Explore the science: Shakers

Updated Tuesday, 27th February 2007

Find out more about the science behind the challenges: Shakers  

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Amid the humour and fun, the Rough Scientists construct a spectacular giant panning machine to use in the river, do strange things with sheep's wool to make their own cosmetics, and find out what trees can reveal about earthquakes.

If you were wondering how the automated panning system was constructed, explore the panning challenge in more depth. Discover which stages of panning can be automated and how the scientists used simple technology to pump water up to the sluice.

What is lanolin and how can it be used in making hand cream? Chemist Mike Bullivant explains how he concocted his cream and made it smell a little more pleasant.

 

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