Smash Lab - Season 1

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

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Episode Guide

  • Unsinkable Car
    Unsinkable Car
    Episode 20
    2/7/18
    0.0
    The challenge for this episode is to engineer a survival strategy for a sinking car using, among other things, an archer's bow and arrow and polyurethane foam.
  • Unbreakable Car
    Unbreakable Car
    Episode 19
    2/6/18
    0.0
    What would it take to construct an unbreakable car? The Smash Lab team use reactive armour technology and metal-aluminum foam to create an unstoppable vehicle.
  • Extreme Snow Plough
    Extreme Snow Plough
    Episode 18
    2/6/18
    0.0
    The Smash Lab team investigate the dangers of a 'whiteout' (the weather condition which restricts visibility due to heavy snow and overcast clouds) and the possibility of escape.
  • Car Over a Cliff
    Car Over a Cliff
    Episode 17
    2/2/18
    0.0
    The Smash Lab team experiment with cliff diving in a car. Could anyone survive such an event? There's only one way to find out...
  • Boat Ejector Seat
    Boat Ejector Seat
    Episode 16
    2/2/18
    0.0
    The team takes to the water to engineer a parachute system that not only allows someone to eject quickly from an out-of-control boat, but also guarantees a safe landing.
  • 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.
  • Co2 Cop Car
    Co2 Cop Car
    Episode 13
    2/1/18
    0.0
    The team must devise a way to use carbon dioxide fire extinguishers to stop criminals in high-speed chases. It's a tough task to complete, as car engines are hard to kill.
  • 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.
  • Long Range Lifeboat
    Long Range Lifeboat
    Episode 12
    2/1/18
    0.0
    The team investigates the idea to design a coastguard lifeboat that can be dropped out of a long range plane to aid mid-sea rescues in a matter of hours.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 3/19/08
    6.9
    The team combines a life boat with torpedo technology to perform a long range rescue.
  • Fluidized Sand
    Episode 9
    3/5/08
    7.8
    The team experiments with fluidized sand to help stop bank robbers in getaway cars.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Blast Proof House
    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.