Episode 8

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Bang Goes the Theory, Series 4 Episode 8 of 8

Duration: 30 minutes

Jem visits a mega-plant in Sussex to investigate the future of recycling. Dallas explains how GPS works and how it is changing our world, and Dr Yan uses science to crack the classic magic trick in which a table cloth is whipped from under a dinner service.

The programme is co-produced with the Open University. For more ways to put science to the test, go to www.bbc.co.uk/bang and follow the links to The Open University.

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  • CAST AND CREW

    CAST AND CREW

    For an item on GPS, we told Dallas to get lost. Fortunately, Eastbourne RNLI were around to bring him back.

  • Green machine

    Green machine

    Jem visits a recycling plant to find out what happens to the stuff we throw into our green bins.

  • PULP FRICTION

    PULP FRICTION

    Dr Yan demonstrates the power of friction with some paperbacks and strong members of the public.

    Watch Dr Yan's friction street science
  • Sticky Rice

    Sticky Rice

    With perseverance you can lift a jar of rice with a knife and friction.

    Follow Dr Yan's hands-on sticky rice guide
  • ASKING DR YAN

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    How do glow in the dark materials work? Dr Yan turns out the lights and excites some electrons to answer a question from Reece in Burnley. It's illuminating stuff.

    We've had so many great questions that the 'Ask Yan' feature is closed, but we'll be looking for your science puzzlers before Bang returns later in the year.

    In the meantime, dip into over 100 questions that have been answered in the Ask Yan archive:

    Discover previous Ask Yan science answers

Credits

Presenter
Dallas Campbell
Presenter
Dallas Campbell
Presenter
Liz Bonnin
Presenter
Liz Bonnin
Presenter
Jem Stansfield
Presenter
Jem Stansfield
Series Producer
Paul King
Series Producer
Paul King

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The Open University

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