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Bang Goes The Theory 1: Episode 8

Updated Friday 18th September 2009

The Bang team investigate death rays, office chairs, gender development and gyroscopes.

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Jem Stansfield builds a microwave death ray to prove the existence of invisible and untapped energy, Liz Bonnin takes on the nature versus nurture debate with a troop of monkeys, Dr Yan Wong explains how gyroscopes work with the help of a couple of office chairs, and Dallas Campbell decides to save the world of physics from crisis by trying to find a missing bit of the universe.

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