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Naked Scientists episode

Sun, 6th Nov 2005

Fireworks, Explosions and Chemistry

In this week's explosions extravaganza, chemist and award-winning author Dr John Emsley joins pyrotechnics expert Dr Jacqueline Akhavan from Cranfield University to talk about the chemistry behind the bangs on bonfire night, George Pendle, author of Strange Angel, describes the long history of rocketry, Mark Schrope, recalls his experience of flying straight into the eye of Hurricane Rita, and Dave and Derek cool us all off by creating a home-made fire extinguisher in this week's Kitchen Science.

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