Bang Goes the Theory: Coming to America
Part of the appeal stems from a selection of awesome experiments. In the first episode, for instance, the show's presenters experimented with an enormous vortex cannon and a fire tornado generator (something we've done in the past).
But there's more to this show than just cool experiments; the team also interviews leaders in science and technology for short magazine-style segments. The show seems like a cross between 60 minutes and Mythbusters, sprinkled with British accents.
Time will tell if this team of young, energetic science aficionados can appeal to an American audience, but I like their odds.
You can watch the show on BBC America starting tonight at 11:20 pm Eastern/10:20 pm Central time. If you watch, make sure to let us know what you think.
Sam San Pietro said...
I understand that with gravity as a factor typical projectiles drop in the y-direction, is this the same for the vortex cannon? Also, are there any practical applications for this? Perhaps it could be used as military non-lethal weapons.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 8:52 PM