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Bang Goes The Theory 2: Episode 5

Updated Monday, 19th April 2010

From the power of volcanoes to chocolate science - join us for more Bang science.

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Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: NASA-Goddard

Eruption of Eyjafjallajökull Volcano, Iceland captured by NASA satellite Terra - MODIS April 1, 2010 [Image: NASA-Goddard]

Reacting to the volcanic eruption that has seen airports eerily quiet and travellers stranded across Europe, the Bang team look at the power of volcanoes.


Jem Stansfield visits a power station to explain why steam is still powering the country, while Liz Bonnin meets the scientists who were in the front line of tackling the swine flu pandemic.

Dallas hits the slopes to discover the science behind skiing, and Dr Yan heads to a chocolate factory to reveal science that puts Willy Wonka to shame.

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