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Bang Goes The Theory 1: Episode 9

Updated Friday 25th September 2009

Fighter pilots and fibres are at the heart of the latest Bang.

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Jem Stansfield puts spider silk - the strongest material in the natural world - to the test; Liz Bonnin joins the RAF's flight school to find out the truth about multi-tasking; Dr Yan Wong experiments with sodium acetate; and Dallas Campbell dusts off his top hat to reveal the secret science of magic.

Inside The Science

Magic and misdirection

Man-made and spider fibres

Sodium acetate

Fighter pilots

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