Could Professor Brian Cox’s “Wonders” be done on the cheap?

I’m a big fan of the “Wonders” series by Professor Brian Cox. I think that they are great, seminal works explaining various concepts in physics, but what with the exotic locations and use of expensive equipment, they must have cost a pretty penny to produce. Would it be possible to show examples of physical phenomena on a shoestring? I think it is, here are a few examples.

1. Centrifugation (without the need of an expensive centrifuge designed to test the endurance of jet pilots):

2. Zero Gravity (without getting in a Zero G plane)

3. Chaos theory (I know this is a bit of a stretch, but it’s an excuse to show a video of someone throwing a brick in a washing machine):

4. Newton’s third law of motion (To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction)

Any more?

PS Sorry, for the lack of blog updates recently, been really busy with other stuff!

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