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Bang Goes the Theory Season 1

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Season 01, Episode 01 Vortex Cannon

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Jul 27, 2009
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Vortex Cannon Jul 27, 2009 Jem Stansfield builds a vortex cannon to pick up where the big bad wolf failed to blow over a house of brick; Dallas Campbell takes on the big brother technology that will track every one of us simply by the way we walk; Liz Bonnin confronts the controversial US scientist working to create the first generation of artificial life; and Dr Yan Wong tackles unsuspecting shoppers with a simple question: how do you cook an egg with a piece of newspaper?

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Season 01, Episode 02 Jet Pack

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Aug 3, 2009
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Jet Pack Aug 3, 2009 In this second episode of the series, the team take on more scientific challenges. Engineer Jem Stansfield designs, builds and then puts his life in his hands by tying himself to a water jet pack. Zoologist Liz Bonnin finds out if insects are the future of food, science-mad Dallas Campbell investigates NASA's latest attempts to prove there is life beyond Earth, and roving reporter Dr Yan Wong challenges the people of Cambridge to blow up a bin liner.

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Season 01, Episode 03 Vacuum Climber

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Aug 10, 2009
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Vacuum Climber Aug 10, 2009 In the latest of the series that puts science to the test, the team takes on more fun experiments and challenges. Dallas Campbell traces the incredible global journey of 30,000 indestructible plastic ducks, while Liz Bonnin goes on manoeuvres at the bottom of the Baltic Sea in the Royal Navy's latest search and rescue sub. Dr Yan Wong challenges the people of Cardiff to take on the might of friction, and Jem Stansfield uses two domestic vacuum cleaners to climb up the side of a building.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Rockets & Space

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Aug 17, 2009
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Rockets & Space Aug 17, 2009 The team take on more popular science. Liz Bonnin investigates recent research into the magnetic qualities of cows, while Dallas Campbell puts psychological priming to the test. Dr Yan Wong demonstrates why rockets work in space with the help of an underwater firework, and Jem Stansfield tries to put the programme in the space race.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Adrenaline Junkie

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Aug 24, 2009
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Adrenaline Junkie Aug 24, 2009 Jem Stansfield attempts to defeat the US Navy's latest weapon with no more than some foam and a crash helmet. Zoologist Liz Bonnin gets in contact with her frog brain, Dallas Campbell re-programmes his caveman brain to become a thrill-seeker, and Dr Yan Wong gets his thrills from inhaling sulphur hexafluoride.

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Season 01, Episode 06 Helicopters

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Sep 7, 2009
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Helicopters Sep 7, 2009 Jem Stansfield takes to the air with the Royal Navy to explain how helicopters work, while Liz Bonnin puts brain training devices to the test. Dallas Campbell investigates the new space entrepeneurs in California, and Dr Yan Wong shows how to melt glass with a microwave.

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Season 01, Episode 07 Braking Systems & Origins Of Speech

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Sep 14, 2009
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Braking Systems & Origins Of Speech Sep 14, 2009 Jem Stansfield tests new braking systems and Liz Bonnin looks into the origins of speech.

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Season 01, Episode 08 Microwave Death Ray & Gyroscopes

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Sep 21, 2009
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Microwave Death Ray & Gyroscopes Sep 21, 2009 Jem Stansfield builds a microwave death ray and Dr Yan Wong explains how gyroscopes work.

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Season 01, Episode 09 Spider Silk & Flight School

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Sep 28, 2009
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Spider Silk & Flight School Sep 28, 2009 Jem Stansfield puts spider silk - the strongest material in the natural world - to the test; Liz Bonnin joins the RAF's flight school to find out the truth about multi-tasking; Dr Yan Wong experiments with sodium acetate; and Dallas Campbell dusts off his top hat to reveal the secret science of magic.

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Season 01, Episode 10 Toffee Powered Rocket & Sense Of Smell

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Oct 5, 2009
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Toffee Powered Rocket & Sense Of Smell Oct 5, 2009 The team take on more scientific challenges. Jem Stansfield decides to build a rocket powered by toffee and then thinks it would be a good idea to ride it. Liz Bonnin investigates our sense of smell and whether it can make us smarter. Dr Yan Wong demonstrates the connection between electricity and magnetism. And Dallas Campbell explains nuclear fusion by going to the circus.

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