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Listed under:  Science  >  Forces and energy  >  Mechanical energy  >  Friction  >  Lubrication
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Lanolin, lip gloss and lubricants

What special substance can be extracted from sheep fleeces? Listen to interviews with Australians involved in making industrial lubricants and beauty products. Explore these uses of a vital substance made by a sheep's skin.

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Shell's Geelong refinery, 1970s - asset 2

This is an excerpt from a colour film with soundtrack made in the 1970s, reporting on a 'major breakthrough' by the Shell oil refinery in Geelong, Victoria. It opens with men walking about and climbing stairs in the spotlessly clean refinery. They are formally dressed with collars and ties, wear safety goggles and helmets ...