The Mythbuster team puts conspiracy theories to the test when they examine whether or not NASA really went to the moon. In this episode, they examine photographic evidence concerning lights and shadows, lunar footprints, slow motion special effects, and apparent flag waving. Scientific topics include light angles, geometry, illusions, vacuums, molecular attractions, the albedo effect, light reflection, inertia, momentum, gravitational pull, bodily kinesthetics, vomit comet, parabolic arcs, zero g, geologic processes, weight conversions, atmospheric pressure, and laser reflections.
The Mythbusters test to see if it is possible to utilize Boyle’s Law to crush a massive rail tanker car. Topics of interest include vacuums, negative pressure, Boyle’s Law, Charles’ Law, Guy-Lussac’s Law, steam pressure, atmospheric pressure, volume, structural integrity, condensation, molecular kinetic energy, scale models, pressure vessels, engineering, welding, safety applications, ear popping in a plane during takeoff or landing, and the eustachian tube.