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Bang Goes The Theory 3: Episode 5

Updated Wednesday, 6th October 2010

Did the eruption of the Icelandic volcano affect you? Do you think the whole crisis could have been better planned for by authorities? Join our online debate. Also on this week's episode - predicting probabilities in Vegas, sun power, and centrifugal and centripetal forces.

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[Image: Liz in Iceland]

In the penultimate episode of Bang, Liz visits the volcano that brought Britain to a standstill, and examines its aftermath and the likelihood of a re-occurrence. Dr David Rothery invites you to join our debate on the chaos caused when nature belches, and asks the question, should the airlines have been better prepared for an event such as the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.

Dallas blows the budget in Vegas to explain why we are so bad at predicting probabilities. And Jem borrows a solar furnace in France to demonstrate the awesome power of the sun.

Dr Yan takes a closer look at centrifugal and centripetal forces.

First broadcast on 06 October 2010

Inside the science

Icelandic volcano

Probability in Vegas

Centrifugal vs centripetal forces

Solar furnace





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