Smash Lab

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Wednesday 10:00 PM on Discovery Channel Premiered Dec 26, 2007 Between Seasons

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Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • 12/26/07
      7.3
      Engineers determine if truck bed liner paint, typically employed simply to protect the bed of a truck from scratches, can be used to insulate an entire house from an explosion.
    • 1/16/08
      5.4
      Engineers determine if a new aviation technology called an aerated concrete arrestor bed can be used to prevent out-of-control vehicles from crossing the highway median and plowing into oncoming traffic.
    • 1/23/08
      6.9
      The team tests a kind of carbon fiber to see, if it could be used to reinforce tunnels or keep a house from being destroyed in a hurricane.
    • Train Crash
      Episode 4
      1/30/08
      6.2
      In response to the fact that over 3000 people die each year due to railroad crossing accidents, the team tests the idea to use large airbags, located at the front of the train, so cars are safely pushed away.
    • 2/6/08
      7.0
      The team tries to figure out if technology can be used to isolate a house from the shaking of the ground, caused by an earthquake.
    • High Rise Escape
      Episode 6
      2/13/08
      7.2
      The team tries to figure out how to decrease the number of fire-related deaths by having a stunt man test magnetic roller coaster brakes.
    • Fireproof House
      Fireproof House
      Episode 7
      2/20/08
      7.2
      The goal is to insulate a home from forest fires. A good portion of the show has the team working on ways to get the huge blanket over the home and secure the gaps. They estimate the home to be devoured in 1 1/2 minutes without protection and the experiment is considered a failure after a couple of minutes where something catches fire.moreless
    • Runaway Trailer
      Episode 8
      2/27/08
      7.2
      The team comes up with ways to stop a runaway trailer. Ideas tested include using rockets.
    • Fluidized Sand
      Episode 9
      3/5/08
      7.8
      The team experiments with fluidized sand to help stop bank robbers in getaway cars.
    • 3/19/08
      6.9
      The team combines a life boat with torpedo technology to perform a long range rescue.
    • CO2 Cop Car
      Episode 11
      3/26/08
      7.6
      The team equips a police car with CO2 (carbon dioxide) fire extinguishers in order to disable a car during a high speed chase.
    • Boat Ejector Seat
      Episode 12
      4/2/08
      0.0
      The team devises a boat ejector seat to rescue someone from a speedboat that is out of control
    • Bomb-Proof Plane
      Episode 13
      4/9/08
      0.0
      The team tries to come up with a way to protect a plane from ripping apart in the air from a bomb explosion, by using a bubble-wrap like material called Blastwrap.
    • Forest Fire
      Episode 14
      2/20/08
      0.0
      Forest fires endanger lives and property every year. Smash Lab sets out to see if Nanogel, a cutting edge insulating material, can protect a house from nature's mightiest infernos.
  • Season 2
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