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Bang Goes The Theory 2: Episode 8

Updated Monday, 10th May 2010

Rounding off the second series, Bang powers a car with coffee and invites you to sniff deeply.

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Time to take coffee from the cupholder to the gas tank? [Image: A Hermida under CC-BY-NC-SA licence]

In the last of the current series, Liz looks at how smell works and launches a huge experiment into the nation's sense of smell. Dallas investigates new evidence that the origins of life on earth might have begun in space, while Dr Yan is handing out free wine to the shoppers of Rugby. And on the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future, Jem attempts to build a car that is fuelled by coffee beans.

This episode was broadcast on 10 May 2010.

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