In this second episode of the series, the team take on more scientific challenges. Engineer Jem Stansfield designs, builds and then puts his life in his hands by tying himself to a water jet pack.
Zoologist Liz Bonnin finds out if insects are the future of food, science-mad Dallas Campbell investigates NASA's latest attempts to prove there is life beyond Earth, and roving reporter Dr Yan Wong challenges the people of Cambridge to blow up a bin liner.
The programme is co-produced with the Open University.
For more ways to put science to the test, go to the Hands-on Science area at www.bbc.co.uk/bang for details of our free roadshow touring the UK and activities that you can try at home.