Students will be inspired and excited by the best of cutting edge engineering. Demonstrating a broad range of engineering applications, this series focuses on the engineers themselves - who they are, what they do and how they think. Today: Blackpool's 'Big One' is the biggest, fastest rollercoaster in Britain. This program meets the engineers whose job is to scare the life out of people.
Students will be inspired and excited by the best of cutting edge engineering. Demonstrating a broad range of engineering applications, this series focuses on the engineers themselves - who they are, what they do and how they think. Today: This episode follows two people as they have new limbs fitted, and sees how they adjust to the changes it brings to their lives.
In this episode, Adam and Jamie have an explosive movie myth they were 'Bourne' for and the Build Team take to the skies to investigate the mystery of destructive 'Blue Ice'. First up, the boys try to reproduce a scene from The Bourne Supremacy, by using a magazine in a toaster to set off a huge gas explosion. Then, Kari, Grant and Tory investigate the origins of frozen substances that fall from the sky and damage property.
Not very long ago, in a workshop not so far away, rebel scientists striking from a hidden base in San Francisco won their first victory. But Adam and Jamie are again taking on the forces of evil and testing two tall tales from dark side. First up, Adam and Jamie look into laser blasters. A recurring theme in the movies is the ability of the heroes to dodge, evade and dive out of the way of an incoming Stormtrooper blaster shot. But is that possible? After working out how fast the blaster bolts move they re-create a blaster bolt battle, put their bodies on the line and commence the dive to survive.
It's a feature length episode of Mythbusters and this time the team is on a mission to mash metal! In this Mythbusters: Demolition Myths special the team has four fables of automotive mayhem guaranteed to bend your fender. First up Adam and Jamie feel the need - the Need for Speed - wanting to discover if a key scene from Keanu's iconic motoring movie is fact or fake film physics.