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Bang Goes The Theory 5: Episode 3

Updated Wednesday 24th August 2011

This week the Bang team investigate rocket propulsion, the Earth's circumference, and robotics

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This week, Jem witnesses the awesome power of rockets with the Bloodhound land speed record project, Yan re-enacts an Ancient Greek experiment to measure the earth's circumference with a couple of sticks, and Dallas goes in search of a robot to call his own.

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Rocket science?

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