Caramel, Carbon Dioxide and the way to the Centre of the Universe

23 July 2010
Presented by Dave Ansell, Sue Marchant

Diet Coke with Mentos

A Coke bottle erupting when Mentos are added


Why does sugar look so different when you heat it up? How much CO2 is there in all the world's bottles of Cola? And which way is it to the Centre of the Universe? We'll tackle all these questions this week, as well as discovering what causes thunderstorms, and whether aeroplanes would work in space. Plus, does wrapping your fish and chips in newspaper make it poisonous?


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