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Bang Goes The Theory 1: Episode 7

Updated Friday 11th September 2009

Stopping, shipping, static electricity and optical illusions - it's all in a day's investigation for the Bang team.

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Jem Stansfield tests out new braking systems that won't burn money and Liz Bonnin looks into the origins of speech by trying to wipe out someone's speech cortex.

Meanwhile, Dallas Campbell takes part in a sea race with Dame Ellen MacArthur to try and explain why British summers are rubbish and Dr Yan Wong explains a common optical illusion.

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The weather boat

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Gift of the gab

Wheel rotation and optical illusions

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