Bang Goes the Theory 2009 | TV Show Watchlist
Science and technology are put to the test by examining everyday scientific principals that are instrumental in shaping the world.
Premiered: July 27, 2009
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At the Zaatari refugee camp, Maggie Philbin looks at the problems faced when tackling a disaster. Liz Bonnin comes face to face with cholera and the team is joined by a doctor who makes a simple peanut-based paste that has saved many famine victims.
The team explores measures engineers are taking to ensure Britain's aging rail system stays on track, looks at how railroad signals may disappear, and investigates how a train travelling at 125 mph is set to transform trackside maintenance.
Maggie investigates the real threat of storm surge as water levels rise. Liz Bonnin looks at how to use nature to 'slow the flow' and the team is joined by Charlie Dimmock who wants to know more about urban flash floods.
Jem Stansfield explains flu on a cellular level, showing how it can mutate into a virus capable of killing millions. Liz Bonnin witnesses the vaccines being made for next winter. Maggie Philbin visits a lab where healthy patients are infected with flu.
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- Premiered: July 27, 2009
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: Science and technology are put to the test by examining everyday scientific principals that are instrumental in shaping the world. (more)