From exploring the world's most advanced technological breakthroughs to learning how we can test and manipulate scientific principles in our own backyard, this series will put scientific theory to the test. Four presenters – Dallas, Liz, Jem and Dr Yan Wong – will pool their knowledge and their curiosity to put science into action in a series co-produced with The Open University (OU).
Bang Goes The Theory (UK) Season 5 (2011)
|5x01 Diamonds, Popcorn and Cancer |
Jem makes his own diamond and then proves they aren't forever. Dr Yan explains the science of popcorn, and Dallas investigates why we haven't cured cancer yet, meeting the team that ...
|Aug. 15, 2011|
|5x02 Rip Currents, Evolution and Making Gold |
Liz hits the beach with the RNLI to experience the power of rip currents; Dr Yan attempts to demonstrate evolution by drawing a couple of lines; and Jem is back in the workshop, turning ...
|Aug. 22, 2011|
|5x03 Rockets, Robots |
Jem Stansfield witnesses the power of rockets as he spends time with the team working on the Bloodhound land-speed record project. Dr Yan Wong re-creates an ancient Greek experiment ...
|Aug. 29, 2011|
|5x04 Stem Cell Research, Memory |
Liz Bonnin investigates new stem-cell research that could change the face of organ transplant surgery, Dr Yan Wong tries out the Nocebo effect (placebo's evil twin), and at a memory ...
|Sep. 05, 2011|
|5x05 Bedbugs, Gravitational Lensing and Statistics |
Liz investigates an increasingly common and unwelcome guest - the bedbug. Meanwhile, Yan explains why statistics are not to be trusted, and Dallas goes stargazing in California.
|Sep. 12, 2011|
|5x06 Tooth Decay and Refreezing food |
Dallas attempts to find out what causes tooth decay and gum disease. Yan explains the reason why refreezing food is not a good idea. Jem takes a look at some new research that claims ...
|Sep. 19, 2011|
|5x07 Helium Shortage, Radiation and Airport Security |
Dallas investigates a potential global helium shortage, Dr Yan tests shoppers on how much they know about radiation, and Liz tries out the new airport security technology that can ...
|Sep. 26, 2011|
|5x08 Nuclear Power |
In the aftermath of the Fukushima radiation scare, the team turns its attention to nuclear power. Jem climbs into a reaction chamber to explain how a nuclear power station works and ...
|Oct. 03, 2011|
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