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Jul. 27, 2009
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30 min.
BBC One TV Network

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Bang Goes The Theory (UK)

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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