Smash Lab

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

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  • Extreme Snow Plow

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 5/1/09

    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.
  • Crash-Proof Log Hauler

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 9/18/08

    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.moreless
  • Trapped in a Boat

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 9/11/08

    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.
  • Runaway Big Rig

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 9/4/08

    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.moreless
  • Unsinkable Car

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 8/26/08

    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.
  • Unbreakable Car

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 8/12/08

    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.
  • Car Over a Cliff

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 8/5/08

    The team tries to make crashing a car over a cliff survivable. Ideas tested include stabilizing rods, an anchor, and inflatable exterior airbags.
  • Forest Fire

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 2/20/08

    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.
  • Bomb-Proof Plane

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 4/9/08

    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

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 4/2/08

    The team devises a boat ejector seat to rescue someone from a speedboat that is out of control
  • CO2 Cop Car

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 3/26/08

    The team equips a police car with CO2 (carbon dioxide) fire extinguishers in order to disable a car during a high speed chase.
  • Long Range Life Boat

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 3/19/08

    The team combines a life boat with torpedo technology to perform a long range rescue.
  • Fluidized Sand

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 3/5/08

    The team experiments with fluidized sand to help stop bank robbers in getaway cars.
  • Runaway Trailer

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 2/27/08

    The team comes up with ways to stop a runaway trailer. Ideas tested include using rockets.
  • High Rise Escape

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 2/13/08

    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.
  • Earthquake Proof House

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 2/6/08

    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

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 1/30/08

    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.moreless
  • Hurricane Proof House

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 1/23/08

    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.
  • Crash Absorbing Concrete

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 1/16/08

    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

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 12/26/07

    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.
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