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

    • Extreme Snow Plow
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      5/1/09
      10
      The Smash Lab team attempts to rescue a pregnant couple stranded in the snow. Ideas tested include a jet-powered snow blower and hot air balloons.
    • Unsinkable Car
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      8/26/08
      9.2
      Chuck and Nathaniel try to make a car unsinkable. Deanne and Gadget try to figure out a way to get back on a cruise ship after falling overboard.
    • Car Over a Cliff
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      8/5/08
      8.6
      The team tries to make crashing a car over a cliff survivable. Ideas tested include stabilizing rods, an anchor, and inflatable exterior airbags.
    • Runaway Big Rig
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      9/4/08
      8.2
      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.
    • Unbreakable Car
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      8/12/08
      8.1
      Can a car survive a 55 MPH crash? The team tries various ways to make a car crash-proof, for both side and front impact collisions.
    • Fluidized Sand
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      3/5/08
      7.8
      The team experiments with fluidized sand to help stop bank robbers in getaway cars.
    • CO2 Cop Car
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Blast Proof House
      Season 1 - Episode 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.
    • Runaway Trailer
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      2/27/08
      7.2
      The team comes up with ways to stop a runaway trailer. Ideas tested include using rockets.
    • High Rise Escape
      Season 1 - 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
      Season 1 - 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
    • Crash-Proof Log Hauler
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      9/18/08
      7.0
      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.
    • Earthquake Proof House
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      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.
    • Long Range Life Boat
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      3/19/08
      6.9
      The team combines a life boat with torpedo technology to perform a long range rescue.
    • Hurricane Proof House
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      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
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Trapped in a Boat
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      9/11/08
      5.8
      The Smash Lab team explores ways to escape from a capsized boat. Chuck and Nathaniel use an air filled bell, while Deanne and Gadget try a plasma cutter.
    • Crash Absorbing Concrete
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      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.
    • Bomb-Proof Plane
      Season 1 - 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.
    • Boat Ejector Seat
      Season 1 - 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
    • Forest Fire
      Season 1 - 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.
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