Todd Sampson’s Life on the Line

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The laws of physics govern all life on this planet. They are one of the few things in life that are universal, immutable and predictable – yet we rarely think about how they impact upon everything that we do.

Now TV host Todd Sampson (Gruen) is putting his own life on the line in a series of epic challenges to reveal exactly how these powerful forces work.

With help from some of Australia’s leading young physicists, and a first-class construction and safety team, Todd sets out to show physics in action on an unimaginable scale, from sledding through a blazing inferno with only water to protect him, to scaling a 13-storey building with just a vaccuum cleaner strapped to his back – nothing is off limits in this high-risk series that puts science to the ultimate test!
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Mar 21, 2017
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Exploring the physics of heat transfer, Todd rides a custom-made sled through an 800-degree fire with nothing but water to protect him. With the help of physicist Jessica Bloom, Todd demonstrates water's unique ability to absorb heat, revealing how even a thin layer of water can save his skin from being burnt in the flames.
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