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Beyond Tomorrow

Season 2 2006

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  • 2006-02-07T13:00:00Z on ABC
  • 60 mins
  • 1 day, 2 hours, 0 mins (26 episodes)
  • Australia
  • English
  • Documentary
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Beyond Tomorrow follows in the footsteps of the highly successful science and technology format Beyond 2000 which was broadcast for the first time on the Seven Network, Australia, on July 27 1985. Beyond 2000 was seen by viewers in over 100 countries, in at least 10 different languages and ran for 14 series.

Beyond 2000's reporting team covered stories from around the globe on technology, medicine, aviation, computers, space, agriculture, transport, architecture, entertainment, energy, environment, sport, music, and leisure. With a regular viewership of more than 50 million people, Beyond 2000 was the most widely-travelled and widely-seen program of its type in the world.

The rebirth of the program as Beyond Tomorrow on the Seven Network, Australia was marked by the transmission of the first episode on June 1, 2005. In its first series as Beyond Tomorrow, the program has visited more than 16 countries, producing more than 130 stories on cutting edge technology and medical breakthroughs which are shaping the 21st century.

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26 episodes

2x01 Episode 1

  • Season Premiere

    2006-02-07T13:00:00Z — 60 mins

Kim drives one of the world's fastest super-cars in northern Italy. Matt looks at a sleek, sexy gadget that can take people just about anywhere. Graham checks out a telescope designed to broaden the search for extra-terrestrial radio signals. Caroline finds out how we can mend a broken heart using our own body parts. Hayden reports on a new lie detector designed to catch people out. Anna tests a canoe that can fly. Adam and Jamie test a number of different ways to make beer cold.

2x02 Episode 2

  • 2006-02-14T13:00:00Z — 60 mins

Graham checks out a high-tech light-show in Hong Kong, and finds out what happens when the world's best car designers are let loose on designing billy carts in California. Hayden looks at a replacement for the whistle, which also has applications beyond the sporting arena, and a device that will quickly scale walls. Anna visits the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Kim tries out a tent that can withstand extreme hurricane winds. Adam and Jamie put fireworks into a trombone mute. Caroline looks at a device that is changing the future of CPR.

2x03 Episode 3

  • 2006-02-21T13:00:00Z — 60 mins

Anna drives the Bug Runner quadracycle and looks inside a fully furnished house in a 2.6 cubic metre box. Hayden looks at technology designed to cure people of their worst fears. Graham tries out some clothing that effectively irons itself. Adam and Jamie build gadgets to look for a needle in a haystack. Kim finds out how to pour the perfect pint of beer in just three seconds.

2x04 Episode 4

  • 2006-02-28T13:00:00Z — 60 mins

Kim finds out how our wireless lifestyle can leave us more vulnerable to unscrupulous hackers, and how we can protect ourselves from them. Anna continues her visit to the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Caroline finds out that the answer to spinal problems could lie inside our noses. Matt tests a skateboard with adjustable suspension. Adam and Jamie find out if you can survive being propelled out of a drainage pipe if fuel inside it ignites.

2x05 Episode 5

  • 2006-03-07T13:00:00Z — 60 mins

Anna visits some amphibious houses in the Netherlands and looks at a miniature tracking device. Matt reports on a coffee cup lid that changes colour with the temperature. Kim goes for a drive in a mobile TV studio. Caroline finds a breath test that is helping doctors learn more about our bodies. Hayden drives a sports car that is purpose-built for both speed and the environment. Graham looks at an automated milking system in Oxfordshire. Adam and Jamie search Giants Stadium to test the myth that Jimmy Hoffa is buried there.

2x06 Episode 6

  • 2006-03-28T13:00:00Z — 60 mins

Graham meets a robotic fish in the London Aquarium and looks at a system of lasers and telescopes that can detect small pieces of space junk. Kim plays a game of Top Golf in Washington, DC. Anna drives a road-legal car that quickly changes to a racing simulator, and visits a shop where people can sample wine without it going to waste. Caroline looks at a first aid kit with its own talking medic. Adam and Jamie test the myth that the daddy long-legs is the world's most toxic spider. Hayden meets a self-playing violin.

2x07 Episode 7

  • 2006-04-04T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Hayden discovers the next big thing in mobile technology in Japan. Caroline looks at a gyroscope that can stabilize boats. Adam and Jamie test the myth that the human voice can break glass. Graham finds a cancer therapy with none of the chemotherapy side-effects. Kim visits a sphere that blends sailboat and tree-house technology.

2x08 Episode 8

  • 2006-04-25T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Caroline tries out a driving simulator that measures the effect that new technologies like mobile phones have on our driving. Adam and Jamie find out if talking on a mobile phone while driving is just as dangerous as drink driving. Graham reports on a gadget that can detect blocked arteries before symptoms occur. Hayden plays a video game that you can walk, run or crawl through thanks to a hands-free omni-directional interface.

2x09 Episode 9

  • 2006-05-02T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Kim looks at a car that is built to survive a tornado. Anna finds out the rights and wrongs of Internet dating. Adam and Jamie give their crash test dummy Buster a makeover. Matt looks at a smaller, more powerful GPS system.

2x10 Episode 10

  • 2006-05-09T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Anna goes for a workout in a gym that generates its own gravity. Graham visits a building that has been transformed from housing airships to an indoor beach resort. Adam and Jamie test the myth that a person can survive a fall from an aircraft using an escape slide or life raft as a parachute.

2x11 Episode 11

  • 2006-05-16T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Caroline meets a dog that has been trained to search for snakes in the Florida Everglades. Kim drives a retro race car with a 21st century makeover. Hayden finds a self-propelled airplane that can be used for espionage. Graham gets a model of his own head put on a table soccer table. Adam and Jamie operate a boat with its trailer still attached. Anna looks at a $25 device that will save 10,000 young lives every day.

2x12 Episode 12

  • 2006-05-23T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Anna looks at a 270-degree camera that is changing surfing photography. Graham drives the Venturi Fétish, the first all-electric sports car, in Monaco, and looks at a robot that helps golfers to find the perfect swing. Adam and Jamie attempt to escape from Alcatraz on a raft of raincoats. Hayden tries out some glasses that detect when drivers are drowsy, and meets the inventor of chindogu, or weird tools. Caroline looks at a device that provides early detection of melanoma.

2x13 Episode 13

  • 2006-05-30T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Hayden looks at a car whose cabin can turn around 180°. Caroline plays a video game that is helping medical staff make life-saving decisions. Adam and Jamie continue their escape from Alcatraz on a raft of raincoats. Graham tries out a new soccer ball that could change the game at the World Cup.

2x14 Episode 14

  • 2006-06-06T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Hayden discovers a red berry in Japan that could be the answer to many people's dieting disasters. Adam and Jamie test the myth that cleaning products can cause an explosion in the toilet when a lit cigarette is thrown in. Graham tries out a portable digital assistant that can provide written and spoken translations of speech in foreign languages. Anna drives a replica roadster that is built in Poland.

2x15 Episode 15

  • 2006-06-13T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Hayden looks at the latest non-surgical weapon in the fight against obesity. New reporter Sara Groen finds a way for people to scream without scaring the neighbours. Adam and Jamie test the myth that a person can be killed by a playing card. Anna meets the next generation of robotic toys.

2x16 Episode 16

  • 2006-06-20T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Sara drives the Redback Spyder, an Australian-built super-car. Adam and Jamie test the myth that a cigarette lighter can ignite a build-up of methane gas in a portable toilet and cause an explosion. Matt looks behind the scenes at WETA Digital, where King Kong and the Lord Of The Rings trilogy were made.

2x17 Episode 17

  • 2006-06-27T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Hayden discovers a high-tech radar that is helping to make flying easier for passengers. Anna visits Linköping, Sweden, where almost all public transport runs on animal waste. Adam and Jamie test the myth that water can save you from bullets. Sara drives the Ford GTX1, an open-top version of the classic GT40 sports car.

2x18 Episode 18

  • 2006-07-04T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Sara travels underground to meet the Cave Crawler, the robot that is the miner's new best friend. Graham looks at Russian laser surgery that uses heat to put an end to back pain. Adam and Jamie test the myth that an astrologer in the Ming dynasty flew into space. Caroline plays human Pac-Man, a computer game where the real world is the playing field.

2x19 Episode 19

  • 2006-07-11T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Sara meets a person who is using the Internet to make a number of trades from a red paper clip to a house in Bonnie Doon, Victoria, made famous by "The Castle". Adam and Jamie test the myth that hair care products can cause an explosion in a fighter plane. Anna looks at a forensic science breakthrough that allows a person's cause of death to be determined in minutes without undoing a body bag. Hayden drives the Lamborghini Murcielago roadster, one of the world's most powerful production cars.

2x20 Episode 20

  • 2006-07-18T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Matt discovers Second Life, a comprehensive virtual world where you can change your life without leaving your laptop. Sara finds a simple solution to the rising cost of petrol in Brazil. Adam and Jamie test the myth that a gob-stopper can blow up in your mouth. Hayden meets a human robot that does nothing but sit around in bars and drink beer.

2x21 Episode 21

  • 2006-07-25T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Graham goes for a virtual drag race in a real car. Sara reports on a gel that can take the sting out of a hurricane. Adam and Jamie test the myth that a wallet made out of electric eel skin can demagnetise your credit cards. Matt discovers the latest in puppeteer animation at the Jim Henson Company.

2x22 Episode 22

  • 2006-08-01T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Graham drives an FJ Holden that has been reincarnated as a hot rod super-car. Matt joins a number of amateur inventors at the first Maker Faire in California. Adam and Jamie test the myth that the sun's rays and mirrors could be used to set fire to ships. Sara finds a way to enjoy Todd English's dishes without him being anywhere near the kitchen.

2x23 Episode 23

  • 2006-08-08T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Hayden drives the Lotus Exige S, a car that can corner like no other. Sara swims with a robot whose design is modelled on turtles and sea lions. Adam and Jamie test the myth that you can make a crossbow using paper and underwear elastic. Anna finds a solution to the problem of storing nuclear waste in Sweden.

2x24 Episode 24

  • 2006-08-15T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Matt drives Peugeot's latest concept car, the three-wheeled 20 CUP. Graham finds out how maggots are being used to prevent cancer. Adam and Jamie test the myth that sound at a certain frequency can make you lose control of your bodily functions. Sara boxes with a sparring robot.

2x25 Episode 25

  • 2006-08-22T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Anna takes a ride in the Koenigsegg CCS, the car that has broken the McLaren F1's production car speed record. Sara finds out how organs grown in a laboratory could put an end to the organ donor shortage. Adam and Jamie test the myth that a tissue box can become a lethal object in a collision. Matt tries out the future of fashion in the form of spray-on clothing.

2x26 Episode 26

  • 2006-08-29T13:30:00Z — 60 mins

Hayden drives a Jaguar convertible with safety features for pedestrians. Graham finds out how a bomb protection box can be used to contain an explosion. Adam and Jamie test the myth that you can get stuck on an airplane's toilet seat if you flush it too soon. Matt finds out how James Cameron is using digital technology to create a new 3D experience.

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