Bang Goes the Theory Season 4
S04 E01Mar 14, 2011
Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami Mar 14, 2011 In the first of a new series, Bang Goes the Theory looks at the science behind the recent devastating Japanese earthquake and the tsunami it triggered. The programme explains what happened and examines the technology that attempts to protect us from the shocking power of our planet.
S04 E02Mar 21, 2011
IVF, Playground Swing, and a Special Mirror Mar 21, 2011 In the second episode of the series, Liz follows two couples undertaking IVF and looks at the new research that may dramatically increase success rates. Jem attempts to become the first man to go 360 degrees on a playground swing. And Dr Yan confuses shoppers with the help of a very special mirror.
S04 E03Mar 28, 2011
Supersonic, Sticky Stuff and an Optical Illusion Mar 28, 2011 Dallas goes supersonic and meets the team behind a 1000mph car. Jem looks at what makes stuff sticky and makes homemade glues to test out on the other presenters and Dr Yan puzzles commuters with an optical illusion.
S04 E04Apr 4, 2011
Calories, Risk and Antibiotics Apr 4, 2011 Jem explains what a calorie is by making the rest of the gang take part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Yan is at the Houses of Parliament to test the ability of MPs to calculate risk. Liz attempts to find out why effective antibiotics are in short supply.
S04 E05Apr 11, 2011
Light, Lasers and Citizen Science Apr 11, 2011 Jem Stansfield explains lasers on the 50th anniversary of their invention, Dallas takes part in a Citizen Science experiment and Dr. Yan calculates the speed of light.
S04 E06Apr 18, 2011
GM Crops, Dust Allergy and Shattering Glass Apr 18, 2011 Liz looks at the controversial science of genetically modified crops in Hawaii. Dallas tries to remedy Jem's dust allergy by making him eat worms. And Dr Yan tries to shatter a glass by playing the violin.
S04 E07Apr 25, 2011
Singing Road, Dad Dancing, DNA Family Tree Apr 25, 2011 This episode of the series that reveals your world with a bang has a royal wedding theme. Jem builds a singing road as a present for the royal couple. Dr Yan explains the science of dad dancing. And Liz uses DNA to track her family tree right back to the earliest humans.
S04 E08May 2, 2011
Recycling, GPS and Magic Tricks May 2, 2011 Jem visits a mega-plant in Sussex to investigate the future of recycling. Dallas explains how GPS works and how it is changing our world, and Dr Yan uses science to crack the classic magic trick in which a table cloth is whipped from under a dinner service.