The Smash Lab explores various ways to stop a stolen semi truck within a distance of only 100 feet. Deanne and Nathaniel test giant nets, while Chuck and Gadget try to blow the tires by using spikes and explosives.
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
The Smash Lab team explores various ways to prevent a log hauling truck from crashing off the road. Chuck and Gadget design a tilting mechanism for the trailer, while Deanne and Nathaniel design a vaccuum system to help hold the trailer to the road.
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.
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.
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