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Bang Goes The Theory 3: Episode 6

Updated Wednesday 13th October 2010

The final episode of Bang is a chilly one! Jem makes a pykrete (a composite of sawdust and ice) boat, Dallas attempts to build a comet and Liz investigates hypothermia, which involves much plunging into ice cold water.

During WW2, NRC researchers developed a top-secret aircraft carrier made of reinforced ice. Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: National Research Council | Non-commercial reproduction

Image courtesy of National Research Council: During WW2, NRC researchers developed a top-secret aircraft carrier made of reinforced ice

In the final episode of the series, Jem faces his toughest challenge yet, to build a boat mostly made out of ice and take it, and the rest of the team, for a spin in one of the UK’s busiest stretches of water.

Dallas investigates the world of comets and tries to build his own.

Meanwhile to get ready for the ice boat extravaganza, Liz looks at the science behind hypothermia and gets repeatedly dunked into ice cold water.

First broadcast on 13 October 2010

Inside the science

Pykrete boat

Hypothermia

Comet

 

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